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Conference Announcement: 'The Argenis at 400: John Barclay’s Writing and Its Impact Through the Centuries'

The Argenis at 400: John Barclay’s Writing and Its Impact Through the Centuries


(dependent on Covid regulations)

Scottish House, 95 Horseferry Road, Westminster, London SW1P 2DX



Please note that the date of the conference has been moved to 17 and 18 November 2022

DAY 1: Thursday, November 17th

Theme – “Understanding Barclay’s works and their context”


12:30–12:45 Opening remarks from conference organisers

12:45–13:30 Jacqueline Glomski (London): Barclay’s Argenis and the Baroque

13:30–14:15 Florian Schaffenrath (Innsbruck): Wie die Argenis zum Epos wurde: Vorstellung der Wiener Argenis ligata

14:15–14:30 Coffees, teas and biscuits

14:30–15:15 Nicolas Correard (Nantes): As many heads, so many opinions: the diversity of people in Euphormio’s Satyricon and the Icon animorum

15:30–17:00: SNLS AGM

17:15–18:00 SNLS ANNUAL LECTURE: Stefan Tilg (Freiburg i. Br.): Barclay and the roman-à-clef: his relation to the tradition and his impact

18:30 DINNER


DAY 2: Friday, November 18th

Theme – “The Reception of Barclay”

10:00–10:45 Katharina Rilling (Freiburg i.Br.): Roman und Politik – Argenis-Rezeption in Adam Contzens Methodus Doctrinae Civilis

10:45–11:30 Jennifer Nelson (Berkeley): “Habeo ego quoque librum [Argedini] non longe dissimilem”: Echoes of Barclay in Gian Vittorio Rossi’s Eudemia

11:30–12:00 Coffees, teas and biscuits

12:00–12:45 Valérie Wampfler (Reims): L’Argenis de Barclay vs la Peruviana de Morisot: le regne de Louis XIII au prisme de deux fictions romanesques

12:45–13:30 Isabella Walser-Bürgler (Innsbruck): Between Typification and Realism: The Modelling of Characters in the Neo-Latin Novel

13:30 CONFERENCE CLOSE & LUNCH (for those staying in London)


For further information, please contact:

Jacqueline Glomski ( / Florian Schaffenrath ( / William M. Barton (

Wed 07 Jul 2021, 18:00 | Tags: Conference