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Beyond Heliodorus. The Travels and Travails of the Greek Novel in Early Modern Europe. International Workshop at FU Berlin, 18/19 February 2019

Organisers: Anita Traninger and Paolo Brusa (Research Group "Discursivizations of the New. Tradition and Innovation in Medieval and Early Modern Texts")

Venue: Freie Universität Berlin, Habelschwerdter Allee 45, Room L 116 (Seminarzentrum, Entrance: Otto-von-Simson-Str. 26)


Monday, February 18

10:00 - 10:30

Welcome and introduction
Anita Traninger - Paolo Brusa

Panel 1: Crossroads of Reception I
10:30 - 11:15 Laurence Plazenet (Université Clermont-Auvergne)
What Did Jacques Amyot Do to the Greek Novel?
11:15 - 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 - 12:15 Stefan Seeber (Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg)
'The Older, the Better': Wolckenstern's Ismenius (1573) and the Sixteenth Century Poetics of the Novel
12:15 - 13:00

Massimo Fusillo (Università degli Studi dell'Aquila)
Heliodorus on the Baroque Stage: Strategies of Dramatization

13:00 - 15:00 Lunch Break

Panel 2: How to Deal with Adversity

15:00 - 15:45

Susanne Gödde (Freie Universität Berlin)
Divine Plotting: Suffering and Salvation in the Ancient Greek Novel

15:45 - 16:30 Anita Traninger (Freie Universität Berlin)
The Archeology of Melancholy: Alonso Núñez de Reinoso and the Reimagination of the Greek Novel

Tuesday, February 19

Panel 3: Crossroads of Reception II
10:00 - 10:45 Jutta Eming (Freie Universität Berlin)
Beyond Incest? Extensive Adventures in Heinrich von Neustadt's Version of Apollonius
10:45 - 11:30 Christian Rivoletti (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg)
Geography, History and Genre: The Reception of Heliodorus in Early Modern Italy (and in a European Context)
11:30 - 12:00 Coffee break
Panel 4: Precarious Routes
12:00 - 12:45 Nathalie Schuler (Freie Universität Berlin / Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)
Navigating Uncertainty: Sea Voyage and Storytelling in Heliodorus and Achilles Tatius
12:45 - 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 - 14:45 Paolo Brusa (Freie Universität Berlin)
To Heliodorus and 'Beyond': Lope de Vega's Iberian aemulatio of the Ethiopian Tale
Panel 5: Ancient Models, Modern Novel?
14:45 - 15:30 Ingrid Simson (Freie Universität Berlin)
Cervantes' Los trabajos de Persiles y Sigismunda: From imitatio of Ancient Role Models to a Critical Survey of Contemporary Spanish Imperial Politics
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 - 16:45 Isabel Lozano-Renieblas (Dartmouth College)
Cervantes and the Prüfungsroman in First Modernity
16:45 - 17:00 Conclusion(s)