An International Conference in Commemoration of the Bimillennium of Ovid’s Death

May 31–June 2, 2017

Jointly sponsored by the National Social Science Fund of China,

Shanghai Normal University and Dickinson College

The conference is part of the National Social Science Fund of China Major Grant Project (No. 15ZDB087) entitled “Translating the Complete Corpus of Ovid into Chinese with Commentaries”. The conference intends to bring together scholars and translators to explore the dynamic processes of selection, tension, and negotiation that have been integral to the making and interpreting of Classical canon with a special focus on Ovid. The challenges of translating Ovid into Chinese will be discussed against this general background. As such, it serves as an opportunity not only to pay tribute to Ovid but also to promote cross-cultural conversations about the globalization of the Greco-Roman Classics. The conference will take place on the campus of Shanghai Normal University (Guilin Road #100, Xuhui District, Shanghai).


Conference materials including handouts and pictures can be accessed here.

Keynote addresses 主题发言:

Frank Coulson (Ohio State University)

The Reception of Ovid in the High Middle Ages and Renaissance: New Manuscript Discoveries


Laurel Fulkerson (Florida State University)

Why Ovid? Translation and Globalization in the 21st Century 为什么研究奥维德?二十一世纪的翻译与全球化

John Miller (University of Virginia)

A Globalized Reading of Ovid’s Creation 奥维德创世叙述的全球化解读

Alison Sharrock (University of Manchester)

Identity Politics: Women and Men, Reading and Texts 身份政治:女性与男性、阅读与文本

Gareth Williams (Columbia University)

Secondary Exile and Ovid’s Retreat from Language in his Tristia and Epistulae ex Ponto


Zhi Zhang 张治 (Xiamen University)

Ovid and Qian Zhongshu 奥维德与钱钟书

Welcome address 欢迎致辞:

Fritz-Heiner Mutschler (Universität Dresden/Peking University)

Graeco-Roman Classics in China: From Khanbalik to Shanghai 希腊罗马古典学在中国: 从元大都到上海

Concluding address 总结致辞:

Christopher Francese (Dickinson College)

New Directions in Global Classicism 全球古典学之新方向

Image cr. Houghton Library, Harvard University. MS Typ 008. Heroides. f. 49v, Ep. XII: Death of the sons of Medea.