Conference: State of the Discipline and New Directions

Reception Studies: State of the Discipline and New Directions

Online conference

 

24-27 June 2021 (Northern Hemisphere)

25-28 June 2021 (Southern Hemisphere)

Conference Organiser: Anastasia Bakogianni

Hosted by Massey University, New Zealand

In collaboration with The Imagines Project (http://imagines-project.org)

Practicalities: How to sign up for the whole conference or only for the panel(s) and/or workshop(s) you are interested in attending.

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Registration and attendance are free. All are welcome, but there is a limited number of places.

Day 1: 24 June 2021 (for Northern Hemisphere participants)

25 June (Southern Hemisphere)

Welcome by Professor Kerry Taylor

Head of the School of Humanities, Media and Creative Communication

Massey University, New Zealand

Greetings and brief opening remarks

Anastasia Bakogianni (Massey University, New Zealand) and Luis Unceta Gómez (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)

Timings:

New Zealand: 7:00-8:45am (morning of the 25th June)

Spain and Italy: 9:00-10:45pm (evening of the 24th June)

UK: 8:00-9:45 pm (evening of the 24th June)

US East Coast: 3:00-4:45pm (afternoon of the 24th June)

US West Coast: 12:00-1:45pm (afternoon of the 24th June)

Panel 1: Rethinking Classical Reception Theory and Methodology

Chair: Konstantinos P. Nikoloutsos (Saint Joseph’s University)

  • Suspended Temporalities, Female Otherness, and Classical Reception

Zina Giannopoulou (University of California Irvine: UC Irvine)

  • Rethinking Dialogue Models: The Case of the Phaedrus

Lauren Wilson (The University of Nottingham)

  • Fortuna dell’antico (and Beyond): The State of Reception Studies in Italy

Tiziana Ragno (Università di Foggia)

Break

Timings:

New Zealand: 9:00-10:30am (morning of the 25th June)

Spain: 11:00-12:30pm (night of the 24th June)

UK: 10:00-11:30pm (night of the 24th June)

US East Coast: 5:00-6:30pm (early evening of the 24th June)

US West Coast: 2:00-3:30pm (afternoon of the 24th June)

Panel 2: Screen Receptions

Chair: Luis Unceta Gómez (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)

  • Palimsestic Idols: Classical Receptions in Silent Film Stardom

Michael Williams (University of Southampton)

  • Mocking the Hollywood Canon: Parodies of Celluloid Classics from Latin American Cinema’s Studio Era

Konstantinos P. Nikoloutsos (Saint Joseph’s University)

  • Masked Celluloid Classics? In Search of the Tragic Heroine Electra in Film Noir

Anastasia Bakogianni (Massey University, New Zealand)

Day 2:
Friday 25 June
(for both Northern and Southern Hemispheres)

Timings:

New Zealand: 7:00-8:00pm

The Netherlands: 9:00-10:00am

The UK: 8:00-9:00am

With sincere apologies, this workshop is scheduled during the early hours of the morning for colleagues based in the US.

Workshop 1: New Voices in Classical Reception

Ronald Blankenborg, Nils Lommerde, Jarnick Maarse and Loes Wolters (Radboud University, The Netherlands).

25 June 2021 (Northern Hemisphere)

26 June (Southern Hemisphere)

Timings:

New Zealand: 7:15-8:45am (morning of the 26th June)

Spain: 9:15-10:45pm (night of the 25th June)

UK: 8:15-9:45pm (night of the 25th June)

US East Coast: 3:15-4:45pm (afternoon of the 25th June)

US West Coast: 12:15-1:45pm (afternoon of the 25th June)

Panel 3: Popular Culture

Chair: Anastasia Bakogianni (Massey University, New Zealand)

  • Classics on the Surface: Classical Reception as an Emergent Process

Luis Unceta Gómez (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)

  • The Merging of Eastern and Western Traditions: Manga and the Power of the Classical Object

Amanda Potter (Open University) and Guendalina Daniela Maria Taietti (University of Liverpool)

  • Escaping ‘Hades’: Playing with Classical Reception
    Hamish Cameron (Victoria University of Wellington)

Break

Timings:

New Zealand: 9:00-10:30am (morning of the 26th June)

Italy: 11:00-12:30pm (night of the 25th June)

UK: 10:00-11:30pm (night of the 25th June)

