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May 30-31, 2018

RSA/ISHR Seminar on “The Sublime: Longinus and Beyond”

Hilton, Minneapolis, Minnesota

RSA/ISHR Seminar on “The Sublime: Longinus and Beyond”
 
Wednesday, May 30, and Thursday, May 31, 2018
 
Why are we overwhelmed when listening to a powerful speech? That is the question that Longinus raises in On the Sublime, one of the most enigmatic rhetorical treatises to survive from antiquity. The Greek author is unknown, the date is uncertain, and we do not know the addressee, but the treatise had a great impact on the history of aesthetics, philosophy and rhetoric. In this seminar, Casper de Jonge from the University of Leiden, will lead a discussion of Longinus’ On the Sublime and its relevance to modern rhetoric. The first session will focus on the concept of the sublime, and the structure and unity of the work. The second session will concentrate on the date and intellectual context of the work. In the third session we will discuss applications of the sublime in modern rhetoric: participants are invited to choose one example of sublime rhetoric from any period or tradition, which we will analyze from a Longinian perspective.
 
Apply Here: 2018 ISHR Seminar
 
Deadline for applications: January 15, 2018

2018-05-30 2018-05-31 America/Detroit RSA/ISHR Seminar on “The Sublime: Longinus and Beyond” RSA/ISHR Seminar on “The Sublime: Longinus and Beyond”   Wednesday, May 30, and Thursday, May 31, 2018   Why are we overwhelmed when listening to a powerful speech? That is the question that Longinus raises in On the Sublime, one of the most enigmatic rhetorical treatises to survive from antiquity. The Greek author is unknown, the date is uncertain, and we do not know the addressee, but the treatise had a great impact on the history of aesthetics, philosophy and rhetoric. In this seminar, Casper de Jonge from the University of Leiden, will lead a discussion of Longinus’ On the Sublime and its relevance to modern rhetoric. The first session will focus on the concept of the sublime, and the structure and unity of the work. The second session will concentrate on the date and intellectual context of the work. In the third session we will discuss applications of the sublime in modern rhetoric: participants are invited to choose one example of sublime rhetoric from any period or tradition, which we will analyze from a Longinian perspective.   Apply Here: 2018 ISHR Seminar   Deadline for applications: January 15, 2018 Hilton, Minneapolis, Minnesota
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