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"Pro mulieribus claris – Make way for famous women!"
Lupercal’s First International Conference


October 24-26, 2022, University of Lille, France & online

Format: Each day includes presentations (30 min. presentation-15 min. discussion) and workshops (1h15 maximum) in different languages (French, English, and Latin) and each event will touch on the main topics of the conference: readings of Boccaccio and his reception, women’s literature, and reflections on catalogs of “exemplary” women with the goal of assembling a new De Mulieribus Claris.
The letter O indicates “officinae“ (workshops, ateliers).

The entire conference (except the excursion and the show) will be in a hybrid format. Events accessible via Zoom are marked as such. The Zoom links of each day will be sent to those registered.

>>>>>>>>> PROGRAM >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Monday, October 24, 2022: Conference room &
Room F013, University of Lille, Pont de Bois,
Research Center (“Maison de la Recherche”)
TIME ZONE: PARIS (GMT + 2)
8:30 a.m. – Welcome – Conference Room
9:-9:20
Welcome by Sandrine Huber, director of the HALMA research unit (to be confirmed) and by Christine Hoët van Cauwenberghe, director of the 473 SHS
“Lille Nord de France” Doctoral School
Opening Address Séverine Clément-Tarantino, Peggy Lecaudé, Océane Puche and Skye Shirley
9:20-10:30
Skye Shirley (Lupercal, Boston & University College London), “Introduction” & “Top tips for Reading Medieval and Renaissance Latin”
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-11:30
Laurence Boulègue (Université d’Amiens), “Présence de Boccace dans le De mulieribus de Mario Equicola : des exemples de femmes dans le genre des Vies à
la réflexion philosophique sur la femme”
11:30-12:15
Jacqueline Fabre-Serris (Université de Lille), “Sulpicia, an elite Roman woman, author of epigrams and elegies in the Augustan age”
12:15-1:30 Lunch
1:30-2:15
Dominique Demartini (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3) (virtual), “Du scandale à l’exemple : les Amazones dans La Cité des Dames de Christine de Pizan”
2:15-3:30
Ronnie Ancona (Hunter College et CUNY Graduate Center) (virtual), “Legamus et Loquamur Latine : de Medea regina Colcorum
(De Mulieribus Claris, XVIII)” O
3:30-3:45 Break
3:45-4:30 Concurrent Sessions
> Conference room
Raffaella Zanni (Université de Lille), “‘Medea’ by Boccaccio and the reception of Medea by Seneca: between texts and images“
> Room F013
Caroline Spurr (Boston University) (virtual), “Sibillae Boccaccii”
4:30-4:45 Break
4:45-5:45
Meghan Glenn and student members of the Lupercal branch at Noble and Greenough School in Dedham, Massachusetts. Maddie Wee, Josie Kelleher, Valerie Lane, Julia Santry, Gemma Soukas, Avery Winder, and Mackenzie Ellis:
“ Starting A High School Lupercal Chapter” O
5:45-7:00 Concurrent Sessions
5:45-7:00
> Room F013
María Luisa Aguilar (Collegium Latinitatis; Valencia, Spain), “De arte latine scribendi”
[Latin writing workshop] O
6:00-6:45
> Conference room
Dorota Dutsch and Nuha N. N. Khury (University of Santa Barbara)
(virtual), “Giovanni Boccacio and the Mysterious Orient”
7:00 End of the first day

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Tuesday, October 25, 2022
MESHS, rooms 1, 2 and 4 (the plenary sessions will take place in room 2)
8:45-9:30
Océane Puche (Université de Lille), “Illustrious women for ‘rebellious little girls’: analysis and comparison of catalogs of famous women in Europe and the United States” [English]
9:30-10:45
Peggy Lecaudé (Université de Lille) and Guillemette Mérot (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3), “Non pudicas tantum apponere : lecture du chapitre L sur Leaena du De mulieribus claris” O
10:45-11:30 Concurrent Sessions
> Room 1
Nadia Pla (Université Paris Ouest-Nanterre), “Hildegarde de Bingen, une femme de science au XIIe siècle : le fonctionnement genré des corps”
> Room 4
Florence Klein (Université de Lille), “Célèbres et inaudibles ? Rapt et (ré-) appropriation de la parole féminine dans quelques textes de littérature antique et contemporaine “
11:30-11:45 Break
11:45-1:00 Concurrent Sessions
> Room 1
Fanny Eouzan (Université d’Aix-Marseille) and Catherine Kirkby (Université de Montpellier), “Arcangela Tarabotti, de la dénonciation à la promotion des femmes à Venise au XVIIe siècle” O

