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Thursday 14/09

8.30 Arrival and coffee

9.00 Introduction


9.15 – 10.15 Keynote lecture

Anders Cullhed (Stockholm University): Latinate Pranks and Exercises. Recycling Latin Classes in Western Lyric Poetry

10.15 – 10.35 Coffee break

Panel 1: Out of the Classroom. Remembering and Forgetting Latin.

Chair: Marco Formisano

  • 10.35 Leon Grek (Princeton University): “I read it in the grammar long ago”. Forgetting Latin in the English Renaissance
  • 11.05 Moa Ekbom (University of Gothenburg): Ripping Vergil Apart. The Nostalgia and Creativity of the sortes Vergilianae
  • 11.35 Wim Verbaal (Ghent University): Beyond the Reach of Latin. The Emancipation of Western European Literatures from their Latin Background
  • 12.05 Discussion

12.50 – 14.15 Lunch


Panel 2: In Front of the Classroom. Latin Teaching and Authority (I)

Chair: Jeroen De Gussem

  • 14.15 Chrysanthi Demetriou (Open University of Cyprus and University of Cyprus): Teaching Controversial Topics at (Ancient) Schools: Donatus on Terence
  • 14.45 Brian Jensen (Stockholm University): The Meaning and Use of Fabula in the ‘Dialogus creaturarum moralizatus’
  • 15.15 Discussion

15.45 – 16.15 Coffee break

Panel 2: In Front of the Classroom. Latin Teaching and Authority (II)

Chair: Paolo Felice Sacchi

  • 16.15 Romain Jalabert (University Paris-Sorbonne): Sainte-Beuve, Baudelaire, Rimbaud, etc., et le Gradus ad Parnassum
  • 16.45 Ray Schrire (Hebrew University of Jerusalem): The Margins of Shakespeare’s Grammar. Humanistic Pedagogy in Theory and Practice 
  • 17.15 Discussion

17.45 End of day 1

18.00 Reception

Friday 15/09


8.30 Arrival and coffee

8.45 – 9.45 Keynote lecture

Erik Gunderson (University of Toronto): The Morosophistic Discourse of Ancient Prose Fiction

9.45 – 10.00 Coffee break

Panel 3: In the Back of the Classroom. Latin in the Margins

Chair: Maxim Rigaux

  • 10.00 Craig Williams (University of Illinois): American Indians Writing Latin in Colonial New England
  • 10.30 Heréndira Téllez-Nieto (ENES-UNAM, Morelia): Atravesando fronteras: La enseñanza del latín en el Nuevo Mundo (México, siglo XVI)
  • 11.00 Yanick Maes (Ghent University): Elevator to Prison: the Latin Schools as Tools among Berber Intellectuals
  • 11.30 Discussion

12.15 – 13.30 Lunch with poster session (Education & Research at Ghent University)


Panel 4: In the Front Row. Latin Literature and Competition (I)

Chair: Klazina Staat

  • 13.30 Piet Gerbrandy (University of Amsterdam): The ‘Hisperica Famina’ as an Ars Poetica
  • 14.00 Arsenii Vetushko-Kalevich (Lund University): Nordic Gods in Classical Dresses: ‘De diis arctois’ by C. G. Brunius
  • 14.30 Jacqueline Arthur-Montagne (High Point University): Lampooning Latinitas: The Comic Latin Grammar in Nineteenth-Century Britain
  • 15.00 Discussion

15.30 – 15.50 Coffee break

Panel 4: In the Front Row. Latin Literature and Competition (II)

Chair: Micol Long

  • 15.50 Fabio Tutrone (University of Palermo): Masks, Fathers and Writers. Latin Aemulatio from Literary Education to Social Reciprocity (and Back)
  • 16.20 Jonathan Newman (Missouri State University): Dictaminal Education, Competition and Literary Culture in Early-Thirteenth-Century Bologna
  • 16.50 Discussion

17.30 Round table

Future collaborations and publications

18.30 End of day 2

19.30 Conference dinner

Saturday 16/09


9.00 Arrival and coffee

9.15 – 10.15 Keynote lecture

Rita Copeland (University of Pennsylvania): “Teaching the Schemata in the Middle Ages, from Techne to ‘Art’ ”

10.15 – 10.35 Coffee break

Panel 5: Crisscross through the Classroom. Latin Literature and performance

Chair: Claudia Wittig

  • 10.35 Lucy Jackson (King’s College London): Audite Pueri! The Performance of Latin in Sixteenth-Century School Plays
  • 11.05 Monika Otter (University of Dartmouth): Hanc ego dissolvam: Freedom, Play, Poetry and the ‘Ecbasis Captivi’
  • 11.35 Discussion

12.05 – 12.50 Concluding discussion

12.50  End of day 3

15.00 – 17.00 STAM Museum visit (optional)