Texts and Contexts Seminar: October 27, 2023: The Fortuna of Ovid

October 27, 2023 - Student-Alumni Council Room, Ohio Union, 1739 N. High Street

8:30 am – 9:00 am: Coffee, bagels, pastries, etc.

9:00 am – 9:05 am: Opening remarks by Frank Coulson (Center for Epigraphical and Palaeographical Studies, The Ohio State University)  

9:05 am – 10:30 am: SESSION I:  Ovid in the French Tradition
Moderator: Piero Andrea Martina (Institut de Recherche et d'Histoire des Textes)

Laura Endress (Academic Visitor, Medieval and Modern Languages, University of Oxford) 
   From the Metamorphoses to the Ovide moralisé: What role did medieval Ovid commentaries play?

Prunelle Deleville (Département de Langues et Littératures françaises et Latines Médiévales, Université de Genève)
   From Latin commentaries to Christine de Pizan: poetic transfigurations of Io-Isis

Marylène Possamaï-Pérez (Professor Emerita, Université de Lyon)            
   Translating and interpreting Ovid in the 14th century: the legend of Syrinx in the Ovide moralisé in verse

10:30 am – 11:00 am: Break

11:00 am – 12:30 pm: SESSION II: Varia
Moderator: Michael Meckler (Center for Epigraphical and Palaeographical Studies)

Kyle Gervais (Department of Classical Studies, Western University)            
   Serlo of Wilton: How to Out-Ovid Ovid

Jinyu Liu (Department of History, Emory University)            
   Perceptions of Time in Ovid's Exile Poetry

Brianda Otero (Departamento de Historia del Arte, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela)            
   For lectures and court: an unknown illuminated Metamorphoses manuscript of the fourteenth century

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm: Lunch

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm: SESSION III: Medieval Commentaries on Ovid
Moderator: Harald Anderson (George Washington University School of Business)

David Gura (Rare Books and Special Collections, Hesburgh Library, University of Notre Dame)              
   Narratological Movement in the Metamorphoses Commentary Tradition

Justin Haynes (Department of Classics, Georgetown University)            
   Allegory in Bersuire’s Moralized Ovid and Petrarch’s Africa

William Little (Department of Classics, The Ohio State University)            
   Some Other Medieval and Renaissance Readers of the Nux

3:30 pm – 4:00pm: Break

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Virginia Brown Memorial Lecture
Introduction: Anna A. Grotans (Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, The Ohio State University)

Fátima Díez-Platas (Departamento de Historia del Arte, Universidad de Santiago  de Compostela)            
   Mutatas videre formas: manuscripts, miniatures and medieval visual responses to Ovid’s Metamorphoses