US East Coast: 5:00-6:30pm (early evening of the 25th June)

US West Coast: 2:00-3:30pm (afternoon of the 25th June)

Panel 4: Performance Reception

Chair: Martina Treu (Università IULM, Milan)

  • Theatre, Politics, and Money: Karolos Koun’s Art Theatre, the Greek Dictatorship, and the Ford Foundation

Gonda Van Steen (King’s College, London)

  • The “Advent of the New Order”: An Oresteia in Prague (1947) and the Epistemological Limits of Archivalia

Alena Sarkissian (Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague)

  • Persistence of Tragedy: Antigone Today
    Meryem Denyz (Stanford University)

Timings:

New Zealand: 8:00-9:30pm (evening of the 26th June)

Italy: 10:00-11:30am (morning of the 26th June)

UK: 9:00-10:30am (morning of the 26th June)

With sincere apologies, this workshop is scheduled during the early hours of the morning for colleagues based in the US.

Workshop 2: Greek Tragedy in a Time of Pandemic with Declan Patrick (University of Waikato), Holly C. Luton (AUT) and Stephe Harrop (University of Hope, Liverpool) in conversation with Anastasia Bakogianni.

The three theatre practitioners, two from New Zealand (Patrick and Luton) and one from the UK (Harrop) discuss their productions of Greek tragedy during the Covid-19 pandemic and the challenges they faced and overcame. Join us for a lively conversation illustrated with images, video and three unique perspectives.

Day 3: 26 June (Northern Hemisphere)

27 June (Southern Hemisphere)

Timings:

New Zealand: 7:15-8:45am (morning of the 27th June)

Spain and Egypt: 9:15-10:45pm (night of the 26th June)

UK: 8:15-9:45pm (night of the 26th June)

US East Coast: 3:15-4:45pm (afternoon of the 26th June)

US West Coast: 12:15-1:45pm (afternoon of the 26th June)

Panel 5: Modern Societal Challenges and the Classics

Chair: Zina Giannopoulou (University of California Irvine: UC Irvine)

  • The Master’s Tools?: Towards a Politics of Reception

Jesse Weiner (Hamilton College)

  • Ecoclassicisms: Ecocriticism and Classical Reception

Samuel Cooper (American University in Cairo)

  • Classical Reception in Disability Studies: Mary Duffy Imagining Alternative Futures

Amanda Kubic (University of Michigan-Ann Arbor)

Timings:

New Zealand: 9:00-10:00am (morning of the 27th June)

Italy: 11:00-12:00pm (night of the 26th June)

UK: 10:00-11:00pm (night of the 26th June)

US East Coast: 5:00-6:00pm (early evening of the 26th June)

US West Coast: 2:00-3:00pm (afternoon of the 26th June)

Workshop 3: Playing with Design with Hamish Cameron (Victoria University of Wellington)

If you’ve ever thought about designing a tabletop game about your research area to play in the classroom but don’t know where to start, then this is the workshop for you! Classicist and game designer Hamish Cameron will give a brief introduction to some general design concepts and considerations, then you’ll split into groups to brainstorm how you might start turning your idea into a game. The session will be a combination of Game Design for Academics and social hour. You probably won’t design a complete game, but you might get some cool ideas that lead to a complete game later. You’ll also get to chat with other folk interested in designing games for the classroom.

Day 4: 27 June (Northern Hemisphere)

28 June (Southern Hemisphere)

Timings:

New Zealand: 7:15-8:15am (morning of the 28th June)

Spain: 9:15-10:15pm (night of the 27th June)

UK: 8:15-9:15pm (night of the 27th June)

US East Coast: 3:15-4:15pm (afternoon of the 27th June)

US West Coast: 12:15-1:15pm (afternoon of the 27th June)

Panel 6: Education in Academia and Beyond

Chair:  Gonda Van Steen (King’s College, London)

  • Social Justice-Engaged Reception Pedagogy: "Classics Beyond Whiteness" at Wake Forest

T. H. M. Gellar-Goad (Wake Forest University) and Caitlin Hines (University of Cincinnati)

  • Talking about Silence: How and Why to teach Classical Rape Stories

Caroline Bristow (University of Cambridge), Susan Deacy and Aimee Hinds (University of Roehampton)

Break

Timings:

New Zealand: 8:30-9:30am (morning of the 28th June)

