CFP: One day workshop: Statius

Seen on Classicists (please send any responses to the folks mentioned in the quoted text, not to rogueclassicism!):

Statius and his epics: Work in Progress

The Department of Classics at the University of Nottingham and the Flavian Epic Network cordially invite participants for the following conference:

The University Club, University of Nottingham, Friday January 22 2010



10.15 Alison Keith (Toronto) on female monsters

11.00 Mairead McAuley (King’s College, Cambridge) ‘Bodies and narrative in Statian Epic’

11.45 Dalida Agri (Nottingham) on pudor

12.30 LUNCH


1.30 Martin Dinter (King’s College, London) ‘Intermediality: Ekphrastic Modes in Statius’

2.15 Peter Heslin (Durham) ‘The Hypsipyle Epyllion’

3.00 Jörn Soerink (Gröningen) ‘The significance of the Opheltes episode’

3.45 TEA


4.15 Philip Mottram (Liverpool) and Alberto Pavan on Thebaid 6

5.15 Antony Augoustakis (Baylor) on Thebaid 8


If you would like to attend, please send a cheque (made payable to ‘The University of Nottingham’) for £20 (£15 students/unwaged), with an indication of any dietary requirements, by Monday January 11th to:

Helen Lovatt,

Department of Classics,

University of Nottingham,

University Park,



It is also possible to pay by credit card: please contact me for a form. There are 40 spaces in the room, so book early to avoid disappointment!

I am also organising dinner at a local restaurant; please let me know if you would like to join us. Information on travel to the University of Nottingham and campus maps is available from:

The University Staff Club is no. 8 on the printable PDF map:

If you need accommodation overnight, there are some cheap B&Bs in Beeston, reasonably near to Beeston station and the place where I am planning to go for dinner. These are the Andrews hotel and the Hylands hotel; you can find many options on the tourist information site at, although it doesn’t bring up the hotel nearest to campus, which is the Toby Carvery: (a bit more expensive at £60 per night).

The university also has a hotel reservation service, which might be an easier way of doing it. Advisors provide up-to-the-minute information and will match a hotel to your particular requirements, taking care of all the administration for you. You will also benefit from pre-negotiated preferential rates with major city hotels providing you with substantial savings.

For further details please contact one of the Hotel Reservation Service advisers on:

Tel: +44 (0) 115 951 5011 / 13640

Fax: +44 (0) 115 951 5018

Email: hrs AT

If there are any other problems or questions, please do get in touch with me by e-mail: helen.lovatt AT

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