> Room 4
Rebecca Graf (Appenzell Rhodes-Extérieures, Suisse), “De Sabina Poppea. Ipse autem pro rostris illam, et potissime formositatis precipue, longa et accurata oratione laudavit (Boccaccius, De mulieribus claris, XCV) ” O [Latin-French- English]

1:00 Lunch
>>>>>>Travel to Roubaix, Musée de la Piscine
2.30 Visit (registration required, max. 30 people) of the Musée de la Piscine: themed tours on textile design and Camille Claudel.
>>>>>>Trip to the University of Lille, Pont de Bois site
6:30-8:00 Show (Théâtre des Passerelles [to be confirmed], University of Lille, Pont de Bois site)
Welcome by Ruth Webb (Université de Lille), director of the STL research unit.
Readings of texts by authors and performances proposed by conference participants and students from the University of Lille.
8:00 End of the second day
>>>>>>Dinner in town

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Wednesday, October 26, 2022
MESHS, rooms 1, 2, 4
8:45-9:15
María Luisa Aguilar (Collegium Latinitatis; Valencia, Spain), “Talis eram : quas feminas -et quales- volumus revocare?”
9:15-9:45
Erika Zimmermann-Damer (University of Richmond), “Lucrezia Marinella, Boccaccio, Anna Maria van Schurman, and Canons of Exemplary Women”
9:45-10:15
Claire Paulian (Université de la Cité, Paris) “La philologie guérillère - et sororale? - de Monique Wittig”
10:15-10:45 Group Discussion
10:45-11:00 Break

11:00-12:15 Concurrent Sessions
11:00-11:45
> Room 1
Séverine Clément-Tarantino (Université de Lille), “Les Lettres de Laura Cereta comme ‘patron’ d’écriture” [Latin-French-English]
11:00-12:15
> Room 4
Irene Regini (Satura Lanx, Italy) (virtual), “De arte Latine scribendi”
[Writing Workshop in Latin] O
12:15-1:15 Lunch
1:15-2:00
Skye Shirley (Lupercal, Boston & UCL Londres), “Marie Stuart’s De mulieribus claris”
2:00-2:45
Florence Forte (Forte Academy, London/Florence), “The Genesis Question : Defending Eve in Isotta Nogarola’s dialogue & beyond”
2:45-3:30
Abigail López Ortiz (Mexico), “Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, mujer que supo latín” [latin]
3:30-3:45 Break
3:45-5:45 Concurrent Sessions
> Room 1
3:45-5:00
Elspeth Currie (Boston College) (virtual), “‘et vos gaudete sorores’ : Convent Poetry on Twelfth-Century Mortuary Scrolls” O
5:00-5:45
Laura Petersen (University of Michigan) (virtual), “Modern Pilgrimage : Egeria for the Twenty-First-Century Woman”
> Room 4
3:45-4:30
Dominique Demartini (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris 3), “Dhuoda, une écriture de mère à l’époque carolingienne”

4:30-5:15
Fanny Maréchal (Université de Lille), “Rewriting epics or how to give fictional heroines a voice. The example of The Golden Apple Trilogy by Emily Hauser”
5:45-6:30
> Room 2 : conclusions and perspectives about the book to be published
>>>>>>Trip to L’Affranchie librairie
7:00-8:30
Feminist Bookstore “L’Affranchie librairie” in Lille: Special Event with Laure de Chantal, author and publisher, about her book Libre comme une déesse grecque

(“Free Like a Greek Goddess”) (Paris, Stock, 2022) and with Séverine Clément- Tarantino, about Carmenta, prima poetria (Paris, Les Belles Lettres / La Vie des Classiques, 2022). Discussion moderated by Effrosyni Tsakou (Université de Lille).
Thursday 27, morning (time and place to be decided)
Latin journaling/postcard writing : Lupercal session at a cafe is offered for anyone who would like to use this time to reflect on the conference. Hosted by Skye Shirley.