Ovid Versus Vergil

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Ovid Versus Vergil

Vergil Week 2012 at Case Western Reserve University

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Date limite : 2 mars 2012


The Department of Classics at Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, Ohio) will sponsor a symposium on Friday 27 April 2012 as part of our annual Vergil Week celebration. This year's topic is “Ovid versus Vergil.” Scholars often note that Ovid appears to write in response to Vergil. The Amores, the Heroides, and the Metamorphoses all suggest that Ovid saw himself as Vergil's rival. How, when, and why does Ovid adopt Vergilian language and themes? In what ways does Ovid adopt or adapt Vergilian characters? Where does Ovid fit in the history of Augustan poetry: is he an Augustan insider masquerading as a rebel or the bête noire of the early principate? Has the reception of Vergil and Ovid in world literature and art favored one poet over the other? When and why? Our keynote speaker this year will be Professor Stephen M. Wheeler (Penn State University). Professor Wheeler has written two books on Ovid, Narrative Dynamics in Ovid's Metamorphoses (Tübingen 2000) and A Discourse of Wonders: Audience and Performance in Ovid's Metamorphoses (Philadelphia 1999). The latter is especially germane to Vergil Week, since it deals with the whole issue of performance of Latin epic. Papers are invited from any academic perspective and from scholars working in any academic field including but not limited to Classics, History, Archaeology, English, Modern Languages, Philosophy, Theater, Art, Music, Dance, Film Studies, and Women's Studies.

Those interested should send both (1) a brief cover letter that includes the author's name, affiliation (university, school, arts organization, or independent), contact information, and paper title and (2) a 250-word abstract that includes the abstract or paper title but no other identifying information. Send both documents by e-mail in portable document format (pdf) to Professor Timothy Wutrich ( Cette adresse email est protégée contre les robots des spammeurs, vous devez activer Javascript pour la voir. ) by noon on Friday 2 March 2012. Papers will be refereed and writers of accepted abstracts will be notified by mid-March.


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