All Roads Lead From Rome : The Classical (non)Tradition in Popular Culture
9th April 2010
Department of Classics at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, New
Keynote speaker: Sheila Murnaghan, University of Pennsylvania.
The aim of this conference is to bring together papers that consider the
many ways that classics informs the world around us. What is reception?
Where does it fit within the discipline? Where do we find Classical
influence in modern culture? How do modern uses of the ancient world
change the way we think about antiquity? The Classics Graduate Student
Organization at Rutgers University is delighted to invite submissions for
papers that explore and expand ideas of classical reception from graduate
students in the fields of classics and related fields, such as film
studies; comparative literature; English; cultural studies; history;
American studies; women’s and gender studies; philosophy and art history.
The organizers especially encourage papers that examine forms of reception
in popular culture, broadly construed, such as song lyrics; modern
literature; modern art; architecture; furniture and decorative objects;
toys; poetry; theatre and performance; politics and political rhetoric;
computer and video games; texts (lost) in translation; opera; the history
of classical scholarship; science fiction; uses of the classics in
education; television; fashion design; YouTube; comics and cartoons.
Papers should last twenty minutes; abstracts are limited to 300 words.
Please specify in your cover e-mail whether you will need any presentation
aids, such as a projector.
The deadline for abstracts is 30th November 2009. Abstracts and queries
should be sent to lizgloyn AT eden.rutgers.edu. Authors of accepted papers
will be notified by 31st December 2009.