Marco Formisano, in ‘The King Listens: Origins, Noises, and Panegyric in Sidonius Apollinaris’ Carmen 1’ (Arethusa 54 (2021) 275-90), contends “that the opening position of Carmen 1 is relevant, not only to its own interpretation, but also to the interpretation of the subsequent panegyric and to Sidonius’s poetry as a whole”. “Noise” precedes “meaning” in poetry, and in panegyric above all.
Go to this issue of Arethusa.
Bloomsbury Academic have announced a new series, to be edited by Marco Formisano, sera tela – Studies in Late Antique Literature and Its Reception, ‘a transdisciplinary adventure that focuses on the novelty and radical otherness of late-antique literature and culture’.
Clifford Ando and Marco Formisano have edited The New Late Antiquity: A Gallery of Intellectual Portraits, including chapters on Alföldi, Auerbach, Brown, Alan Cameron, Averil Cameron, Chadwick, Chastagnol, Courcelle, Cracco Ruggini, Cumont, Duval, Fontaine, Von Harnack, Herzog, Kantorowicz, Kondakov, L’Orange, Lepelley, MacCormack, Marrou, Mazzarino, Mommsen, Momigliano, Paschoud, Pigulevkaya, Riegel, Seeck, Stein, Strzygowski, Syme, Thompson, and Volterra.
Here goes to the catalogue
On 29 June, Marco Formisano and Fabrizio Oppedisano will discuss Sidonius’ Carmen 1 in the online series Titubanti testi: Binomio di lettura. To participate, drop Marco an email at email@example.com. Here is the programme of the series (new speakers are welcome from September):
Marco Formisano (Ghent): The sound of origins. Music, voice and noise in Sidonius Apollinaris.
See also his paper for the Associazione italiana di cultura classica at Matera, on 12 February 2020:
Vocalità e sonorità nei testi latini: Sidonio Apollinare
Conferenza che il prof. Marco Formisano (Università di Gent ) terrà a Matera su “Sonorità e vocalità nei testi latini: l’esempio di Sidonio Apollinare (carm. 1)”.