Spain: 10:30-11:30pm (night of the 27th June)

UK: 9:30-10:30pm (night of the 27th June)

US East Coast: 4:30-5:30pm (afternoon of the 27th June)

US West Coast: 1:30-2:30pm (afternoon of the 27th June)

Panel 7: Digital Pedagogy and Public Engagement

Chair: Jesse Weiner (Hamilton College)

  • Classical Reception Meets Pedagogy: The Creation and Uses of the Panoply Vase Animation Project's Our Mythical Childhood Animations

Sonya Nevin (University of Roehampton/Panoply Vase Animation Project)

  • Classical Reception Beyond the Classroom: Engaging Public Audiences with Remaking Ancient Myths

Emma Bridges (The Open University)

Brief concluding remarks

Anastasia Bakogianni

The End!

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We are pleased to announce the programme of our upcoming conference on ‘Reflections on Language in Early Greece’ that will take place on-line via Zoom on 1st-3rd September 2021. To obtain the zoom details, please register at https://newcastleuniversity.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZArdO-uqzwsEtCNY8qTfKAbs9cvCEPsZr17.

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1st September

View full article. | Posted in Conferences, Lectures, and Meetings on Fri, 07/09/2021 - 9:07am by Erik Shell.

AIA and SCS have been working on detailed plans for our 2022 joint Annual Meeting based on the results of our recent survey. Since 60% of respondents expressed a preference for a hybrid meeting, we are planning for our first ever hybrid conference in January 2022. This means speakers will be able to present in person in San Francisco or remotely in each session, and attendees will be able to attend sessions in the hotel or virtually. This is an ambitious undertaking and some elements of the conference cannot easily have a hybrid format; for example, social events will need to be either in person or virtual. However, we aim to make the meeting as hybrid as is feasible given logistics, costs, and staff capacity.  We anticipate a two-tier scale of registration rates, with virtual attendance costing less than in person attendance. There are many details still to be worked out, so please bear with us and we will update you later this Summer and in the Fall.

Members who made submissions to the SCS program committee this spring can expect to receive notification emails about the program committee’s decisions within the next few days.

View full article. | Posted in SCS Announcements on Wed, 07/07/2021 - 6:46am by Helen Cullyer.
The Death of Caesar, Jean-Léon Gérôme, 1867. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Today marks half a year since insurrectionists stormed the U.S. Capitol, occupied the Senate chamber, violently assaulted Capitol Police defending the building, and threatened to assassinate the then-Vice President and other elected officials. In recent days, the House of Representatives has approved a plan for a formal investigation — on partisan lines, after Senate Republicans previously blocked the passage of a bipartisan, 9/11-style commission approved by the House in a bipartisan vote.

We mustn’t forget the assault on the peaceful transition of power, on the foundations of American democracy itself. And we shouldn’t forget that the insurrection is tied up with racist receptions of ancient Greece and Rome. Some insurrectionists came in Greek or Roman-themed cosplay, after all, and the right has long had a dangerous fascination with Sparta.

View full article. | Posted in on Tue, 07/06/2021 - 9:57am by T. H. M. Gellar-Goad.

Call for Papers 

Fédération internationale des associations d’études classiques (FIEC)

XVI International Conference, 1–5 August 2022
 

Mexico City 

(Virtual Meeting Format) 

Hesperides Sponsored Session 

"Hesperian Transformations: New Approaches to the Classical Tradition" 

Proposal Deadline: July 12, 2021 

  

View full article. | Posted in Calls for Papers on Fri, 07/02/2021 - 1:29pm by Erik Shell.
the Delphic oracle as interpreted by Anton van Dale in the 1700 edition of his book De oraculis veterum ethnicorum dissertationes duae

Joseph Fontenrose’s The Delphic Oracle (1978) fundamentally reshaped how we think about Greek oracular divination today. In this book, he argued that the literary evidence for ambiguous verse oracles emanating from Delphi is incommensurate with the epigraphic record. In the Histories, an early and prominent source of oracular lore, Herodotus often quotes vague or ambiguous prophetic verses of the Delphic priestesses that point toward unexpected and ironic moments of fulfillments: the “great empire” that Croesus toppled was, unfortunately, his own (1.86.1). Most inscriptions, however, report oracular pronouncements simply as clear statements of fact: “… it is better [for the Praxiergidai] to put the peplos on [the goddess]…” (Sokolowski, LSCG 15). Fontenrose reasoned that the inscriptions were the more reliable witnesses and concluded from his comparison that most of the famous stories about oracles in works of ancient historiography like Herodotus’ were ahistorical.

