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IXe Congrès international du latin médiéval à Prague

22 septembre 2022 @ 9 h 30 min - 24 septembre 2022 @ 18 h 00 min

Medialatinitas IX: Nostalgia in/and the Middle Ages

Charles University, Prague

Faculty of Arts, máměstí Jana Palacha 2

September 22, 2022

9:45-10:00            Welcome

10:00-11:00           Jan Ziolkowski (Harvard University and Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection): From before Attila to beyond Hitler: The Waltharius and the Complications of the German(ic) Past (Keynote)

11:30-12:30           Parallel Sessions

I.A Dante’s Earthly and Heavenly Homelands

Roberto Angelini (International Society for the Study of Medieval Latin Culture in Florence): Longing for Florence: Laurel and Love for Lost Homeland in the Last (Latin) Verse of Dante (IT)

Vasile Rus (Technical University of Cluj-Napoca): Contemplatio Dei, desiderium divinae mentis et nostalgia paradisi. La pedagogia umanistica della Ratio atque institutio studiorum Societatis Iesu (IT)

I.B The Imagined British past – Geoffrey of Monmouth

Georg Stenborg (Uppsala University): Nostalgia for the British past? On genre and mentality in Geoffrey of Monmouth and Maistre Wace

Sonia Madrid Medrano and Eduardo Valls Oyarzun (both Complutense University of Madrid): Nostalgia for the Brit(on) that never was: Arthurian Thatcherism in John Boorman’s Excalibur (1981)

I.C Past and Present in Charters

Juan Francisco Mesa Sanz (University of Alicante): Un jardín frente al mar: Imaginario historiográfico y realidad documental en la conquista del Reino de Valencia (ES)

Adrián Arés Legaspi (University of Zaragoza): When Nostalgia Became Tradition: The use of old Medieval Documentary Features in the Diplomata of the Kingdom of Castile in the Fifteenth Century

14:00-15:30           Parallel Sessions

II.A Three Different Paradises

Danuta Shanzer (University of Vienna): Nostalgia and the Theology of Sentiment:  Augustine’s Eden and the Pagan Imaginaire. Case Studies from the Latin Middle Ages

Cédric Giraud (University of Geneva): Heaven can wait? Eden and Heavenly Jerusalem – between Nostalgia and Desire in the central Middle Ages

Maria Nenarokova (Russian Academy of Sciences): The Heavenly Jerusalem in Medieval Latin Hymnography

II.B Homesickness in Elegy and Letters

Gernot Wieland (University of British Columbia): Nostalgia in Alcuin’s letters

Anna Ritzel (Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich): Die Zelle als Sehnsuchtsort – Der nostalgische Dichter und fromme Christ in Alkuins ‚O mea cella‘ (DE)

Theo Lap (University of Groningen): Nostalgic Monks and Homesick Bishops: Discourses of Anti-Nostalgia in High Medieval Letter Collections

II.C Later Medieval Poetry and Poetics

Matouš Jaluška (Czech Academy of Sciences): Reshaping the Golden Age in Old Czech Chivalric Fiction

Farkas Gábor Kiss (Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest): Imitation and Nostalgia: the Poetria nova and its Poetic Influence in the Late Middle Ages

Martin Šorm (Charles University in Prague): Appeals doomed to futility – poetics of the Czech verse chronicle

16:00-17:30           Parallel Sessions

III.A Petrarch

Jean-Yves Tilliette (University of Geneva): Iamque arsisse pudet… Sur quelques vers de Pétrarque (FR)

Peter Orth (University of Cologne): Optarem vel me in tuam vel te in nostram etatem incidisse. Petrarcas Sehnsucht nach der antiken Literatur (DE)

Justin Haynes (University of California): Antagonistic Nostalgia for Antiquity: Petrarch’s Reading of Walter of Châtillon’s Alexandreis

III.B Monastic Nostalgia

Francesco Mosetti Casaretto (University of Turin): La nostalgia monastica mediolatina (IT)

