Past Meetings

The AANLS panels focus on current research in Neo-Latin texts from around the world. Its intent is to illustrate the diversity and richness of Neo-Latin Studies; to underscore the importance of contemporary research in the complex, international phenomenon of Neo-Latin literature; and to give scholars an opportunity to share the results of their research and their methodologies with colleagues in the many disciplines that comprise Neo-Latin studies.

AANLS Panel at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Classical Studies (SCS), All-Virtual Meeting, January 9, 2021

The World of Neo-Latin Epistolography, Organized by Patrick M. Owens, Hillsdale College

Patrick M. Owens
Hillsdale College
“Introduction”

Quinn Griffin
Grand Valley State University
“Epistolary Exemplarity: Cassandra Fedele to Beatrice of Aragon”

Justin Mansfield
Independent Scholar
“The Letters of Jacobus Trigland the Younger”

Olivia Montepaone
Università degli Studi di Milano
“Classics and Heterodox Ideas in Celio Secondo Curione’s Prefatory Letters”

 Aron Ouwerkerk
University of Amsterdam
“Using the bookshelves at home: the formation of the letter-writing of Margaretha van Godewijck in the Dutch Republic”

Emőke Rita Szilágyi
 Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Epistolae familiares as Opportunity for Self-Fashioning: Humanist Letter-Writing Habits in Nicolaus Olahus’ Correspondence”

Simon Smets
Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Neo-Latin Studies
“Narrative Design in Marsilio Ficino’s Letter Collection Book I”


AANLS Panel at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Classical Studies (SCS), Washington, D.C., January 4, 2020

Neo-Latin in the Old and New Worlds: Current Scholarship,  Organized by American Association for Neo-Latin Studies and Frederick J. Booth, Seton Hall University

Bryan Whitchurch
Fordham University
“Turks as Trojans: Intertext and Allusion in Ubertino Posculo’s Constantinopolis”

Annette Baertschi
Bryn Mawr College
“Exemplarity in Petrarch’s Africa”

Carl P. E. Springer
University of Tennessee
“Rhyming Rome: Luther’s In Clementem Papam VII

John Izzo
Columbia University
“Aztec Physicians in Greco-Roman Garb”

Benjamin C. Driver
Brown University
“Galileo the Immortalizer: Classical Allusions in the Dedication of Sidereus Nuncius

Nicolò Bettegazzi
University of Groningen
The Pax Augustea in Fascist Italy: A Catholic Response to the Augustan Bimillenary


AANLS Panel at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Classical Studies (SCS), San Diego, California, January 6, 2019

Neo-Latin in a Global Context: Current Approaches, Organized by Quinn E. Griffin, Grand Valley State University

Quinn E. Griffin
Grand Valley State University
“Introduction”

Stephen Maiullo
Hope College
“The Classical Tradition in the Personal Correspondence of Anna Maria van Schurman”

 Anne Mahoney
Tufts University
“Cristoforo Landino’s Metrical Practice in Aeolics”

Kat Vaananen
The Ohio State University
“Syphilitic Trees: Immobility and Voicelessness in Ovid and Fracastoro”

Joshua Patch
University of Dallas
“Sannazaro’s Pastoral”


AANLS Panel at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Classical Studies (SCS), Boston, Massachusetts, January 6, 2018

The World of Neo-Latin: Current Research, organized by Patrick M. Owens, Calvin Center for Christian Scholarship

Michael Spangler
Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Greenville, South Carolina
“Catullus Transformed: Antiquity Resurrected for Reformation in Theodore Beza’s 1579 Psalmorum Davidis et Aliorum Prophetarum Libri Quinque”

Rodney Lokaj and Alessandro Tosco
Università degli Studi di Enna, Kore, Sicily
“Translating Confucius: Intorcetta’s First Attempts”

Carl P.E. Springer and Alexander R. Spanjer
University of Tennessee Chattanooga
“A Neo-Latin Theological Bestiary of the Seventeenth Century”

Albert R. Baca
Professor Emeritus, California State University
“Michael Serveto vs. John Calvin: a Deadly Conflict”

Anne Mahoney
Tufts University
“Viribius in Pascoli’s Laureolus”


AANLS Panel at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Classical Studies (SCS), Toronto, Ontario, Canada, January 6, 2017

Neo-Latin Around the World: Current Issues, organized by Roger S. Fisher, York University

Anne-Marie Lewis, York University
“Out of Greeke into Latin Verse”: Nicholas Allen’s Latin Translation of the Phaenomena of Aratus (1561) and Its Predecessors (25 min.)

Joseph A. Tipton, Winthrop University
“The Poetry of Paradox: Book I of Petrus Lotichius’ Elegies” (25 min.)

