CONF 13.09.2005

The Legacy of Homer (Princeton, 9 Oct 05)

Ruta Smithson


Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Legacy of Homer in Europe and America

Sunday, October 9, 2005

McCosh 10
Princeton University


The symposium will bring together art and literary historians and a
philosopher to explore aspects of the reception of Homer's texts and related
material in Europe and America in the seventeenth through twentieth
centuries. Speakers will expand on the exhibition's thesis that the French
Adadémie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture and its post-Revolutionary
successor, the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris, transmitted the Greek ideal,
using examples from Germany, England, and the United States.


There is no registration fee, but advanced registration is
required. Please contact Andrea Stearly, Conference and Event Services,
Princeton University, at (609) 258-1741, fax (609) 258-4656, or e-mail Space is limited. Reservations will be accepted in
the order in which they are received.


The symposium is organized in conjunction with the exhibition The Legacy of
Homer: Four Centuries of Art from the École Nationale Supérieure des
Beaux-Arts, Paris, on view at the Princeton University Art Museum from
October 8, 2005, through January 15, 2006, and at the Dahesh Museum Art in
New York City from October 11, 2005, through January 22, 2006. The
exhibition, first presented in Paris in the fall of 2004, is supported in
the United States by the National Endowment for the Arts and includes over
one hundred objects divided between the Princeton University Art Museum and
the Dahesh Museum of Art.


Morning Session

8:30-9:00 Registration, lobby of McCosh 10

9:00-9:15 Susan M. Taylor


Princeton University Art Museum

Welcome and Introduction

9:15-9:45 Betsy J. Rosasco

Research Curator of Later Western Art

Princeton University Art Museum

Homer at Versailles

9:45-10:15 Roger Diederen

Curator, Dahesh Museum of Art

The Poet and His Portrait: Representing Homer

in the Nineteenth Century

10:15-10:30 Break

10:30-11:00 Nina M. Athanassaglou-Kallmyer

Professor of Art History, University of Delaware

Visiting Professor, Princeton University

Possessing Homer

11:00-11:30 David Van Zanten

Professor of Art History

Northwestern University

Garnier's Homeric Envoi: Nature, Clutter, and Paint

11:30-12:00 Larry Norman

Associate Professor of French Literature

University of Chicago

Homer and the Primitif

12:00-2:15 Lunch

Afternoon Session

2:15-2:45 Constanze Güthenke

Assistant Professor of Classics

Princeton University

The Tyranny of Greece? Homer in Germany

2:45-3:15 Robert Rosenblum

Henry Ittleson Jr. Professor of Modern European Art

New York University

From Heaven to Earth: The Apotheosis of

Homer and Its Aftermath

3:15-3:30 Break

3:30-4:00 Alexander Nehamas

Edmund N. Carpenter II, Class of 1943, Professor in
the Humanities

Princeton University

Closing Remarks

4:00-5:00 Discussion

Also on view at the Princeton University Art Museum

Picturesque Imaginings: Defining the Photographic within Nineteenth-Century
European Visual Culture
August 27, 2005 - October 30, 2005

Jacques-Louis David's Antiochus and Stratonice: The Poetics of French
History Painting
October 8, 2005-January 15, 2006

Homer's Laughter: Honoré Daumier's Ancient History
October 8, 2005-January 15, 2006

Homeric Themes in Italian Renaissance and Baroque Art
October 8, 2005-January 15, 2006

The symposium will take place in McCosh 10, just off Washington Road on the
Princeton University campus. Parking is available at three locations: Lot 10
off William Street, Lot 3 off Prospect Avenue, Lot 26 off Ivy Lane, and Lot
7, the university parking garage.

By Car from New York Take the New Jersey Turnpike to exit 9. Follow Route 1
south to Princeton and Washington Road (Route 571). Turn right onto
Washington Road. Turn right onto Prospect Avenue or William Street for
parking (see map).
By Car from Philadelphia Take I-95 north (295) to exit 67 onto Route 1
north. Follow Route 1 to Washington Road (Route 571) exit.
In order to turn left across route 1, follow the jughandle and turn onto
Washington Road. Turn right onto Prospect Avenue or William Street for
parking (see map).
By Rail New Jersey Transit or Amtrak to Princeton Junction; transfer to the
Shuttle (Dinky) to Princeton campus.

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Ruta Smithson
Public Information Officer
Princeton University Art Museum
Princeton, NJ 08544-1018
Telephone (609) 258-3763
Facsimile (609) 258-3610

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