"Incompleteness and the Medieval Ovid" (VIRTUAL) at ICMS Kalamazoo 2023

deadline for submissions: 
September 15, 2022
full name / name of organization: 
Societas Ovidiana
contact email: 

The Societas Ovidiana welcomes proposals for a panel on "Incompleteness and the Medieval Ovid" 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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This panel invites a variety of approaches to the study of incompleteness, omission, and the fragmentary in textual and/or visual traditions of the medieval Ovid. Proposals might consider, but are not limited to: how medieval writers adapted narratives of incompleteness in Ovid’s poetry; incompleteness in translations, adaptations, or reworkings of Ovidian texts in the Middle Ages; the incomplete or fragmented manuscript tradition of the medieval Ovid; how medieval readers reacted to lost or fragmentary Ovidian works or manuscripts; how Ovid was fragmented in the process of excerption and compilation; how medieval accessus and/or commentaries responded to incompleteness in Ovid; lacunae and textual/historical gaps in the medieval Ovidian biographical tradition; or medieval pseudo-Ovids responding to Ovidian incompleteness or fragmentation.


Email Rebecca Menmuir at r.menmuir@qmul.ac.uk with any questions.