Iva Adámková (Charles University in Prague): Bernard of Clairvaux: Arguments against Cluniac Monasticism with Reference to the Tradition of the Desert Fathers

Jan Ctibor (Charles University in Prague): (Monastic) Paradise Lost and Regained. The Image of Ur-Monasticism in Idung of Prüfening‛s Dialogus

Stanislav Hlaváč (Charles University in Prague): The Desire for Reconciliation: Modern Historiography and the Parents of Francis of Assisi

III.C Editorial Psychology: Manuscripts and Editions

Marina Giani (Catholic University of Leuven): Longing for the Best Copy. The Textual Restoration of Augustine’s De ciuitate Dei in the Carolingian Era

Matteo Salaroli (International Society for the Study of Medieval Latin Culture in Florence): Echoes of a Lost Manuscript: the Codex Moissiacensis and the Stemma Codicum of Notker’s Gesta Karoli

Clemens Galban (Klosterneuburg Monastery): The Statutes of Raudnitz-Klosterneuburg of 1420 and their Redaction

18:00-19:00           Lars Boje Mortensen (University of Southern Denmark): A Language Bringing an Empire: Classic Nostalgia and the Empowerment of Imperial Discourse c. 1050-1200 (keynote), followed by reception

September 23, 2022

9:30-11:00            Parallel Sessions

IV.A Constructing an aetas aurea at a Court

János Rédey-Keresztény (Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest): The Golden Age of Attila the Hun at the Court of Matthias Corvinus

Valeria Mattaloni (University of Udine): Weeping From the Exile: Ermoldus Nigellus and the Nostalgia for the Court

Antoni A. Biosca i Bas (University of Alicante): Los buenos tiempos del buen rey Jaime. Literatura latina en recuerdo de Jaime I (ES)

IV.B The Bible Rewritten

Carmen Cardelle de Hartmann (University of Zurich): Looking Back to the Second Temple: Petrus Alfonsi on the Jewish Past

Wojciech Stelmach (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań): Linguistic Expressions of Nostalgia for Paradise Lost in Old Polish Apocrypha about Adam and Eve

Louis Zweig (Harvard University): The Biblical Structure of the Waltharius

IV.C The Linguistics of Regret

Bruno Bon (French National Centre for Scientific Research): La ‘nostalgie’ en latin médiéval : une étude lexicale comme les autres (FR)

Krzysztof W. Nowak (Polish Academy of Sciences): Beyond Sin. Linguistic Representation of Regret in Medieval Latin Texts

Anna Ledzińska (Polish Academy of Sciences): Longing for Perfection. Virtus in Polish Medieval Latin

11:30-13:00           Parallel Sessions

V.A Romanticism and Yearning in the early Middle Ages

Walter Berschin (Heidelberg University): Walahfrid Strabo’s “Tagebuch” a. 815 bis a. 825 (DE)

Tino Licht (Heidelberg University): Hrotsvit von Gandersheim in Winchester. Spuren englischer Heimatnostalgie um die erste Jahrtausendwende (DE)

David A. Traill (University of California): Nostalgia in Gottschalk and Walahfrid

V.B The Classics remembered in Humanism

Marta Ramos-Grané (University of Extremadura): Manipulating Memory, a Mistake in Romberch’s Recalling

Tristan Spillmann (University of Cologne): Cicero versus Bartolo or Antiquity versus the Middle Ages. The Dualisms of Past and Present in Lorenzo Valla’s Epistola contra Bartolum

Rodney J. Lokaj (Kore University of Enna): Nostalgic Philology: Bembo’s ‘Ad Herculem Strotium’

V.C Longing and Bereavement in Historiography

Hanna Rajfura (University of Warsaw): The Past as Source of Knowledge, Longing, and Legitimacy: The Case of the Late Medieval Polish Historian Jan Długosz

