Intersezioni classiche e della prima modernità (2017/2018)

Course code
4S007521
Name of lecturer
Gherardo Ugolini
Coordinator
Gherardo Ugolini
Number of ECTS credits allocated
2
Other available courses
Academic sector
NN - -
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
Second half of Semester 2 dal Apr 23, 2018 al Jun 9, 2018.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

Il convegno proporrà una comparazione tra Edipo a Colono di Sofocle e Re Lear di Shakespeare mettendo a fuoco temi comuni, articolazioni drammatiche e performative, relazioni genetiche e culturali, oltre a questioni traduttive. Fra i temi considerati: il rapporto tra padri e figli, follia e saggezza del potere, essere e non essere nel tempo umano e divino.
Questa sessione centrale si collocherà all’interno di una più ampia analisi delle relazioni fra teatro classico e della prima modernità, con particolare riguardo alla ricezione della riflessione antica sul teatro e sull’idea di ‘classico’ nel Rinascimento inglese.
Il convegno sarà arricchito dalla lettura del dramma Oedipus di Ellen McLaughlin da parte della stessa autrice e di Rinde Eckert, oltre che da laboratori teatrali su Edipo a Colono e Re Lear.

Syllabus

Comitato organizzativo: Guido Avezzù, Lisanna Calvi, Francesco Lupi, Gherardo Ugolini.
Comitato scientifico: Guido Avezzù, Anton Bierl, Silvia Bigliazzi, Nicola Pasqualicchio, Gherardo Ugolini, Susanne Wofford.

22.5
15.00 Greetings and Opening Remarks
15.30 Keynote: Stephen Orgel (Stanford), “How to Be Classical”

16.30 Coffee break

17.00 Laura Slatkin (NYU), “Revisiting Oedipus at Colonus”
17.30 Alessandro Grilli (Pisa), “The Passion According to Sophocles: Regality and Redemption in Oedipus at Colonus”
18.00 Francesco Lupi (Verona), “Liminality, (In)accessibility, and Negative Characterization in Sophocles’ Oedipus at Colonus”

18.30 Question time

21.00 Reading: Ellen McLaughlin – Rinde Eckert, Oedipus

23.5
9.00 Anton Bierl (Basel), “Oedipus at Colonus as a Reflection of the Oresteia: The Abomination from Thebes as an Athenian Hero in the Making”
9.30 Vayos Liapis (Open University, Cipro), “Oedipus in Athens: integration and its discontents in Oedipus at Colonus”
10.00 David Lucking (Lecce), “Seeing Better: The Eyesight Motif in King Lear and the Theban Plays”

10.30 Coffee break

11.00 Carlo Bajetta (Aosta), “Elizabeth’s and Raleigh’s ‘classics’”
11.30 Robert S. Miola (Loyola University, Maryland), “Lost and Found in Translation: Early Modern Receptions of Oedipus at Colonus”
12.00 Sarah Knight (Leicester), “Oedipus in the Academy”

12.30 Question time

13.00 Lunch

15.00 Marco Duranti (Verona), “‘Small Latin and Less Greek’? Ancient Sources and Early Modern Tragic Plots: Orestes’s Case”
15.30 Francesco Dall’Olio (Verona), “A Voice from the Present in Ancient Stories: The Vice’s Role in Pickering’s Horestes and Preston’s Cambises”

16.00 Coffee break

16.30 Ellen McLaughlin and Rinde Eckert, Oedipus
17.30 Panel: Eric Nicholson (NYU, Firenze) and Avra Sidiropoulou (Open University, Cipro), “Promised Endings”

18.00 Question time

21.00 Dinner

24.5
9.00 Guido Avezzù (Verona), “Man in Time: Oedipus at Colonus”
9.30 Silvia Bigliazzi (Verona), “Time and Nothingness: King Lear”
10.00 Anna Beltrametti (Pavia), “Dramaturgies of Kingship, Deception, and Pity: The Children’s Struggles Rouse the Old Fathers’ Ghosts”

10.30 Coffee break

11.00 Seth L. Schein (UC Davis), “Fathers Cursing Children: Anger and Justice in Sophocles’ Oedipus at Colonus and Shakespeare’s King Lear”
11.30 Gherardo Ugolini (Verona), “A Wise and Irascible Hero, Oedipus from Thebes to Colonos”
12.00 Lisanna Calvi (Verona), “King Lear, or Wisdom Found Too Late”

12.30 Question time

13.00 Lunch

15.00 Sheila Murnaghan (Univ. of Pennsylvania), “‘More Sinned Against than Sinning’: Acting and Suffering in Oedipus at Colonus and King Lear”
15.30 Susanne Wofford (NYU), “Pity, Pollution and Blessing in King Lear and Oedipus at Colonus”

16.00 Coffee break

16.30 Nicola Pasqualicchio (Verona), “Happy Ending for Old Kings: Jean-François Ducis’ Oedipus and Lear”
17.00 Tamas Dobozy (Wilfrid Laurier University), “Sam Shepard’s ‘Body’ of Tragedy: A Particle of Dread (Oedipus Variations)”
17.30 Barry A. Spence (Smith College), “Shades of King Lear on Beckett’s Stage”

18.00 Question time

19.15 Open Rehearsal: Eric Nicholson (NYU, Firenze) and Avra Sidiropoulou (Open University, Cipro), “Promised Endings”

25.5
9.00 David Schalkwyk (Queen Mary University, London) and Elena Pellone (Shakespeare Institute), “‘Can you make no use of nothing, nuncle?’ or Something Comes of Nothing in King Lear”
9.30 David Schalkwyk and Elena Pellone, Language workshop

10.30 Coffee break

11.00 Jaq Bessell (Guildford School of Acting, University of Surrey) and Silvia Bigliazzi (Verona), Introduction to King Lear Open Rehearsal
11.30 Jaq Bessell and Rebellious Subjects Company, King Lear Open Rehearsal

12.30 Discussion

Assessment methods and criteria

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STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2017/2018