The seventh A. G. Leventis Conference in Greek will be held in the Playfair Library, Old College, University of Edinburgh from 27-30 October 2011. The conference is held in conjunction with Professor Ruth Scodel’s tenure of the Edinburgh Leventis Chair in Greek, and generously supported by the A. G. Leventis Foundation.
A draft programme is available at http://www.shc.ed.ac.uk/classics/TheSeventhA.G.LeventisConference.htm. Booking forms for registration and accommodation will shortly go live on the same page. All are welcome.
Speakers and titles are as follows:
Lucia Athanassaki, Greek Occasions, Greek Sung Narratives
Douglas Cairns, Exemplarity and Narrative in the Greek Tradition
Erwin Cook, Structure as Interpretation in the Homeric Odyssey
Pat Easterling, Narrative on the Tragic Stage
Stephen Halliwell, Narrative, Contingency, and the Limits of Understanding
Lisa Hau, Stock-events and Set-pieces: Greek Historiography as Variations on a Set of Themes
Johannes Haubold, Beyond Auerbach: the Poetics of Visualisation in the Gilgamesh Epic and Homer
Simon Hornblower, Herodotean Narrative
Richard Hunter, ‘Where do I begin?’ An Odyssean Strategy and its Afterlife
Irene de Jong, ‘If on a winter’s night a traveller’: Greek Heritage or Narrative Universal?
Adrian Kelly, Homeric Battle Narrative and the Ancient Near East
Nick Lowe, In Search of Narrative Universals
John Morgan, Heliodorus the Hellene
Andrew Morrison, Pamela and Plato: Ancient and Modern Epistolary Narratives
Damien Nelis, Untrodden Paths? Catullus 64, the Labyrinth and Hellenistic Narrative Forms
René Nünlist, Greek Scholia on Plot
Dennis Pausch, Livy Reading Polybius: Adapting Greek Narrative to Roman History
Alex Purves, Sappho: Narrative in Short Form
Patricia Rosenmeyer, Personal Narratives, Public Spaces: Autobiographical Inscriptions on the Memnon Colossus
Ruth Scodel, Narrative Focus and Elusive Thought in Homer
Meir Sternberg, Reticence and Redundancy in Ancient Narrative
Tim Whitmarsh, What’s Greek about the Greek novel?