The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Department of Classics is organizing the 8th Trends in Classics International Conference, focusing on Roman Drama and its contexts, from May 29 to June 1, 2014.
Scholarship, especially in the past, has been reading Roman drama from the perspective of its relation to Greek and Roman prototypes, and its historical context and evolution. Contemporary readings, following recent groundbreaking work based on intertextual, dramatological, performative, psychoanalytical, feminist, gender oriented approaches, philosophical analysis and aesthetics, etc., offer new valuable insights into roman drama’s poetics and cultural impact.
The conference aims at focusing on the interpretation of Roman comedy, tragedy and the fragments on the basis of such diverse approaches. By highlighting the various aesthetic, social and historical parameters, the papers are expected to explore ways in which Roman comic and tragic texts fit into their narrower and/or broader textual and cultural contexts.
Distinguished scientists from around the world will be participating at the conference, such as Richard Hunter, Alessandro Schiesaro, Stephen Harrison, Gesine Manuwald, David Konstan, David M. Christenson, Tim Moore, Niall W. Slater, Amy Richlin, Kathleen McCarthy, Cedric A.J. Littlewood.
On May 29, 31, and June 1, sessions will take place in the Auditorium I of the Aristotle University (Research Dissemination Center, September 3rd Avenue, University Campus), while on May 30, in the Manolis Andronikos Hall of the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki (6, Manoli Andronikou Street).
The official language of the conference is English.
Organizing Committee: Theodore Papanghelis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki & Academy of Athens), Richard Hunter (University of Cambridge, fBA & Aristotle University of Thessaloniki), Stephen Harrison (University of Oxford), Antonios Rengakos (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki & Academy of Athens), Stavros Frangoulidis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki).