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Jocasta Classical Reception Greece – 1st Annual Postgraduate Symposium in Classical Reception
28th May 2016 @ 08:00 - 29th May 2016 @ 20:45
1st Annual Postgraduate Symposium in Classical Reception
“Continuities and Discontinuities in Classical Reception”
Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 May 2016
Room: K9, Department of Philology, University of Patras, Greece
The full programme is now available. Download here.
ABOUT THE SYMPOSIUM
Jocasta Classical Reception Greece is pleased to announce the 1st Annual Postgraduate Symposium in Classical Reception, which will take place on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th of May 2016 at the Department of Philology, University of Patras, Greece.
Reception is conceived not as a subdivision of Classics but as a mode of historicised inquiry and constant self-critique intrinsic in Classical Studies. In this respect, the reader assumes the role of the decoder who examines reception of the ancient world from the 8th century BC onwards: from Antiquity to Byzantium, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, Early and Late Modernity and the future, while ceaselessly moving from the West to the East and from the North to the South and vice versa. Classical Reception is studied through a variety of media ranging from literature to theatre and film, to materialised configurations of everyday experience and through a plurality of approaches ranging from Philosophy to Cultural and Social Studies to Performative arts and science-driven discourses, thus foregrounding interdisciplinary research.
The Jocasta Postgraduate Symposium seeks to create a venue for Classical Reception in Greece, where international postgraduate students can engage into interdisciplinary dialogue and share research. It enables students to present their work in a friendly environment, develop presentation skills and get constructive feedback. This year’s theme is “Continuities and Discontinuities in Classical Reception”.
Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:
- In what ways can discontinuities in fragmentary literary corpora be bridged?
- Do we read intertextual continuities between different ancient and/or modern genres?
- Are continuities and discontinuities in characters’ agency, author’s stylistic choices and narrative techniques determined by different poetics?
- Have we learnt to read transhistorical, transcultural and transdisciplinary reconfigurations of antiquity on the basis of continuities or discontinuities?
- Have philosophical or artistic “interruptions” of classical texts re-informed classical research?
The organising committee