Donato De Gianni külalisloengud
Sel nädalal külastab Tartu Ülikooli maailma keelte ja kultuuride kolledži klassikalise filoloogia osakonda Wuppertali ülikoolis külalisuurijana töötav Alexander Humboldti fondi stipendiaat Dr. Donato De Gianni. Dr. De Gianni peab Tartus kolm loengut, mida on oodatud kuulama kõik huvilised:
- Neljapäeval, 17. mail kell 12.15 (Jakobi 2-130) "Christian Latin poetry: genres and authors"
- Neljapäeval, 17. mail kell 17 (Jakobi 2-114) "Biblical Paraphrase in Late Antiquity. A case study: “The Withered Fig Tree” in Juvencus, Sedulius, Avitus of Vienne and Severus of Malaga". Loeng toimub seminarisarja Pre-Modern Seminars raames.
- Reedel, 18. mail kell 12.15 (Lossi 3-418) "Textual criticism, intertextuality and allusion in Biblical Epics: specimina from Iuvencus and Cyprianus Gallus"
- Janika.Pall [ät] ut.ee
- Daniel.Savborg [ät] ut.ee
Dr. De Gianni loengute abstrakt:
"A characteristic of much Christian poetry of Late Antiquity is the paraphrasing of the Bible, a skill the poets would have learnt in rhetoric lessons, enabling them to rephrase the text in a new form, abbreviating or expanding it at will. The manner in which each poet reworks the scriptural hypotext, for example, in his adaptation of the order of events, can help the reader to understand the poet’s aims. The first paper proposes an overview of Christian Latin poetry, Second paper proposes a comparative analysis of the hexametrical rewritings of the evangelical account of Jesus cursing the fig tree (Matthew 21:18-22; Mark 11:12-14. 20-25) by Juvencus (4th century), Sedulius (5th century), Avitus of Vienne (5th-6th century) and Severus of Malaga (?) (6th century). The comparison between the four pieces allows us to evaluate the different narrative strategies adopted by these authors, as well as the paraphrastic techniques and their “consonances” with previous classical poetry.
The gap between the literal paraphrase by Juvencus, who rewrote the biblical text with few changes, and the work by Severus of Malaga (?), who was attentive to the exegetical and theological implications present in the hypotext, suggests reflections on the evolution of the literary genre of the poetic rewriting of the Bible. The different approaches to the biblical text by these authors reflect their cultural backgrounds and the instances of their audience. If the purpose of Juvencus is to spread the Gospel in an acceptable poetic form, then the succeeding poets are motivated by exegetical intents, understandable in light of the theological and doctrinal debate, which is progressively growing in the Latin West. The third paper is dedicated to some problems of textual criticism in Biblical epics."