CFP: Harryhausen and the Classical Tradition

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ENDURING MONSTERS: HARRYHAUSEN AND THE CLASSICAL TRADITION

Wed 9 November 2011 at the National Media Museum in Bradford

co-organised by Steve Green (Leeds) and Penny Goodman (Leeds)

Classics at Leeds, in collaboration with the National Media Museum at Bradford, is pleased to announce a one-day conference this November based around the film work of Ray Harryhausen.
Harryhausen’s distinctive brand of film animation of classical myth has captured the imagination of generations of viewers – his animation of skeletons in Jason and the Argonauts (1963) and Medusa in Clash of the Titans (1981) are of course legendary.

This one-day conference seeks to explore reciprocal issues: the creative ways in which the Harryhausen films engage with the classical tradition and, conversely, the influence that the Harryhausen films have had on the visualisation of the classical world in more recent culture.

The conference will take place at the National Media Museum at Bradford to coincide with, and mark a celebration of, the arrival of the Harryhausen animation collection to the Museum. Classically-themed items from the Harryhausen collection will be available for viewing on the day. Moreover, as this date also marks the opening of the Bradford Animation Festival at the Museum, the conference will finish with a drinks reception to mark the occasion.

At this point, the co-organisers of the conference are putting out a call for papers. Confirmed speakers so far are: Penny Goodman (Leeds), Steve Green (Leeds), Helen Lovatt (Nottingham), Dunstan Lowe (Reading) and Gideon Nisbet (Birmingham).

The following areas of focus have been identified as particularly relevant and of interest to both Classics at Leeds and the National Media Museum:

* classical v. contemporary influence in Jason and the Argonauts (1963) and Clash of the Titans (1981)
* the creation of classical landscape/ architecture in Jason and the Argonauts (1960) and Clash of the Titans (1981)
* classical engagement in less-obvious/ less well-known Harryhausen outputs
* the influence of Harryhausen’s classical animations on subsequent visualisations of the classical world in (sub-) culture, esp. art, film, video/computer games
* the ‘remake’ of Clash of the Titans (2010)

Papers should last 20-25 minutes; abstracts should be no more than 300 words. Please send abstracts to both Steve Green (s.j.green AT leeds.ac.ukp.j.goodman AT leeds.ac.uk by Friday 29 April 2011. If you have any further queries, please feel free to contact the co-organisers.

A dedicated webpage for the conference will be constructed shortly.

and Penny Goodman (

CONF: 6th Rethymnon International Conference on the Ancient Novel

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6th Rethymnon International Conference on the Ancient Novel

30-31 May 2011, Student Cultural Center ‘Xenia’

The Department of Philology (Division of Classics), University of Crete, is pleased to announce the organization and hosting of the 6th Rethymnon International Conference on the Ancient Novel on 30 and 31 May 2011 at the Student Cultural Center ‘Xenia’ (16 Sofokli Venizelou Street) in Rethymnon. The topic of RICAN 6 is:

‘Holy Μen/Women and Charlatans in the Ancient Novel’

PROGRAMME

Monday 30 May 6:00 p.m.

Maaike Zimmerman (Groningen), Chair

Ken Dowden (Birmingham): “The Lies of Tiresias: Authority and its Enemies”
Gareth Schmeling (Florida): “The Small World of the Holy Man: To Travel (work the lecture circuit) and To Tell Stories (act the part of someone who knows). A Beginning in the Satyrica”
Costas Panayotakis (Glasgow): “Encolpius and the Charlatans”
Ian Repath (Swansea): “Cleitophon the Charlatan”

Tuesday 31 May 10:00 a.m.

Patrizia Liviabella-Furiani (Perugia), Chair

Ewen Bowie (Oxford): “A Land without Priests? The Religious Roles of Philetas and Dionysophanes in Longus, Daphnis and Chloe”
Ulrike Egelhaaf-Gaiser (Göttingen): “Fickle Coloured Religion: Priests or Performers in Apuleius’ Metamorphoses?”
Ilaria Ramelli (Milano): “Lucian’s Peregrinus as Holy Man and Charlatan, and the Construction of the Contrast between Holy Men and Charlatans in the Acts of Mari”
Alain Billault (Paris-Sorbonne): “Holy Man or Charlatan? The Case of Calasiris in Heliodorus’ Aithiopika”

Tuesday 31 May 6:00 p.m.

