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INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE: MENANDER IN CONTEXTS
July 23-25, 2012
University of Nottingham, UK
It is now over a century since Menander made his first great step back from the shades with the publication of the Cairo codex, and over half a century since we were first able to read one of his plays virtually complete; since that time our knowledge of his work has been continually enhanced by further papyrus discoveries. This international conference is designed to examine and explore the Menander we know today in the light of the various literary, intellectual and social contexts in which they can be viewed – for example (this is not an exhaustive listing) in relation to
• the society, culture and politics of the post-Alexander decades
• the intellectual currents of the period
• literary precursors and intertexts, dramatic and other
• the reception of Menander, from his own time to ours
Papers (of no more than 30 minutes) are invited on any aspect of this theme.
The conference will be held at Derby Hall, on the University’s parkland campus just outside the historic city of Nottingham, a few days before the Olympic Games open in London.
Enquiries or abstracts (300-400 words; please state your institutional affiliation) should be sent, preferably by email, not later than 30 June 2011, to:
Prof. Alan H. Sommerstein
Department of Classics
University of Nottingham
alan.sommerstein AT nottingham.ac.uk