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IMC 2021 International Medieval Congress Leeds

Special thematic strand: Climates.

Panel: #TakeBackControl: Imperial Authority in Late Antiquity
Time: 5 July 2021: 11.15-12.45
Programme here
Organiser: Jeroen W.P. Wijnendaele
Moderator: Benet Salway
Featuring among others: Jeroen Wijnendaele, ‘”The Last Shadow Puppets”?: The Final Fight for Western Imperial Control, 455-480’.

Panel: Writing Letters in Climates of Conflict during Late Antiquity
Time: 7 July 2021: 16.30-18.00
Programme here
Organisor: Daniel Knox
Moderator: Danuta Shanzer
Featuring among others: Madeleine St. Marie, ‘A Bishop in Unstable Times: Conflict in the Letters of Sidonius Apollinaris’.

Panel: Seasons of the Mind: Weather and Interiority in Literature
Time: 8 July 2021: 16.30-18.00
Programme here
Organiser: IMC Programming Committee
Moderator: Andrew Richmond
Featuring among others: Richard Rush, ‘When the Rhône Boils: Literary Uses of Hot Summer Weather in Sidonius Apollinaris’s Epistula 2.2 and the Vita Apollinaris‘.

Rush: Landscapes Along the 5th-C. Rhône

Richard Rush is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of California, Riverside (United States of America). In his dissertation, “Landscapes along the Fifth-Century Rhône,” he argues that the literary use of a landscape cannot be separated from the author’s experience of that landscape. Richard uses Latin authors who lived along the Rhône during the long fifth century to explore how reading their texts in conjunction with an analysis of the landscapes evoked therein can deepen our understanding of the authors’ lived experiences. This dissertation requires close engagement with both the literary works of fifth-century Gallic authors and what remains of the fifth-century landscape.
While in Lyon, Richard will analyze the local geography’s relationship to the works of Sidonius Apollinaris, Avitus of Vienne, and the “Life of Apollinaris of Valence,” as well as the fifth-century archeology of Lyon and its environs.

He currently is a HiSoMA bursary in Lyon, as part of the project Lugdunum dans l’empire de Rome. See also paper IMC Leeds.

Sidonius at IMC Leeds

The International Medieval Congress at Leeds is approaching. Note that registrations will close on Friday 25 June 2021. See also on this website: events.

Papers touching on Sidonius and his times include:

Panel: #TakeBackControl: Imperial Authority in Late Antiquity
Time: 5 July 2021: 11.15-12.45
Programme here
Organiser: Jeroen W.P. Wijnendaele
Moderator: Benet Salway
Featuring among others: Jeroen Wijnendaele, ‘”The Last Shadow Puppets”?: The Final Fight for Western Imperial Control, 455-480’.

Panel: Writing Letters in Climates of Conflict during Late Antiquity
Time: 7 July 2021: 16.30-18.00
Programme here
Organisor: Daniel Knox
Moderator: Danuta Shanzer
Featuring among others: Madeleine St. Marie, ‘A Bishop in Unstable Times: Conflict in the Letters of Sidonius Apollinaris’.

Panel: Seasons of the Mind: Weather and Interiority in Literature
Time: 8 July 2021: 16.30-18.00
Programme here
Organiser: IMC Programming Committee
Moderator: Andrew Richmond
Featuring among others: Richard Rush, ‘When the Rhône Boils: Literary Uses of Hot Summer Weather in Sidonius Apollinaris’s Epistula 2.2 and the Vita Apollinaris‘.

Sidonius at Leeds IMC

At this year’s virtual Leeds International Medieval Congress, Sidonius will be addressed by Madeleine St. Marie, ‘A Bishop in Unstable Times: Conflict in the Letters of Sidonius Apollinaris’, and Richard Rush, ‘When the Rhône Boils: Literary Uses of Hot Summer Weather in Sidonius Apollinaris’s Epistula 2.2 and the Vita Apollinaris‘.

For details, see the Events post on this website.