CFP: Exploring Roman Comedy and Its Reception

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Call for Papers: Graduate & Undergraduate Students

Class Acts II:

Exploring Roman Comedy and its Reception

March 21-22 2015

University of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh PA


Send anonymous abstracts of 500 or fewer words to

pittclassicsevents AT

by February 16, 2015.

Keynote address: Sharon L. James, PhD

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill


Along with traditional theatrical reinterpretations, recent adaptations of Classical subjects in television and film have continued to make ancient Greek and Roman culture accessible to today’s audiences, and scholarly interest in these representations of the ancient Greek and Roman world has grown considerably over the last decade. To build upon this dialogue on the reception of the Classical world in performance contexts, we are inviting graduate and undergraduate students to put Classics ‘in the spotlight’ along with experts from across the Humanities and Social Sciences.


This year’s conference will focus on Roman comedy.   Suggested paper topics include: the difficulty of staging Roman comedy on the modern stage (or teaching it in the classroom); a specific theme or stock character originating in Roman comedy and its modern descendants, or how a specific work that draws on Roman comedy. Papers may also focus on Roman comedy as it was performed in antiquity (staging, the makeup of the audience, use of meter and language, matters of translation…).


We will have one set of panels for undergraduate and one for graduate students. Submissions should contribute to either scholarship on Roman comedy, or the discussion of how an understanding of antiquity can facilitate a richer understanding of more recent culture.


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CFP: Fifth International Conference on the Ancient Novel

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Proposals are hereby solicited for papers for the Fifth International Conference on the Ancient Novel (ICAN V). The conference is open to all areas of the ancient novel and other forms of narrative. The conference will be held in Houston, Texas, 30 September – 4 October 2015.

If you wish to present a paper at ICAN V, you are requested to submit an abstract before 1 March 2015. The abstract should be anonymous and will be read by two referees at least. Each paper will be allotted a total time of 20 minutes for presentation. The ICAN V International Advisory Committee will act as the Program Committee to referee abstracts sent to the organizer, Ed Cueva, cuevae AT Please use the abstract proposal page ( to submit your abstract. If you would like to participate without presenting a paper, please fill in the online registration form before 1 June 2015.

Abstract submission instructions, registration information, lodging details, important dates, and deadlines can be found on the ICAN V website (

The International Advisory Committee looks forward to receiving proposals.