2014 ISLALS Conference Program


2014 ISLALS Conference Program

International Society for Late Antique Literary Studies
ANNUAL CONFERENCE, 2014

Schedule

All events are held in the George Sherman Union (GSU) Building, room 315, 775 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, unless otherwise noted. Each speaker has a forty-five minute timeslot for the paper and audience questions.

Friday, November 14, 2014

8:30-9:30 Check-In and Breakfast (in the GSU Terrace Lounge, 2nd Floor)

9:30-11:00 Session one
Scott McGill, ‘Juvencus and Epic’
Stevie Hull, ‘Ordered Content, Ordered Form: Letters and Christian Poetics in the Hands of Augustine and Friends’

11:00-11:30 Morning Break (with coffee and light refreshments in the GSU Terrace Lounge, 2nd Floor)

11:30-1:00 Session two
Byron MacDougall, ‘Callimachus and the Bishops: Gregory of Nazianzus’ Second Oration’
Olivier Dufault, ‘The Professionalization of Greek Curse Writing in Late Antiquity’

1:00-2:30 Lunch (on your own)

2:30-4:00 Session three
Linda Jones Hall, ‘Mirum opus est… tales edere versus: the Polished Poetry of Publilius Optatianus Porfyrius’
Joshua Hartman, ‘Merae nugae: Ausonian Self-Evaluation and its Context’

4:00-4:15 Short Break (with coffee, tea, and water in the GSU Terrace Lounge, 2nd Floor)

4:15-5:00 Session four
Zachary Domach, ‘The Sententiae Sexti: A Case Study of Function, Popularity, and Reception of Christian Low Literature in Late Antiquity’

5:00 Conference dinner (GSU Terrace Lounge, 2nd Floor)

Saturday, November 15, 2014

8:30-9:30 Breakfast (in the GSU Terrace Lounge, 2nd Floor)

9:30-11:00 Session five
Christopher van den Berg, ‘Surface, Depth, and Sensualism in Minucius Felix’s Octavius
Ian Fielding, ‘Traditions of Popular Performance in Paulinus of Nola’s Natalicia

11:00-11:30 Morning Break (with coffee and light refreshments in the GSU Terrace Lounge, 2nd Floor)

11:30-1:00 Session six
Michael Hanaghan, ‘Locating “Low” Literature in Sidonius: Alterity in Action’
Hope Williard, ‘History and Satire in Late Antiquity’

1:00-2:30 Lunch (on your own)

2:30-4:00 Session seven
Saskia Dirkse, ‘Come Hell or High Style: An Early Byzantine Vision of the Inferno in Two Registers’
Nicholas Marinides, ‘Anastasius of Sinai and the Deployment of Demotic Greek in Late Seventh-Century Texts’

4:00-4:15 Short Break (with coffee, tea, and water in the GSU Terrace Lounge, 2nd Floor)

4:15-5:00 Session eight
Mark Lewis Tizzoni, ‘Prosaic Poetry: the High, the Low, and Eugenius II of Toledo’

5:00-5:15 Closing Remarks