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Postgraduate Symposium on Ancient Drama > Call for papers February 26, 2007

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7th ANNUAL POSTGRADUATE SYMPOSIUM ON THE RECEPTION OF ANCIENT DRAMA: ‘PERFORMING IDENTITIES’

CALL FOR PAPERS
We are happy to announce that the Seventh Annual Postgraduate Symposium is being organised by the Department of Drama and Theatre, Royal Holloway, University of London and the Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama, University of Oxford. This two-day event will take place this year on Monday, 25th June at the Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies, Oxford (Please note the new location: 66 St Giles, OX1 3LU) and Tuesday, 26th June at Royal Holloway, Egham (Noh Studio).

ABOUT THE SYMPOSIUM
The Annual Postgraduate Symposium focuses on the reception of Greek and Roman drama, emphasizing the vivid afterlife of the dramatic texts through the revisitings of ancient tragedy and comedy by academics, playwrights and practitioners. In previous years, speakers from a number of countries have given papers on miscellaneous aspects of the reception of Greek and Roman drama. Abstracts of the papers given at the previous Postgraduate Symposia are accessible online at:
http://www.apgrd.ox.ac.uk/events.htm

This year’s Symposium will focus on the performing of identities in revisitings of ancient Greek and Roman plays throughout the centuries – from antiquity to the present day. Papers discussing political, ethnic, gender or personal identities in literary, theatrical and cinematographic adaptations are welcome.

It is hoped that Peter Brown, Edith Hall, Lorna Hardwick, Fiona Macintosh, Pantelis Michelakis, Scott Scullion, Oliver Taplin and David Wiles will be present. Please note that the schedule for the Oxford day will allow participants and audience members to attend the lecture by the playwright and lecturer Erin B. Mee, organized by the Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama at 5.15pm on the 25th of June.

PARTICIPANTS
Postgraduates from across the globe who are working on revivals of Greek drama are welcome to participate. The Symposium is open to speakers from different disciplines, including researchers in the fields of classics, modern languages and literatures or theatre studies. Practitioners are welcome to contribute their personal experience of working on ancient drama. Papers can also be followed by demonstrations, and there are different theatrical spaces available both at Royal Holloway and in the new Classics Centre in Oxford for such purposes.

Those who wish to offer either a short paper or a performance on ‘Performing Identities’ are invited to send an abstract of up to 400 words outlining the proposed subject of their discussion to postgradsymp@classics.ox.ac.uk BY FRIDAY, 16TH OF MARCH 2007 AT THE LATEST. (PLEASE INCLUDE DETAILS OF YOUR CURRENT COURSE OF STUDY, SUPERVISOR AND ACADEMIC INSTITUTION). Those who submit abstracts will be notified of acceptance or rejection by Monday, 30th of March.

There will be no registration fee, but participants will have to seek their own funding to cover travel and accommodation expenses. Undergraduates are very welcome to attend.

CONTACT FOR ENQUIRIES
postgradsymp@classics.ox.ac.uk
http://www.apgrd.ox.ac.uk/events.htm

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