The second annual conference of the International Society for Late Antique Literary Studies (ISLALS) will convene on the campus of Boston University on November 14-15, 2014. The theme of the conference is High and Low Literature in Late Antiquity. A truly international cast of speakers will give talks on topics ranging from Augustine to Ausonius, curses to (the reception of) Callimachus, oratory, satire, letter-writing, riddles, and theology. To view or download the full program, click here.
To register for the conference (including to register for the conference dinner), click here.
Time and Location
Conference check-in will begin on Friday at 8:30 a.m. in the George Sherman Union (GSU) Terrace Lounge (775 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, 2nd Floor). Speakers will give their papers in room 315 of the same building. Coffee and refreshments will be served in the Terrace Lounge.
There will be a group dinner on the first night of the conference (Friday, November 14th). The conference dinner will also be held at the GSU at Boston University. Thanks to a generous contribution by a friend of ISLALS, the cost of the dinner has been subsidized, so participants will only pay $15 for three courses of food and wine. Those wishing to attend the conference dinner must pre-register, and the registration deadline to attend the dinner is October 31, 2014.
For travel and accommodation information, please download the following PDF: 2014 ISLALS Conference Information
Please send queries about conference particulars to James Uden ([email protected]). General queries about ISLALS may be sent to any member of the steering committee: Scott McGill ([email protected]), Joseph Pucci ([email protected]), and David Bright ([email protected]).