CONF: The Romance Between Greece and the East

Seen on the Classicists list:

Booking for the conference ‘The Romance Between Greece and the East’, 12th-

13th December 2009, is now open. The venue will be the auditorium, Corpus
Christi College, Oxford.

The programme is pasted below. For full details and booking form please
visit the website at

Saturday 12th December

9.00-9.10 Welcome
9.10-10.25 Phiroze Vasunia (Reading) ‘History, empire and the novel’
10.25-11.40 Susan Stephens (Stanford) ‘Fictions of cultural authority’
11.40-12.00 Coffee
12.00-1.00 Tim Whitmarsh (Oxford) ‘Novel and diaspora’
1.00-2.00 Lunch
2.00-3.00 Pavlos Avlamis (Princeton) ‘There and back again: the
Lives of Aesop on the move’
3.00-4.15 Richard Hunter (Cambridge) ‘Prose at the margins’
4.15-4.45 Tea
4.45-6.00 Josef Wiesehöfer (Kiel) ‘Ctesias’

Sunday 13th December

9.00-10.15 Erich Gruen (Berkeley) ‘The book of Jonah as a comic
10.15-11.15 Jennie Barbour (Oxford) ‘The Eastern king in the Hebrew
bible: novelistic motifs in early Jewish literature’
11.15-11.45 Coffee
11.45-1.00 Ian Rutherford (Reading) ‘Greek fiction and Egyptian
fiction: Are they related and, if so, how?’
1.00-2.00 Lunch
2.00-3.00 Anna Lefteratou (Oxford) ‘Exchanging names and stories:
Semitic themes in Achilles Tatius’
3.00-4.15 Daniel Selden (University of California, Santa
Cruz) ‘Sikander and the idea of Iran’
4.15-4.45 Tea
4.45-5.30 Closing discussion

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