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Literary Knowledge, Translation and Phanariot Self-fashioning

Sep 25, 2015 - Sep 26, 2015
A Greek Lady of Constantinople, Early 18th century, Oil painting attributed to Jean Baptiste van Mour (1671–1737)

A Greek Lady of Constantinople, Early 18th century, Oil painting attributed to Jean Baptiste van Mour (1671–1737)
Image Credit: Benaki Museum, Athens. Inv. no. 9309

Workshop organized by project C06 “Transfer and Interference. Configurations of Knowledge in the Period of the Greek Homines Novi in the Ottoman Empire” (Prof. Dr. Miltos Pechlivanos)

The workshop will deal with aspects of aesthetic knowledge in the Phanariot milieu as shaped in the literary field. It will address issues of literary genres, cultural practices and strategies of representation. A main question concerns the programmatic functions of literary knowledge, the ways it is meant through a translation programme to contribute to the integration of an Ottoman Christian elite in the European cultural space, a programme corresponding to the self-fashioning of the Phanariot hominess novi, dragomans and princes.


Friday, 25 September 2015

Venue: CRC-Villa, Conference Room, Schwendenerstr. 8, 14195 Berlin
3 p.m. Miltos Pechlivanos, Freie Universität Berlin:
3.30 p.m. Jacques Bouchard, University of Montréal:
Refined Attic Greek: hallmark of the emerging Phanariot nobility

4.30 p.m.

Coffee break

5 p.m. Johann Strauss, University of Strasbourg:
The position of Turkish within Phanariot linguistic and literary culture
6 p.m. Stessi Athini, University of Patras:
The French Classicism at the Court of the Mavrokordati

8 p.m.


Saturday, 26 September 2015

Venue: “Rostlaube”, Seminarzentrum, Room L 115, Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14195 Berlin

10 a.m.

Welcome coffee
10.30 a.m. Kostas Sarris, Freie Universität Berlin:
Orator’s invention in the Patriarchal Academy: the Compendium of Rhetoric Art by Alexandros Mavrokordatos
11.30 a.m. Nikolas Pissis, Freie Universität Berlin:
Self-fashioning of the dragoman: Alexandros Mavrokordatos’ Speech to the Germans
12.30 p.m. Nikos Mavrelos, Democritus University of Thrace:
Representations of reality in early modernity. Nicolaos Mavrocordatos’ Parergon (old and new genres and techniques)

1.30 p.m.

Lunch break

3 p.m. Miltos Pechlivanos, Freie Universität Berlin:
Humanist Fiction in Fener, Diplomatic Poetics in Bucharest
4 p.m. Alexandros Katsigiannis, University of Athens:
On the “anti-poetic” 18th century: new approaches on court poetry and the case of the translated verses of Θέατρον Πολιτικόν (1716 ms–1758 ed. inc.)

5 p.m.

Coffee break
5.30 p.m. Peter-Mario Kreuter, Institut for East and Southeast European Studies, Regensburg:
The Staging of Power. Representation and Self-Representation of Nicholas Mavrogenes (1786–1790) in the Light of Official Documents Written by Austrian Consuls in Bucharest
6.30 p.m. Concluding discussion

8 p.m.