Notice & Call for Contributions: Mapping Internationalisation in the Classics Project.
Classics in the Subject Centre (CSC) at the UK Higher Education Academy is supporting research for a project entitled: “Mapping Internationalisation in the Classics”. The rational of this project is to provide a clear, accessible and centralised picture of the presence of travel or study abroad programmes for students following degree programmes in Classics and related disciplines at UK Higher Education Institutions. Contributions and case studies are sought from students, members of staff and any interested persons.
If you feel you have information to contribute please get in touch.
Contact. Dr. Scott Burgess, project lead: sburgess01 AT ioe.ac.uk
Ancient Drama in Performance: Theory and Practice will coincide with the 2010 Randolph College Greek Play: Euripides’ Hecuba, an original-practices production. The play and response to it will be the culmination of a day of scholarly and practical exchanging of ideas on ancient theatre. We are inviting proposals from scholars and practitioners of all levels for papers on topics to do with ancient drama in performance, including but not restricted to the staging, texts, design, repertory, personnel, and the social impact of plays in the ancient Greek and Roman world, as well as of plays as re-performed in the modern world. Papers will be delivered in an outdoor Greek theatre (or a round indoor space if it rains), which means that papers that deal with original practices in some way would find a comfortable setting, but all topics concerned with the plays as a practice are welcome. Presenters who would like to demonstrate their performance ideas will be provided with student actors (with or without masks), with whom arrangements can be made prior to the meeting. Papers are limited to 10 minutes (presentation without actors) and to 13 minutes (presentations with student actors).* Presenters should be aware that they will hear the sound of a drum when two minutes remain and will exit pursued by a Fury when time is out.
The conference will feature a keynote address by Kenneth Reckford, and a response to Hecuba by Mary-Kay Gamel.
Please submit a 300 word abstract and a short bio to ancientdrama AT randolphcollege.edu by 18 June 2010 (please note new deadline).
A longer description of the conference is at http://faculty2.randolphcollege.edu/ancientdrama/about. Another notice will go out when general registration for the event opens.
* Ten minutes is a perfect amount of time to present one idea very well and to tantalize an audience into wanting to know more from you when you meet later.
The initial couple of ‘graphs from a movie-industry blog (and there are no further details after these few words):
Gianni Nunnari and Mark Canton are teaming up with Exclusive Media Group on a potential franchise based on the life of Julius Caesar.
The partners are eyeing a trilogy of films adapted from Conn Iggulden’s four-book The Emperor Series. Exclusive Media Group co-chairman Nigel Sinclair said the company might finance the first project in a split-rights deal with a US studio.
Folks might want to check out an interview with Conn Iggulden from back in 2006 at the UNRV site on this (tip o’ the pileus to Viggen!)