Wojciech Mrozowicz (University of Wrocław): Egressi de sacro Lubensis cenobii paradyso. Über das Gefühl der Sehnsucht im Leben der Mönche (anhand der schlesischen mittelalterlichen Klostergeschichtsschreibung) (DE)

Jesús Rodríguez Viejo (Goethe University Frankfurt): A Bereaved Daughter: Dynastic Memory and Performance in the Royal Pantheon of León, Spain

14:00-15:00           Parallel Sessions

VI.A Architrenius

Lorenzo Carlucci (Sapienza University of Rome) and Laura Marino (University of Cassino and Southern Lazio): The Architrenius as an Epic of Nostalgia

Floriane Goy (University of Geneva): « Omne bonum ueterum labiis distillat » : L’exemple de l’Antiquité dans l’Architrenius de Jean de Hanville (FR)

VI.B Reception of the Classics: Golden Oldies or Not?

Hannelore Segers (Harvard University): The Late Antique Cento and Virgil’s Golden Age

Krešimir Vuković (Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich): Medieval and Classical Sources of Nostalgia in J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Silmarillion

VI.C Transmission of Learning: Looking Back with Mixed Feelings

Erika Kihlman (Stockholm University): Late-Medieval Teaching Material: Conservatism, Nostalgia, Antiquarianism?

Luisa Fizzarotti (University of Udine): Books and Authors from the Past Mourning the Death of Ambrose

15:30-16:30           Parallel Sessions

VII.A Visigothic Longings

Rodríguez Joel Varela (Complutense University of Madrid): La Visio Taionis y la nostalgia por el pasado visigodo

Sergey Vorontsov (Saint Tikhon’s Orthodox University in Moscow): The Nostalgic Self and the Literary Culture of Seventh-Century Visigothic Spain

VII.B Ruins and Paradise in Twelfth-Century Poetry

Greti Dinkova-Bruun (University of Toronto): Longing for Paradise in the Poetry of Peter Riga and Alexander Neckam

Susanna Fischer (Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich): Cities and Ruins – Troy, Rome, and the Memory of Past Glory in Medieval Latin Poetry

VII.C Miraculous Healing

Łukasz Halida (Polish Academy of Sciences): Sanatio corporis – sanatio animae. Le guarigioni miracolose e la sua dinamica psicologica e spirituale nei testi medievali sui santi polacchi (IT)

Agnieszka Maciąg-Fiedler (Polish Academy of Sciences): Miracles were Done Once – The Medicine of Nicholas of Poland

17:00-18:00           Barbara Newman (Northwestern University in Evanston): Using Nostalgia to Justify the New: The Place of Precedents in Hagiography (keynote)

Followed by a concert of Schola Gregoriana

September 24, 2022

9:30-11:00            Parallel Sessions

VIII.A Longing women

Katja Weidner (University of Vienna): Virginity Lost: Hrotsvitha’s Mary and the Point of No Return

Dorota Rojszczak-Robińska (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań): Longing for a Child. A Depiction of Infertility in the Old Polish Apocrypha of the New Testament

Francesca Robusto (University of Turin): Heloise or Redemption from Nostalgia (IT)

VIII.B Expressing Emotions

Daniela E. Mairhofer (Princeton University): The Dynamics of Nostalgia in the Thirteenth Century

Alfonso García Leal (University of Oviedo): Emociones en la epigrafía medieval hispana (ES)

Zdzisław Koczarski (Polish Academy of Sciences): Language of Desire for Change: Wish Particle ‘utinam’ in Jan Długosz’ Annales

VIII.C (Glossed) manuscripts

Evina Steinová (Dutch Academy of Arts and Sciences): The Oldest Annotations to the Etymologiae of Isidore of Seville: How to Analyze Them, How to Edit Them?