Silvia Montiglio (Johns Hopkins), Chair

Michael Paschalis (Crete): “The Philostratean Sophist as Proteus: Holy Man and Master of Deceit?”
Mario Andreassi (Bari): “Portrait of a Holy Man: Aesop in The Life”
John Morgan (Swansea): “The Monk’s Story: The Narrationes of Pseudo-Nilus of Ancyra”

Summation and Closing Remarks
by Silvia Montiglio

For further information please contact:
Michael Paschalis, michael.paschalis ATgmail.com
Stelios Panayotakis, panayotakis AT phl.uoc.gr

All welcome

CONF: Seneca Philosophus

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SENECA PHILOSOPHUS

An international conference hosted by the American University of Paris and GANPH Gesellschaft für Antike Philosophie

16 and 17 May 2011

The American University of Paris
31 avenue Bosquet, 75007 Paris
Grand Salon, 9:00‐19:00

Program: http://aupcomplit.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/senphil-poster-with-program1.pdf

Contact: Jula Wildberger (jwildberger AT aup.fr)

CONF: Colloquium on the Ancient Novel

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COLLOQUIUM ON GREEK AND ROMAN NOVEL

MAY 26, 2011, Room 201A, 11AM

The Department of Classics at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki is pleased to announce the organization of a colloquium on the Ancient Novel to be held on Thursday, May 26 2011, in Room 201A, at 10.00 am. The topic of this colloquium will be:

Greek and Roman Novel: Narrative Tensions, Plot and Themes

PROGRAM

Genre, Ideology and Motifs, Chair: Prof. Antonios Rengakos

Prof. David Konstan (Brown, Emeritus; New York University): “Erôs and Oikos.”

Prof. Marí­lia P. Futre Pinheiro (University of Lisbon): “Satire and Philosophy in Lucian.”

Prof. Silvia Montiglio (Johns Hopkins University): “The Call of Blood: Greek Origins of a Motif, from Euripides to Heliodorus.”

Ass. Prof. Maria Plastira Valkanou (Aristotle University): “Lampon’s Episode in Xenophon’s Ephesiaca.”

Break

Petronius and Apuleius, Chair: Prof. Katharina Volk

Prof. John Hilton (University of KwaZulu-Natal): “The Theme of Shipwreck on (In)hospitable Shores in Acts, the Satyricon, Leucippe and Clitophon and the Aethiopica.”

Prof. Gareth Schmeling (University of Florida): “Size Matters: It is the Little Things that Count in Petronius’ Satyrica.”

Prof. Stephen J. Harrison (Corpus Christi, Oxford): “Interpreting the anteludia: Apuleius Met.11.8.”

For further information please contact: Stavros Frangoulidis (frangoulidis AT gmail.com)

JOB: Lecturer in Anc. Med. Studies, La Trobe, (Melbourne, Australia)

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Lecturer in Ancient Mediterranean Studies
La Trobe University

Melbourne, Australia

Full-time, continuing dual position in the Trendall Research Centre for Ancient Mediterranean Studies and the Research Centre for Greek Studies.

La Trobe University is an internationally recognised leader in tertiary education and training, with strong research and teaching programs and student exchange networks across more than 40 countries. We are committed to providing undergraduate and postgraduate teaching of the highest quality, supported by an outstanding research profile.

An exciting new opportunity has been created for a level B academic, with excellent teaching, research, and administrative skills, in the field of Ancient Mediterranean Studies. The position will be responsible for the ongoing administration of the Trendall Research Centre and will also make a major contribution to teaching and research within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Candidates with the relevant teaching and research expertise in the ancient Greek world of South Italy and Sicily are strongly encouraged to apply.

The position will be available from 1 January 2012.
Remuneration: Aus$ 73,444 – $87,212 (plus 17% super)
Position Reference no: 50033267
Closing date: Sunday 1 May, 2011

Position Enquiries: Professor Chris Mackie, Director, Research Centre for Greek Studies,
t: +61 3 9479 2418, e: c.mackie@latrobe.edu.au<mailto:c.mackie ATlatrobe.edu.au>.

For further information, see

http://jobs.latrobe.edu.au/jobDetails.asp?sJobIDs=544974&lCategoryID=2835&lWorkTypeID=&lLocationID=7389&stp=AW&sLanguage=en

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La Trobe University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Context

The Lecturer in Ancient Mediterranean Studies will be a joint appointment that is co-funded by the Trendall Research Centre for Ancient Mediterranean Studies and the Research Centre for Greek Studies in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. The position will be responsible for the day-to-day administration of the Trendall Centre and will also contribute to teaching and research within the Faculty.

The A. D. Trendall Research Centre for Ancient Mediterranean Studies was established in 1998 from the Estate of the late Professor A. D. Trendall with the aim of contributing to our understanding of the ancient cultures of the Mediterranean, particularly the material culture of the Greeks colonists and native populations in South Italy and Sicily. The Trendall Centre, located at present in Trendall’s former apartment at Menzies College on the Melbourne (Bundoora) campus, includes among its resources a large library of books and periodicals in the general area of Greek and Roman culture, and an outstanding archive of some 40,000 photographs of South Italian red-figure vases of the Classical period.

The Lectureship is located within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and will be supervised by the Director of the Research Centre for Greek Studies. The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences has an international reputation for the quality of its teaching and research programs. It is guided by the core values identified by the University in the operation of its research, scholarship, teaching and organisational practices. The Research Centre for Greek Studies is closely connected with the School of Historical and European Studies, which includes the discipline programs of Art History, Archaeology, European Studies, French Studies, Greek Studies, History, Italian and Spanish, across five campuses of the University.