Neo-Latin Symposium

Neo-Latin Symposium 2019

The Seventh Annual Cork/Lexington Neo-Latin Symposium will take place 11-13 April, 2019 in Cork, Ireland, hosted by the Centre for Neo-Latin Studies, University College Cork.

The Neo-Latin Symposium is devoted to the presentation of scholarly research in the area of Renaissance and Post-Renaissance Latin Studies. The Symposium was established in 2013 by Professor Jennifer Tunberg at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, under the auspices of the Kentucky Foreign Language Conference (KFLC). Since 2017 it has been held in Lexington and Cork in alternate years as part of a continuing collaboration between University College Cork and the University of Kentucky (Lexington).

 Conference Programme:

Thursday, 11th April

10-11                     Registration and Welcome


11.00-12.30         Panel 1: Poetry in Context

                                Sara Hale (University of Manchester/British Library) Anglo-Italian Relations in                                     Vincenzo da Filicaia’s Mogarineides

                                Sharon Van Dijk (University College London) Recontextualising Fletcher’s Verse in the                    1650s 

                                Christian Guerra (University of Basel) Satire as a Mirror: Johannes Atrocianus’ Neo-                         Latin Satires


2-3.30                    Panel 2: Latinity

                                Jason Harris (University College Cork) Erasmus and Cicero in Richard Stanihurst’s De                         rebus in Hibernia gestis

Violeta Moretti and Ana Mihaljević (Juraj Dobrila University, Croatia) Vernacular Influences on Neo-Latin of the East Adriatic Coast

                                Guglielmo Monetti (Università degli Studi di Padova, DISSGEA) ‘Utinam scires latine,                      clarissime vir!’ Christian Adolph Klotz, Reviewer of d’Alembert’s Sur l’harmonie des                         langues, et sur la latinité des modernes

3.30-4                    Coffee


4-5                          Panel 3: Classical Reception

                                Camilla Tosi (Università degli Studi di Ferrara) Plautus and the Ancient Roman Law in                       the Studies of the Humanists

                                Olivia Montepaone (International Society for the Study of Medieval Latin Culture,                            Florence) Classics, Antiquarianism and Theology: Collecting Fragments of the                                      Caesars in Eighteenth-Century Germany


Friday, 12th April

10-11.30               Panel 4: Pedagogical Texts

Laura Manning (University of Kentucky) Teaching Active Latin: Johannis Posselii De Ratione Discendae ac Docendae Linguae Latinae

                                Anita Martins (University of Rennes 2/ University of Coimbra) Collectanea Moralis                            Philosophiae (1571): let’s talk about corpus and corpora

                                Renate Berga (Special Collections Department, National Library of Latvia)                                            Deconstructing the Early Modern Dissertations of 17th Century Riga Academic                                     Gymnasium: Text and Paratext


11.30-12.30         Guided Tour of UCC Campus in Latin


2-3.30                    Panel 5: Interpreting Narratives

                                Adir Fonseca Jr (Wolfson College, University of Oxford) Of sheep and men:                                         Boccaccio, allegory and the bucolic genre

                                Jennifer Tunberg (University of Kentucky) Performing the Patrimony and the Power                       of Words in Barclay’s Argenis (1621)

                                Jennifer Nelson (The Robbins Collection, University of California, Berkeley, School of                       Law, and the University of Florida) Gian Vittorio Rossi’s Eudemia: A Who’s Who (and                                 Where’s Where) of Roman Literary Society under Pope Urban VIII

3.30-4                    Coffee


4-5.30                    Panel 6: Representing Nature

                                Peter Dennistoun Bryant (Conventicula Lexintoniensia) Rhodologia Rapiniana:                                   Rhodanthe, Queen of Corinth, the Rose, and the Feminisation of Floral Myths in the                      ‘Hortorum Libri IV’ (1665) of Renatus Rapinus

                                Dominik Berrens (University of Innsbruck, Austria) Naming an Unknown Species –                           The Case of the Sloth

                                Angela Helmer (University of South Dakota) Theobroma cacao – A nineteenth                                  century medical thesis of Peru

6.45pm                 Conference Dinner


Saturday, 13th April

10-11.30               Panel 7: Philosophical Texts

                                Matthew Gorey (University of Puget Sound) The Poetics of Infinity in Giordano                                                 Bruno’s De immenso

                                Bartholomew Begley (University College Cork) Authority and freethinking in the                                               work of Jakob Thomasius, Spinoza’s earliest critic

Juliane Küppers (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and Freie Universität Berlin) Fighting About All and Nothing with Lucretius – The Anti-Lucretian didactic poem as a medium of contemporary scientific debate in the early 18th century

12-3                       Excursion to Blarney Castle and Lunch








Centre for Neo-Latin Studies

1 Elderwood, College Road, Cork