Calpurnius Flaccus’ Declamations

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Calpurnius Flaccus' Declamations

PARIS, FEBRUARY 13-14th 2014

Appel à contributions
Date limite : 30 mai 2013

 

PROJECT: READING ROMAN DECLAMATION

Recently scholars have lavished their attention on controversiae and suasoriae and have allowed these genres to leave their corners of neglect. Naturally, when placed into its socio-historical context the body of declamations that has come down to us (Seneca the Elder, Ps.-Quintilian and Calpurnius Flaccus) echoes its cultural, social and literary background. These texts are not independent and have to be read within their contexts, but at the same time they also constitute a genre on their own, the rhetorical and literary framework of which remains not yet fully explored. What are the poetics of declamatio?
As a genre situated at the cross-road of rhetoric and fiction, declamatio offers a kind of freedom and ability to experiment new forms of discourse, and calls for both a technical and literary analysis. If one places the literariness of declamatio into the spotlight, it becomes possible to study it as a realm of genuine literary creation with its own theoretical underpinning – rather than simply reading it as a gratuitous practice mimicking the practice of real orators.
For this project, we are holding three events, focussing on one author at a time (Seneca the Elder 2012, Montpellier; Quintilian 2013, Sao Paulo). This call of papers is for the final event in the series concentrating on the oeuvre of Calpurnius Flaccus.

 

 

Organising committee:
Martin Dinter (KCL and University of Sao Paulo (FAPESP))
Charles Guerin (Monpellier and Institut universitaire de France)
Marcos Martinho (University of Sao Paulo)

Speakers include:
Michael Winterbottom, Oxford
Christopher van den Berg, Amherst
Lewis Sussman, Florida
Catherine Schneider, Strasbourg
Andra Balbo, Torino
and
Danielle Van Mal-Maeder, Lausanne
as well as
Sylvie Franchet d'Espèrey, Paris IV (as chairs)
Abstracts of no more than 300 words for 30 min papers in English or French should be sent to: Cette adresse email est protégée contre les robots des spammeurs, vous devez activer Javascript pour la voir. by the deadline of 30th May 2013.

Source : APA et site du colloque

 

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