Justin Stover (University of Edinburgh): Theognis Latinus: Henricus Aristippus and the Greek Past

Christina Jackel (University of Vienna) and Jiří Černý (Regional Museum in Olomouc): Tassilo to go. Das Kremsmünsterer Beutelbuch CC 391

11:30-13:00           Parallel Sessions

IX.A Nostalgia in Late Medieval Politics

Thomas Haye (University of Göttingen): Die Desolatio regni Francie des Robert Blondel (gest. nach 1460). – Poetische Nostalgie im Dienste nationaler Politik (DE)

Pavel Nývlt (Czech Academy of Sciences): Nostalgias in Hussite Bohemia

Wilken Engelbrecht (Palacký University Olomouc): Nostalgie bestätigt: das kaiserliche Privilegium der friesischen Freiheit vom Jahre 1417 (DE)

IX.B Texts and Contexts for Nostalgia

Caecilia-Désirée Hein (Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich): Discourse and Community. The Writings of Bernhard of Waging in the Context of Late Medieval Monastic Reform

Tristan Major (Qatar University): Legitur spermologus: Frithegod and the Use of Greek in the Breuiloquium Vitae Sancti Wilfredi

Elena Vishnevskaya (Russian Academy of Sciences): Nostalgia in Medieval Latin Sequences: From Bitterness to Joy

IX.C Contemplating the Saints

Rosalind Love (University of Cambridge): Looking Back at St. Augustine of Canterbury

Patryk M. Ryczkowski (University of Innsbruck): Why Did Early Modern Epic Poetry Glorify the Medieval Saints? St. John of Nepomuk in the Nepomuceneis Persicos

Fabio Mantegazza (University of Bologna): Nostalgia and the Scoti peregrini: the case of Donatus Faesulanus’s Vita sanctae Brigidae

14:00-15:00           Parallel Sessions

X.A Late Medieval Theology

Petra Mutlová (Masaryk University in Brno): Discens factus est sciens: Recommendation Speeches in Late Medieval Bohemia

Luciano Micali (Charles University in Prague): The Reference to Tradition and to Good Models in the Theological Speculation of Jean Gerson

X.B Prophecy and Revelation

Gabriele Passabì (University of Cambridge): Back to the Future: Prophecy, Temporality, and Nostalgia in Twelfth-Century Universal Chronicles

Pavlína Cermanová (Czech Academy of Sciences): Return to Innocence: Apocalyptic Mutation in Hussite Radicalism

X.C Seen through a Telescope: Classical Latin in the Middle Ages

Anahí Álvarez Aguado (University of Barcelona): Linguistic Nostalgia in Medieval Latin Documents from Catalonia

Adam Poznański (Wrocław University Library): Peter the Venerable and Classical Latin. A Stylistic Analysis of “Contra Petrobrusianos”

15:30-16:30           Parallel Sessions

XI.A Medievalism – Theory

Rasmus Vangshardt (University of Southern Denmark): Latin Medievalisms and the Ecstasies of Time in Early Modern Drama

Jeff Rider (Wesleyan University in Middletown): Semper Fi: How Can I Feel Nostalgic for the Middle Ages?

XI.B Nostalgia for the Primitive Church

Roberto Gamberini (University of Cassino and Southern Lazio): In Search of the Lost Biblical Commentaries by Anselm of Baggio: Nostalgia for the Primitive Church in the Midst of the Investiture Controversy

Lucie Mazalová (Masaryk University in Brno): A Reformation Preacher between Nostalgia for the Ideal Primitive Church and Personal Desire to Return to the Lord

XI.C Repressing Nostalgia

Lucia Castaldi (University of Udine): Repressed Nostalgia: The Irish World and the Relationship with its Own Origins

Fernández Diego Belmonte (University of Seville): To Prohibit Nostalgia. Erasing Islam from a Mosque through Writing: The Libro Verde (Green book) of the Córdoba Cathedral (Fourteenth century)

17:00-18:00           Wrap-Up Session (Plenary)


Début :
22 septembre 2022 @ 9 h 30 min
Fin :
24 septembre 2022 @ 18 h 00 min
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