INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE NONNUS OF PANOPOLIS IN CONTEXT III: OLD QUESTIONS AND NEW PERSPECTIVES 17-19 SEPTEMBER 2015

Institute of Classical Philology and Culture Studies
Faculty of Humanities
Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warsaw

 

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

17-19 SEPTEMBER 2015 

Jacek Malczewski, Adoration of the Madonna (1910), The National Museum in Warsaw

NONNUS OF PANOPOLIS IN CONTEXT III:

OLD QUESTIONS AND NEW PERSPECTIVES

 

 5 Dewajtis St.

01-815 Warszawa

Sala senacka (Senate Hall) no. 401, 1st floor

Opening of Conference on Thursday 17th of September, 2pm

 

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Joanna Komorowska  j.komorowska@uksw.edu.pl
Katarzyna Jażdżewska k.jazdzewska@uksw.edu.pl
Filip Doroszewski f.doroszewski@uksw.edu.pl
 
 
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THURSDAY, 17TH SEPTEMBER
 
12.00 - 14.00 Registration
 
14.00 - 14.45 Opening of Conference
 
14.45 - 15.30 Opening lecture
GENNARO D'IPPOLITO (PALERMO)
SOLVED AND STILL UNSOLVED ISSUES ABOUT NONNUS AND HIS WORKS
 
15.30 - 16.00 Coffee break
 
16.00 - 17.30
SESSION 1:
NONNUS AND THE LITERARY TRADITION (1)
CHAIR: JANE LIGHTFOOT
Berenice Verhelst (Ghent)
Breaking the fourth wall. On literariness and metalepsis in Nonnus Dionysiaca.
Simon Zuenelli (Innsbruck)
The Typhon Episode and Dionysus as God of Comical Theater
Laura Miguélez-Cavero (Oxford)
Staphylos the imperial panegyrist? Old and new directions on the junctures of epic and encomium.
 
17.30 - 18.00 Coffee break
 
18.00 - 19.30
SESSION 2:
DIONYSIACA: STRUCTURE AND MOTIFS (1)
CHAIR: KONSTANTINOS SPANOUDAKIS
Sophie Schoess (Oxford)
Visualising Acteon: The Motif of Recognition in Nonnus? Treatment of the Metamorphosis
Camille Geisz (Monmouth)
Structure and meaning through analogy. Bathing scenes as an example of the use of spatial form in the Dionysiaca
Nestan Egetashvili (Tbilisi)
Anti-Typical Poetry as Conversing Silence
 
19.30 Evening reception
 
 
FRIDAY, 18TH SEPTEMBER
 
9.00 - 10.30
SESSION 3:
NONNUS DOCTUS: PHILOSOPHY, RITUAL AND MEDICINE
CHAIR: GIANFRANCO AGOSTI
Delphine Lauritzen (Paris)
Metempsychosis in Nonnus? Dionysiaka
Ewa Osek (Lublin)
Sacrificing the Snake: Nonnus- Dionysiaca 2.672-79 and the Orphic Lithica 699-747
Anna Lasek (Poznań)
Medical knowledge in the Dionysiaca of Nonnos
 
10.30 - 11.00 Coffee Break
 
11.00 - 12.30
SESSION 4:
PARAPHRASE: THEOLOGY AND PARAPHRASTIC TECHNIQUE (1)
CHAIR: MICHAEL PASCHALIS

 (Par. 4.114): Some Doctrinal Issues in Nonnus' Paraphrase and Their Theological Implications

Frederick Lauritzen (Paris)
Nonnus - interpretation of the ecumenical councils
Jane Lightfoot (Oxford)
In the beginning was the book?
 
