Contested Authorships in Latin Literature and Beyond

Organizers: Antony Augoustakis and Brian Walters; International Conference, March 29-30, 2019


Friday, March 29

  • 14:00               Opening Remarks
  • 14:15-15:00     Panel 1: Greek, Roman, and Jewish (Chair: Brett Kaufman)

Professors Irene Peirano-Garrison (Classics, Yale University) and Hindy Najman (Religion, Oxford University)

“Pseudepigraphy as an Interpretive Construct: Beyond the Authentic”

  • 15:00-15:15     Break
  • 15:15-17:30     Panel 2: The Roman Republic (Chair: Brian Walters)

Professor Kathryn Tempest (Roehampton University) 

“The Latin Letters of Pseudo-Brutus (Cic.  Ad Brut.1.16 and 1.17)”

Professor Anthony Corbeill (University of Virginia)

“How not to Write Like Cicero: Pridie quam in exilium iret oratio

Professor Francisco Pina Polo (University of Zaragoza, Spain)

“TheEpistulae ad Caesarem: A popularisProposal for the Republican Crisis?

17:30-17:45     Break

  • 17:45-18:30     Panel 3: Women’s Poetry? (Chair: Angeliki Tzanetou)

Dr. Ian Fielding (University of Michigan)

“The Authorship of Sulpicia”

  • 19:00-20:30     Dinner

Saturday, March 30

  • 8:00-9:00         Breakfast
  • 9:00-10:30       Panel 4: The Appendix Virgiliana (Chair: Antony Augoustakis

Dr. Tristan Franklinos (Oxford University)

“The First-beginnings of that divinus poeta: The Implications of Cat. 14 & 15 for the Authorship of [Vergil]’s Catalepton.

Dr. Celia Campbell (Florida State University)

“Seeing the Forest and the Trees: A New Reading of the Pseudo-Virgilian Dirae

  • 10:30-10:45     Break
  • 10:45-12:15     Panel 5: Imperial Poetry and Prose (Chair: Ariana Traill)

Professor Yelena Baraz (Princeton University)

“Lost in Time: Placing Calpurnius Siculus”

Dr. Thomas Hendrickson (Stanford Online High School)

“Authentication and fides: Contested Books in Aulus Gellius”

  • 12:15-13:30     Lunch
  • 13:30-15:00     Panel 6: Rhetoric in the Roman Empire (Chair: Dan Leon)

Professor Christopher van den Berg (Amherst College)

“Authority, Authenticity, and Author in Roman Atticism”

Professor Neil Bernstein (Ohio University)

“In the Shadow of the Master: Reading the Pseudo-Quintilianic Corpus”

  • 15:00-15:15     Break
  • 15:15-16:45     Panel 7: Pseudo-Seneca in Antiquity and Beyond (Chair: Elenora Stoppino)

Professor Christopher Star (Middlebury College)

Post mortem auctoris: The Fates of Pseudo-Seneca’s Octavia and Hercules Oetaeus

Professor Curtis Perry (UIUC)

Hercules Oetaeus in Early Modern England: Two Ways of Looking at Reception”

  • 16:45-17:00     Break
  • 17:00-17:45     Panel 8: Medieval Texts and Authenticity (Chair: Clara Bosak Schroeder)

Professor Carol Symes (UIUC)

“Medieval Texts as Mediated Artifacts: New Forms of Authorship and Agency in an Age of Documentary Revolution, 1000-1215”

  • 17:45-18:30     Roundtable Discussion and Concluding Remarks
  • 19:00-20:30     Conference Dinner