CONF: Don Fowler’s Unrolling the Text ten years on

Seen on various lists:

Text/Performance: Provisional Programme

A workshop organised by the editors of Don Fowler’s unpublished Unrolling the Text to assess the place of this work in the field of Classics ten years since the author’s death. The workshop will be held on 22nd and 23rd September 2009 in the Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies at Oxford University.

Tuesday 22nd September

Welcome, introduction and first morning session: 9.30-11.15

Brian Breed: ‘Text, Performance and Literary History’

Emily Pillinger: ‘Sibylline bookishness’

Coffee: 11.15-11-45

Second morning session: 11.45-13.15

Rebecca Langlands: ‘Roman Exempla: Unwritten Stories and
Unreadable Texts’

Francesca Martelli: ‘Allegorising the ancient economy: the De Beneficiis between
text and performance’

Lunch: 13.00-14.30

First afternoon session: 14.30-16.00

Tom Phillips: ‘Textual Materiality and Pindar’s Second Dithyramb’

Armand d’Angour: ‘Text and Texture’

Coffee: 16.00-16.30

Second afternoon session: 16.30-17.30

Tom Habinek: ‘Presence and Meaning Reconsidered’


Workshop dinner in Jesus College: 7 pm

Wednesday 23rd September

First morning session: 9.45-11.15

Peter Wiseman: ‘The straw man speaks: evidence and assumptions’

John Henderson: ‘the fiftieth ode: like it or not’

Coffee: 11.15-11.45

Second morning session: 11.30-13.15

Felix Budelmann: TBC

Edith Hall: ‘The performance-text dialectic and the problem of Latin
pantomime libretti’

Lunch: 13.00-14.30

First afternoon session: 14.30-16.00

Enrica Sciarrino: ‘Navigating between "Text" and "Performance": the case of early Latin prose’

Ika Willis: ‘Vergil on the Telephone’


Registration for this event is £10 (includes sandwich lunch on both days). To confirm your place, please send an email by 27th August 2009 to francesca.martelli AT; and a cheque made out to the University of Oxford to Dr Francesca Martelli, Jesus College, Turl Street, Oxford OX1 3DW.

There will also be a workshop dinner held on 22nd September in Jesus College at a further cost of £30 per person. If you would like to come to this, please add the extra amount to your cheque and send it to the same address.

All enquiries to: francesca.martelli AT


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