12.30 - 14.00 Lunch Break
 
14.00  15.30
SESSION 5:
LATE ANTIQUE POETRY
CHAIR: DOMENICO ACCORINTI
Mary Whitby (Oxford)
The epigrams of George of Pisidia
Enrico Magnelli (Firenze)
An uknown "Nonnian" poet: John of Memphis
Konstantinos Spanoudakis (Rethymno)
The mystic reception of Theocritus in Late Antiquity
15.30 - 16.00 Coffee Break
 
16.00 - 17.30
SESSION 6:
DIONYSIACA: STRUCTURE AND MOTIFS (2)
CHAIR: PIERRE CHUVIN
Katherine LaFrance (Oxford)
Weaving the : Structuring Motifs in the Dionysiaka
Marta Otlewska-Jung (Berlin)
 On the different concepts of harmony in the Dionysiaca of Nonnus.
David Hernández de la Fuente (Madrid)
Awakenings in Nonnus: a Conscious Metaphor
 
17.30 - 18.00 Coffee Break
 
18.00 - 19.30
SESSION 7:
NONNUS AND THE LITERARY TRADITION (2)
CHAIR: GENNARO D'IPPOLITO
Anna Lefteratou (Göttingen)
The Christianization of a metamorphosis tale: Virginity, rape or marriage in the Greek novel and in Nonnus? Dionysiaca
Benjamin Acosta-Hughes (Columbus)
I Had Only an Untimely Love. The Ephebic "Epyllia" of Dionysiaka XI-XII
Katerina Carvounis (Athens), Sophia Papaioannou (Athens)
Nonnus - Dionysiaca and the Latin tradition: revisiting an old question
 
19.30 Dinner
 
Evening: Songs of ancient Greece - a recital by Łukasz Szypkowski
 
 
SATURDAY, 19TH SEPTEMBER
 
10.00 - 11.00
SESSION 8:
BETWEEN THE MASCULINE AND THE FEMININE
CHAIR: BENJAMIN ACOSTA-HUGHES
Cosetta Cadau (Dublin)
Female characterisation and gender reversal in Nonnus and Colluthus
Fotini Hadjittofi (Lisboa)
Women in Power - Inverted Gender Hierarchies in the Episodes of Europa and Cadmus
 
 
11.00 - 11.30 Coffee Break
 
11.30 - 13.00
SESSION 9:
PARAPHRASE: THEOLOGY AND PARAPHRASTIC TECHNIQUE (2)
CHAIR: ROBERTA FRANCHI
Margherita Maria di Nino (Frankfurt am Main), Maria Ypsilanti (Nikosia)
Shepherding the past.
Michael Paschalis (Rethymno)
Amplification in Nonnus? Paraphrasis of the Gospel of John and in Juvencus? Evangeliorum Libri IV
Laura Franco (London), Maria Ypsilanti (Nikosia)
Poetry and Exegesis in portraits of Biblical characters: the cases of John the Baptist and Pontius Pilatus in Nonnus? Paraphrase of St. John?s Gospel
 
13.00 - 14.30 Lunch Break
 
14.30 - 15.30
SESSION 10:
RECEPTION OF NONNUS? WORK
CHAIR: DAVID HERNANDEZ DE LA FUENTE
Fabian Sieber (Leuven)
Boom Years of Nonnian Studies? On the Reception of Nonnos in Germany (1900-1976)
Domenico Accorinti (Pisa)
Photius, the Suda and Eustathius: Eloquent silences and omissions in the reception of Nonnus - work in Byzantine Literature
 
15.30 - 16.00 Coffee Break
 
16.00 - 17.30
SESSION 11:
THE CULTURAL BACKGROUND OF NONNUS? WORK
CHAIR: EWA OSEK
Pierre Chuvin (Paris)
In the Dionysiaca, was Nonnus really a poet of patria?
Gianfranco Agosti (Roma)
Nonnus and Coptic literature
Nicole Kröll (Wien)
Sites and cities in late antique literature. Athens as cultural self-identification in the Dionysiaka of Nonnus of Panopolis
 
17.30 - 18.00 Coffee Break
 
18.00 - 19.00 Closing discussion
Trends and uncharted territories of Nonnian Scholarship
 
Evening: Warsaw by night - dinner in a restaurant and a guided tour of the Old Town
 
 
THE CONFERENCE IS GENEROUSLY SUPPORTED BY THE MISSION AND STRATEGY OF CARDINAL STEFAN WYSZYNSKI UNIVERSITY IN WARSAW FUND.

 

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