CONF: Laughter in the Library

Seen on Classicists (please send any responses to the folks mentioned in the quoted text, not to rogueclassicism!):

Laughter in the Library: a colloquium on Old Comedy for Penny Bulloch

Ioannou Classics Centre, Oxford

Saturday 5th June 2010

10.30 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.

To mark the retirement of Penny Bulloch and her contribution as Fellow Librarian at Balliol College,

Oxford, and earlier in Cambridge, and as a mainstay of all things Aristophanic and Old Comic in

the Classics Faculty of Oxford University, there will be a day of papers on Old Comedy in her

honour by friends, colleagues, and former students.


Edith Hall (RHUL): “The Aesopic in Old Comedy”

Angus Bowie (Queen’s, Oxford): narratology of space in Old Comedy (title TBC)

Matthew Wright (Exeter University): “Pea Soup and Old Jokes”

Peter Brown (Trinity, Oxford): Walter Braunfels’ opera Die Vögel (title TBC)

Matthew Leigh (St Anne’s, Oxford): topic TBC

All are welcome and there will be no fee for attendance, though for the purposes of planning it

would be very much appreciated if you could let the organizers know that you plan to come by

Friday 21st May. Tea and coffee will be served, and a small reception held afterwards. There will

also be an optional buffet lunch at a cost of £6. Please let the organizers know if you would like

lunch, by the same date, and make cheques payable to Dr. R.W. Cowan.

Any enquiries may be addresses to Bob Cowan (bob.cowan AT or Adrian Kelly

(adrian.kelly AT


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