AMPRAW is an annual conference that is designed to bring together early-career researchers in the field of classical reception studies, and will be held for the tenth year. It aims to contribute to the growth of an international network of PhDs working on classical reception(s), as well as to strengthen relationships between early career researchers and established academics.
AMPRAW 2022 will be held at Yale University from Thursday 3rd November to Saturday 5th November 2022, with the generous support of the Department of Classics at Yale University, the ARCHAIA program, and the Whitney Humanities Centre.
We anticipate holding this conference in a hybrid format. We hope that participants will be able to join us in person in New Haven, but will also allow remote access for both speakers and audience members.
This year’s theme is “Islands”. Possible topics may include, but need not be limited to, the following:
- Receptions of fictional islands
- Receptions of ‘real’ islands and their attendant socio-political and cultural associations
- Literary and non-literary receptions informed by an insular or nesiotic context of production
- Receptions of ancient artistic responses to the sea and islands and of ancient maritime material remains more generally.
- Disciplinary and sub-disciplinary insularity within Classics both today and historically.
- Insularity as a specific modality of reception.
Please send an abstract of no more than 300 words (as a Word document or PDF) to the organisers, Thomas Munro (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Francesca Beretta (email@example.com) by June 30th 2022. Abstracts should not contain any identifying information. Please include your name, affiliation and contact details in the body of your email. Applicants will be selected and notified by mid-July.