Tom Keeline, Washington University in St. Louis
“Count Zinzendorf’s Philadelphia Oratio” (25 min.)


AANLS Panel at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Classical Studies (formerly, APA), San Francisco, California, January 8, 2016

Neo-Latin Texts in a World Context: Current Research, organized by Anne-Marie Lewis,York University

Quinn Griffin
The Ohio State University
“Laura Cereta’s In asinarium funus oratio” (20 min.)

Wieneke Jansen
Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society
“The Praise of a Pagan: Pseudo -Longinus in 17th century Dutch Scholarship” (20 min.)

Roger S. Fisher
York University
“Summum ius, summa injuria: The function of aequitas in Thomas More’s Utopia and Christopher St. Germain’s Dialogus de fundamentis legum Anglie et de conscientia” (20 min.)

Patrick Owens
Wyoming Catholic College
“Aeneid 13: Four Vergilian Imitators” (20 min.)

Carl P. E. Springer
University of Tennessee Chattanooga
“Calvin’s Latin” (20 min.)


AANLS Panel at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Classical Studies (formerly, APA), New Orleans, Louisiana, January 10, 2015

Neo-Latin Texts in the Americas and Europe, organized by Roger Stephen Fisher, York University.

Owen Ewald, Seattle Pacific University
“Out of the Pietist Labyrinth: Susanna Sprögel’s Latin Verses” (20 mins.)

Eric Hutchinson, Hillsdale College
“Greek and Roman Sources in Niels Hemmingsen’s De lege naturae apodictica methodus”
(20 mins.)

K. T. S. Klos, University of Florida
“… quae mihi satis liberalis et humana visa” (20 mins.)

Jay Reed, Brown University
“Love’s Imperium in Garcilaso’s Third Latin Ode” (20 mins.)

Marco Romani Mistretta, Harvard University
“Myths of Poetry and Praise: Orpheus in Poliziano’s and Statius’ Silvae” (20 mins.)

Maya Feile Tomes, University of Cambridge
“José Manuel Peramás’ De Invento Novo Orbe Inductoque Illuc Christi Sacrificio (1777): [World]views of America in a Little-Known Neo-Latin Epic on Columbus’ Voyages to the “New World” (20 mins.)


AANLS Panel at the Annual Meeting of the American Philological Association (APA), Chicago, Illinois, January 5, 2014

The World of Neo-Latin: Current Research, organized by Anne-Marie Lewis, York University.

Annet den Haan, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
“Humanism at the Papal court: the Biblical scholarship of Giannozzo Manetti (1396-1459)”

Eric Hutchinson, Hillsdale College
“Tradition and Innovation in Some Paraphrases of Psalm 1: Hessus, Buchanan, Beza”

Robert Clinton Simms, Chuo University, Tokyo
“Redressing Caesar as Dido in Thomas May’s Supplementum Lucani”

Albert R. Baca, California State University, Northridge
“The De Arte Poetica (1705) of Theophanes Prokopovich (1681-1736)”

Patrick Owens, Wyoming Catholic College
“Arcadius Avellanus: Neo-Latin works of the early 20th century


AANLS Panel at the Annual Meeting of the American Philological Association (APA), Seattle, Washington, January 4, 2013

Current Research in Neo-Latin Studies, organized by Frank Coulson, The Ohio State University.

Johanna Luggin, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Neo-Latin Studies
“Discovering the Peak: A Philological Approach to Thomas Hobbes’s De mirabilibus pecci”

Frederick J. Booth, Seton Hall University
“The Pope, the Pole, and the Bison: Nicolaus Hussovianus’ De statura, feritate ac venatione bisontis Carmen”

Gabriel L. Fuchs, The Ohio State University
“A Polish poet in Ovidian exile: Janicki’s Tristium Liber 1 and Ovid’s Tristia 1.1”

Akahiko Watanabe, Otsuma’s Women’s University
“The Jesuit Seminary and Japanese Latinists in the 16th to 17th Century”


AANLS Panel at the Annual Meeting of the American Philological Association (APA), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, January 7, 2012

Current Research in Neo-Latin Studies, organized by Diane Johnson, Western Washington University.

