Apuleius conference 2nd of June 2021


Dear Reader of AN-Alert,

We have an announcement of an Apuleius conference

The metamorphoses of Apuleius: from ancient texts to modern reception

2nd of June 2021,

Mickiewicz Parlour, Collegium Maius, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań

(online participation also possible)

For all details please contact: Mateusz Stróżyński monosautos@gmail.com


9h00 Opening remarks

9h15 Keynote lecture:

Douglas Hedley (University of Cambridge)

The tale of Cupid and Psyche in C.S. Lewis’ Till we have faces

10h15 Coffee break

10h45 Session 1: Religion

Jakub Handszu (Adam Mickiewicz University)

The divine child in Apuleius’ Metamorphoses: a Jungian perspective

11h15 Mateusz Stróżyński (Adam Mickiewicz University)

Tragedy and Eucatastrophe: C.S. Lewis’ interpretation of Apuleius’ Metamorphoses

11h45 Coffee break

12h15 Session 2: Communication

Tomasz Sapota (University of Silesia)

Apuleius: self-creations

12h45 Łukasz Berger (Adam Mickiewicz University)

Verbal interaction in Apuleius’ Metamorphoses

13h15 Lunch break

14h45 Session 3: Apuleius staged

Piotr Urbański (Adam Mickiewicz University)

Cupid and Psyche in the 17th and 18th century opera

15h15 Andrea Musio (Independent): The reception of Apuleius in Italian theatre and cinematography

15h45 Radosław Piętka (Adam Mickiewicz University)

From films and comic books to avant-garde theater and experimental novel: some adventures of Apuleius in the XX and XXI centuries

16h15 Concluding remark