Medialatinitas IX: Nostalgia in/and the Middle Ages

Charles University, Prague

Faculty of Arts, náměstí Jana Palacha 2

September 22, 2022

Welcome (Lucie Doležalová, Danuta Shanzer)

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
Chair: Farkas Gábor Kiss
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
Chair: Klára Petříková
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 Longing women
Dorota Rojszczak-Robińska and Zofia Bryłka (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)

I.D Nostalgia for and Future of Medieval Latin (roundtable)
Chair: Mary Garrison
Francesco Stella (University of Siena): Medieval Latin Handbooks

Agostino Paravicini Bagliani (S.I.S.M.E.L.): Medieval Latin tools and repertories

Wim Verbaal (Ghent University): Memoria futurorum: Nostalgic for the Future

14:00-15:30 Parallel Sessions
II.A Different Paradises
Chair: Mariken Teeuwen
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

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

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

Mary Garrison (University of York): Alcuin’s Nostalgia in the year of the miseria et mors regum

Anna Ritzel (Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich): Die Zelle als Sehnsuchtsort – Der nostalgische Dichter und fromme Christ in Alkuins

II.C Contemplating the Saints
Chair: Stanislav Hlaváč
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

16:00-17:30 Parallel Sessions

III.A Petrarch
Chair: Francesco Stella
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, Davis): Antagonistic Nostalgia for Antiquity: Petrarch’s Reading of Walter of Châtillon’s Alexandreis

III.B Monastic Nostalgia
Chair: Cédric Giraud
Theo Lap (University of Groningen): Nostalgic Monks and Homesick Bishops: Discourses of Anti-Nostalgia in High Medieval Letter Collection

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

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

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

III.C Editorial Psychology: Manuscripts and Editions
Chair: Erika Kihlman
Marina Giani (Università degli Studi di Milano and KU 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

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

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

IV.B The Bible Rewritten
Chair: Greti Dinkova-Bruun
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
Chair: Pavel Nývlt
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 Transmission of Learning: Looking Back with Mixed Feelings
Chair: Mary Garrison
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

Conan Doyle (Charles University): Ubi sunt medici qui ante nos fuerunt? Nostalgia for the Imperial Past in Agnellus of Ravenna, the Epistola peri heresion, and early medieval Latin medical corpus

V.B The Classics remembered in Humanism
Chair: Farkas Gábor Kiss
Kurt Smolak (University of Vienna): In chaos cuncta reverti…[Bohuslaus Hassensteinius a Lobkowitz]: ‘Florebat olim studium [CB 6]’ (LAT)

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
Chair: Agostino Paravicini Bagliani
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
Chair: Kurt Smolak
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 in Poetry
Chair: Marek Kretschmer
Hannelore Segers (Harvard University): The Late Antique Cento and Virgil’s Golden Age

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

VI.C Walahfrid in Exile
Chair: Mariken Teeuwen
Walter Berschin (Heidelberg University): Walahfrid Strabo’s “Tagebuch” a. 815 bis a. 825 (DE)

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

15:30-16:30 Parallel Sessions
VII.A Visigothic Longings
Chair: Carmen Cardelle de Hartmann
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 Building an Ideal Monastic Community
Chair: Wim Verbaal
Jan Ctibor (Charles University in Prague): (Monastic) Paradise Lost and Regained. The Image of Ur-Monasticism in Idung of Prüfening‛s Dialogus

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

VII.C Miraculous Healing
Chair: Conan Doyle
Łukasz Halida (Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw): 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, Warsaw): Miracles were Done Once – The Medicine of Nicholas of Poland

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 Constructing an aetas aurea at a Court

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

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

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

VIII.B Expressing Emotions
Chair: Krzysztof W. Nowak
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
Chair: Erika Kihlman
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
Chair: Iva Adámková
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
Chair: Jeff Rider
Marek Kretschmer (Centre universitaire de Norvège à Paris): Les voix du passé – les sources latines du Compendium historial d’Henri Romain

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 Later Medieval Poetry and Poetics
Chair: Francesco Stella
Matouš Jaluška (Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague): 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 (Centre for Medieval Studies, Prague): Appeals doomed to futility – poetics of the Czech verse chronicle

IX.D Digital Turn in Manuscript Studies (roundtable)
Mariken Teeuwen (Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands): The Transformation of Manuscript Research in the Digital Age

Martin Roček (Charles University): Annotations, Editions and Semantic Analysis

Ondřej Fúsik (Charles University): Linguistic Data

Karel Pacovský (Charles University): The Lipnice Bible 1421-2021

14:00-15:00 Parallel Sessions
X.A Late Medieval Theology
Chair: Wojciech Mrozowicz
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
Chair: Adam Poznański
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 Documentary Nostalgia
Chair: Marta Ramos Grané
Anahí Álvarez Aguado (University of Barcelona): Linguistic Nostalgia in Medieval Latin Documents from Catalonia

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

15:30-16:30 Parallel Sessions
XI.A Medievalism – Theory
Chair: Martin Šorm
Rasmus Vangshardt (University of Southern Denmark): Latin Medievalisms and the Ecstasies of Time in Early Modern Drama

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

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

XI.B Nostalgia for the Primitive Church
Chair: Luciano Micali
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
Chair: Pavlína Cermanová
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)

September 25, 2022

Evaluation meeting (only for members of the Medieval Latin Committee)

The event was supported by the European Regional Development Fund project “Creativity and Adaptability as Conditions of the Success of Europe in an Interrelated World” (reg. no.: CZ.02.1.01/0.0/0.0/16_019/0000734).

Further information: Lucie Doležalová, phone: +420-605-758079