Peter O’Brien, Dalhousie University
“My ink is made of white snow’: Le Brun’s Letter from Canadian Barbery”

Michele Valerie Ronnick, Wayne State University
“‘Libros non Liberos Pariens:’ A 17th Century Latin Pun and Feminist Symbol”

Michael Jean, The Ohio State University
“Auctor and Commentator: Tommaso Schifaldo’s Commentary on the Epistula Sapphus”

Edward V. George, Texas Tech University
“Early Modern Historical Fiction on the Roman Republic: Juan Luis Vives and the Sullan Era”

Albert Baca California State University at Northridge
“The Joannae Virginis Laudes of Francisco Cabrera”

Also presented, January 7, 2012: The AANLS Roundtable: Getting Started in Neo-Latin Scholarship, Organized by Fred Booth, Seton Hall University and Diane Johnson, Western Washington University


AANLS Panel at the Annual Meeting of the American Philological Association (APA), San Antonio, Texas, January 9, 2011

Neo-Latin Studies: Current Research, organized by Fred Booth, Seton Hall University.

Matthew McGowan, Fordham University
“From Cornu Copiae to Thesaurus:Latin Lexicography in The Renaissance”

Diane Johnson, Western Washington University,
“The Epitaphia of Johannes Posselius and the Lutheran Funeral Elegy”

John Richards, The Ohio State University
“A Newly Discovered Collection of Poems by Ippolito Grassetti, S. J., (1619-1663), at the William Oxley Thompson Memorial Library, The Ohio State University”


AANLS Panel at the Annual Meeting of the American Philological Association (APA), Anaheim, California, January 7, 2010

Neo-Latin in Europe and the Americas: Current Research, organized by Edward George, Professor Emeritus, Texas Tech University.

Jane Chance, Rice University
“Coluccio Salutati’s De laboribus Herculis”

W. J. C. M. Gelderblom, Radboud University Nijmegen
“One Kiss Can Make a Difference: The Genesis of Johannes Secundus’ Basia

Anne-Marie Lewis, York University
“The Personification of America in Stephen Parmenius’ De Navigatione”

Mark Riley, California State University, Sacramento
“John Barclay as a Writer of Characters”

Also presented, January 10, 2010: The AANLS Roundtable: The World of Neo-Latin, Organized by Anne-Marie Lewis, York University and Diane Johnson, Western Washington University

AANLS Panel at the Annual Meeting of the American Philological Association (APA), Philadelphia, January 10, 2009

Neo-Latin Studies: Current Research, organized by Terence Tunberg of the University of Kentucky, featured five papers that dealt with recent scholarship in the diverse international field of Neo-Latin. Panelists were:

Frank Coulson, The Ohio State University
“Newly Discovered German Reformation Commentaries on Ovid”

Diane Johnson, Western Washington University
“Johannes Posselius the Elder and the Study of Sophocles at Rostock”

Michele Valerie Ronnick, Wayne State University
“The quinquennium mirabile of Cicero’s Paradoxa Stoicorum, 1541-1546”

Benjamin Victor, Université de Montréal
“The Scholar and the Book-Collector: Pietro Bembo’s Dialogue De Virgilii Culice et Terentii Fabulis”

Leah Whittington, Princeton University
“Petrarch’s Africa and the Truth Claims of Poetry”


AANLS Panel at the Annual Meeting of the American Philological Association (APA), Chicago, January 6, 2008

Neo-Latin Studies: Current Research, organized by Fred Booth of Seton Hall University, featured five papers that dealt with recent scholarship in the diverse international field of Neo-Latin. Panelists were:

Julia Gaisser, Bryn Mawr College
“Lucius the Priest in Filippo Beroaldo’s Commentary on the Golden Ass”

Anne-Marie Lewis, York University
“The Latin Themes of Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots”

Diane Johnson, Western Washington University
“Aphthonius’ Chreia: Reinhard Lorich and the Death of Eobanus”

Albert R. Baca, California State University, Northridge
“Francisco Cabrera’s Benito Juárez: A 21st Century Latin Epyllion”


AANLS Panel at the Annual Meeting of the American Philological Association (APA),
San Diego, January 5, 2007

Insignes Feminae: Post-classical Women as Latin Writers, organized by Anne-Marie Lewis of York University, featured three papers that offered perspectives on learned women in Italy and England who wrote in Latin from the fifteenth through the seventeenth centuries and the attitudes men had toward these women and their works.

Anne-Marie Lewis, York University
Introduction

Robert G. Babcock, Yale University
“The Nogarola Sisters and Their Study of Justinus”

Umit S. Dhuga, Columbia University
“The Poetics of Plagiarism in Early Modern Women’s Writing”

Roger S. Fisher, York University
“The Widow and the Rogue – The Depiction of a Woman Writing Latin Poetry in the Seventeenth Century”


AANLS Panel at the Annual Meeting of the American Philological Association (APA),
Montreal, January 7, 2006

Neo-Latin and the Vernacular: The Art of Translation from the Renaissance to the Present, organized by Frank T. Coulson of The Ohio State University, focused on the translation of Latin texts into the vernacular or with more theoretical treatises that expound the art of translation.

