Institute of Advanced Studies


Intertextuality in Valerius Flaccus' Argonautica

Start: Dec 18, 2015 10:00 AM
End: Dec 18, 2015 05:30 PM

Location: IAS Common Ground, Ground Floor, South Wing, Wilkins Building

Intertextuality in Valerius Flaccus' Argonautica

The IAS is delighted to host this conference organised by the UCL Department of Greek and Latin.  It will foster a greater understanding of how Valerius’ use of literary allusion enriches his poetic and political agenda. Featuring papers both on individual authors and on overarching issues (such as characters as readers), this event will bring together and advance the latest scholarship on intertextuality in the Argonautica. ​What are the generic implications of Valerius’ appropriation of certain texts? What effect does time/chronology have on the reader’s understanding of Valerius’ use of intertexts (given that, narratively speaking, the action of the Argonautica often takes place prior to that of the texts it echoes)? Alongside very specific case studies, this conference will therefore open up wider questions about memory (chiefly literary memory), reader-response theory and literary interactions.

Speakers include:

Jessica Blum (Yale)
Emma Buckley (St Andrews)
Mark Heerink (Amsterdam)
Darcy Krasne (Missouri)
Helen Lovatt (Nottingham)

  • More information can be found here
  • The conference programme is available here
  • Online registration here