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Rhiannon Daniels, Senior Lecturer in Italian, University of Bristol Editing Contexts is a one-day interdisciplinary conference on historical editions of literary works, kindly supported by The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH).
It will be held on Friday 22nd June at TORCH, Radcliffe Humanities, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford.
It was the artistic reception of Plautine comedy that prepared the ground for the broad tradition of vernacular comedy and established the important role of the theatre during the Early modern period.
The 20th Neo Latina Symposium aims to contribute significantly to the understanding of the Neo-Latin reception of Plautus from the 15th to the 17th century in Europe. Thomas Baier ([email protected]) and Tobias Dänzer ([email protected]).
NEW PERSPECTIVES ON THE EUROPEAN RECEPTION OF WINCKELMANN'S AESTHETICS Christ Church Oxford: June 29, 2018 A conference has been organised in Oxford as part of the European celebration of Winckelmann’s jubilee.
It will be held on June 29th, with Alex Potts and Elisabeth Décultot as keynote speakers.
This year’s theme invites discussions of old and new interpretations of Greek and Roman drama with a particular focus on their (non)conformity to ancient (and modern) models, as well as the way that they are shaped by theatre conventions.
Thus, the organisers of Tea with the Sphinx 2018 invite papers on any aspect of the reception of ancient Egypt in the global imagination, and especially those which engage with the following themes: * Myths, curses, and legends * Magic and ritual * Mysticism, occultism, and spiritualism * Re-incarnation and transcendental experiences * Orientalism and imperialism * Mummymania * Literature and fiction * Newspapers and the media * Visual representations and the arts * Replicas, souvenirs, and Egyptomania’s paraphernalia * Museums and display * Talismans and amulets * Science and ‘rational truth’ vs superstition * The ‘celebrity’ of Egyptology and Egyptologists * Historical ‘fact’ and evolving knowledge of ancient Egypt Abstracts of up to 300 words for 20 minute papers along with a short biographical note (in the same Word document) should be sent to [email protected] February 9th 2018.
This year’s guest respondent will be Dr Helen Eastman (Theatre Director/Writer). PARTICIPANTS: Postgraduates from around the world working on the reception of Greek and Roman drama are welcome to participate, as are those who have completed a doctorate but not yet taken up a post.
The following academics will attend this year: Prof. The symposium is open to speakers from different disciplines, including researchers in the fields of Classics, modern languages and literature, and theatre and performance studies. Those who wish to offer a short paper (20 mins) or performance presentation on ‘misdirections and misconceptions in the theory and practice of ancient drama’ are invited to send an abstract of up to 200 words outlining the proposed subject of their discussion to [email protected] EXTENDED DEADLINE April 20th, 2018 - (please include details of your current course of study, supervisor and academic institution). Some travel bursaries will be available this year - please indicate if you would like to be considered for one of these.
We welcome proposals on topics such as: humanistic work on and distribution of Plautine comedies; images of Plautus; early modern theories on Plautine comedy; theory and practice of stage performances; relationship between Latin and vernacular imitations of Plautus. Proposed papers should not exceed 20 minutes in length. Papers may be given in German, English, French, Italian and Latin.
The organisers will reimburse travel and accommodation expenses.