H 2021 – Homère, horizon culturel
Date. Du Jeudi 21 au Samedi 23 Octobre 2021
Lieu. Université Côte d’Azur – Salle Plate – Campus Saint Jean d’Angély
Comité scientifique : Nicolas Bertrand (Université Côte d’Azur / BCL UMR 7320, FR), Nicolas Bouvier (Université de Lausanne, CH), Casey Dué Hackney (University of Houston, USA), Gregory Nagy (Harvard University / Center for Hellenic Studies, Washington USA), Filippomaria Pontani (Università Ca’ Foscari, Venezia, IT), Giampiero Scafoglio (Université Côte d’Azur / CEPAM UMR 7264, FR), Arnaud Zucker (Université Côte d’Azur/ CEPAM UMR 7264, FR)
Among Ancient Greek texts, the Homeric epics have certainly been the most often copied, widely studied and thoroughly commented during the whole Western tradition up to this day; furthermore, they have given rise to the largest diversity of critical perspectives in literature, and more generally in humanities. They provide a laboratory of literary studies, textual genetics, historical critic, anthropological analysis, digital humanities, and so on. With this conference, we wish to propose a state of the art of the recent advances in scholarship on the Homeric poems and tradition. This synthetic review will be dialectic in nature, since it will confront the different and often diverging approaches and conceptions which have arisen during the last decades and deeply renewed the field of Homeric studies. It will be organized around six main perspectives.