"Good and Bad Ovids in the Middle Ages" (VIRTUAL) at ICMS Kalamazoo 2023
The Societas Ovidiana welcomes proposals for a panel on "Good and Bad Ovids in the Middle Ages" at the 58th Congress on Medieval Studies (May 11-13, 2023). This panel will be held virtually.
Proposals should be submitted by September 15, 2022, at https://wmich.edu/medievalcongress/call.
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Session 2: GOOD AND BAD OVIDS IN THE MIDDLE AGES
This panel invites papers that cast light on how medieval readers negotiated the tricky issues of Ovid's morality and utility. Questions that might be addressed include the following: What strategies were employed to redeem Ovid as an author? How was his poetic corpus redefined, delimited, or extended to render it safe or useful? How was Ovid read in the schoolroom, and what kinds of knowledge was he felt to impart? How did commentaries, translations, or adaptations mediate between difficult parts of his oeuvre and his readers? How are sensitive topics in Ovid’s poetry treated in medieval literary and visual media?
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