View full article. | Posted in on Mon, 06/28/2021 - 5:21pm by Daniel J. Crosby.

We are pleased to announce Plato 2022, an interdisciplinary workshop that will investigate the contemporary relevance of Plato’s ethical and political thought. The workshop will be held virtually on June 9-10, 2022. We welcome papers on Plato’s ethical and political thinking and encourage submissions that relate to contemporary events. 

View full article. | Posted in Calls for Papers on Mon, 06/28/2021 - 11:27am by Erik Shell.

Do you teach ancient history, Latin, or any aspect of the ancient world within humanities courses at a community college? Join other community college faculty for the inaugural meeting of a new group convened by the Society for Classical Studies. You can sign up here for the virtual meeting on Thursday July 15, 2021 at 4pm EDT / 3pm CDT / 1pm PDT and also use the form to suggest topics of interest for discussion. Registered attendees will receive the zoom link on July 14th, 24 hours prior to the meeting.

View full article. | Posted in Conferences, Lectures, and Meetings on Thu, 06/24/2021 - 9:49pm by Helen Cullyer.
Asclepius, his sons, daughters, and Hygeia in the background with a family of worshippers. Votive Relief from the 4th cent. BCE. National Archaeological Museum of Athens.

The Ancient Worlds, Modern Communities initiative (AnWoMoCo), launched by the SCS in 2019 as the Classics Everywhere initiative, supports projects that seek to engage broader publics — individuals, groups, and communities — in critical discussion of and creative expression related to the ancient Mediterranean, the global reception of Greek and Roman culture, and the history of teaching and scholarship in the field of classical studies. As part of this initiative, the SCS has funded 111 projects, ranging from school programming to reading groups, prison programs, public talks and conferences, digital projects, and collaborations with artists in theater, opera, music, dance, and the visual arts. The initiative welcomes applications from all over the world. To date, it has funded projects in 25 states and 10 countries, including Canada, U.K., Italy, Greece, Belgium, Ghana, Puerto Rico, Argentina, and India.

View full article. | Posted in on Thu, 06/24/2021 - 5:17pm by .

Revised 6/17/21 with updated submissions guidelines

As previously announced, Patrice Rankine and Sasha-Mae Eccleston will serve as guest editors of a future issue of TAPA with the theme of race, racism, and Classics (issue 153:1, to appear April 2023). Covid-19 and the global Movement 4 Black Lives have highlighted the extent to which racism is a public health emergency whose reach extends across the Black Atlantic and far beyond. In light of these deeply imbricated developments of 2020, this volume becomes even more timely. A detailed call for papers, along with instructions and deadlines for submission in 2021, follows.

Race and Racism: Beyond the Spectacular

…the “cultural logic” of lynching enables it to emerge and persist throughout the modern era because its violence “fit” within the broader, national cultural developments. This synchronicity captures why I refer to lynching as “spectacular”: the violence made certain cultural developments and tensions visible for Americans to confront.

Jacqueline Goldsby, A Spectacular Secret: Lynching in American Life and Literature

View full article. | Posted in Calls for Papers on Thu, 06/24/2021 - 8:49am by Helen Cullyer.
Scene from Lil Nas X's music video for MONTERO. A distorted image of a landscape with red trees, large ancient statues, and ancient buildings.

On the eve of March 26th, rapper and internet personality Lil Nas X dropped his newest single, “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name),” which caused immense controversy in its wake. At its heart is a young, gay Black man’s anthem about self-expression, resembling a “coming-out song.” Lil Nas X himself implied this in a letter to his younger self, posted alongside the song’s release. The title references the 2017 film Call Me By Your Name (based on the 2007 André Aciman novel) about the summer relationship between a Classics professor’s son and doctoral student.

This allusion to the film is not the only sidelong glance that Lil Nas X gives to the Classics. One of the first establishing shots of the video shows the landscape of “MONTERO” littered with classically-inspired architecture:

A distorted image of a bleak landscape filled with ancient statues and ruins

View full article. | Posted in on Tue, 06/22/2021 - 8:51am by Vanessa Ruth Stovall.

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