Anne-Marie Lewis, York University
“Nicholas Allen’s Translation of the Phaenomena of Aratus”

Grainne McLaughlin, University College, Dublin
“Classical Latin Epic and Didactic as Invective in the Counter Reformation”

Christopher Brown, The Ohio State University
“Lancelot’s Nouvelle méthode: Translation as ratio docendi”

Robert Ulery, Wake Forest University
“Pietro Bembo’s Italian Translation of his Latin Historia Veneta (1551)”


AANLS Panel at the Annual Meeting of the American Philological Association (APA),
Boston, January 9, 2005

Epicureanism in the Renaissance, organized by Tatiana Tsakiropoulou-Summers of the University of Alabama, featured four papers that discussed the paradox of Epicureanism in the Renaissance.

Ada Palmer, Harvard University
“Lucretius, Epicureanism and Atomism in the Renaissance”

Barry Brundell, University of New South Wales
“An Explanation for the Popularity of Pierre Gassendi”

Kirk Summers, University of Alabama
The Calvinists Against the Epicureans: Whom Are They Attacking?”

Michael Miller, New York University
“Lucretius, Vitruvius, Boccaccio and Piero di Cosimo’s Paintings on Early Man”


AANLS Panel at the Annual Meeting of the American Philological Association (APA),
San Francisco, January 3, 2004

Neo-Latin Literature: Current Research, organized by Michele Valerie Ronnick of Wayne State University, featured four papers on a wide variety of the latest developments in Neo-Latin research.

Grainne McLaughlin, University College, Dublin
“Prayer, Poetry, Power, Politics: Humanist Latinitas as a Visual Aid in Raphael’s Stanza”

Albert R. Baca, California State University
“A Letter Written But Best Not Delivered: Pius II’s Epistle to Mohammed II”

Mario A. DiCesare, State University of New York
“The Angelopolis of Francisco Cabrera”

Martha Patricia Irigoyen Troconis, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico
“Can Non-Italians Write Latin? Diego José Abad’s Dissertatio ludico-seria (1778)”


AANLS Panel at the Annual Meeting of the American Philological Association (APA),
New Orleans, January 4, 2003

New Directions in Neo-Latin Studies, organized by Kirk Summers of the University of Alabama, featured four papers on topics in European Neo-Latin studies.

Angela Fritsen, Episcopal School of Dallas
“Sex totidemque… The Renaissance Fortune of Ovid’s Severed Book”

Kirk Summers, University of Alabama
“Elegiac Themes in the French Neo-Latinists”

Tatiana Tsakiropoulou-Summers, University of Alabama
“Religion as the Conqueror of Pleasure in Cardinal de Polignac’s Anti-Lucretius”

Constance Iacona, Independent Scholar
“Lithuania, the Bison, and a Neo-Latin Elegy”


AANLS Panel at the Annual Meeting of the American Philological Association (APA),
Philadelphia, January 6, 2002

Neo-Latin Texts and the Hispanic New World: Diffusion and Alteration of European Attitudes, organized by Michele Valerie Ronnick of Wayne State University, featured four papers highlighting recent research on Neo-Latin texts in the Americas.

Craig W. Kallendorf, Texas A & M University
“Aeneas in the ‘New World’: Stella’s Columbeis and Vergilian Pessimism”

Geoffrey Eatough, University of Wales, Lampeter
“The Mexican Challenge”

Albert R. Baca, California State University, Northridge
“The Angelopolis of Francisco Cabrera”

Nancy E. Llewellyn, University of California, Los Angeles
“Cabrera’s Tenochtitlan”

Respondent: Edward V. George, Texas Tech University


AANLS Panel at the Annual Meeting of the American Philological Association (APA),
San Diego, January 5, 2001

Neo-Latin Studies: Current Research, organized by Jane Crawford of Loyola Marymount University, featured four papers on a variety of Neo-Latin topics.

John B. Dillon, University of Wisconsin at Madison
“Janus/Januarius//Genius/Gennaro: Transformation of Tibullus in Sannazaro El. 2.3”

Jennifer Tunberg, University of Kentucky
“The Origin of Thomas More’s Coinage Utopia”

Anne-Marie Lewis, York University
“Elizabethan Politics and Poetry: The Patron-Client Relationship of Edward Seymour, Earl of Hertford, to Latin Poet and Translator Nicholas Allen”

Jeanine De Landtsheer, University of Leuven (Belgium)
“Between Antiquity and Modern Times: Justus Lipsius and his Correspondence”

Respondent: Jane Crawford, Loyola Marymount University