CONF: Ancient Greeks/Modern Lives

Ancient Greeks / Modern Lives
Combat Trauma on the Ancient Stage Conference
Hosted by Aquila Theatre, the NYU Center for Ancient Studies and Humanities Initiative and supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities
Wednesday April 20 and Thursday April 21, 2011

Schedule:
All events at Hemmerdinger Hall (100 Washington Square East, New York, NY 10003) except for Six Characters In Search of An Author at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts.

Wednesday, April 20 2011
4:30PM Welcome

4:45PM Keynote Address
Denying Combat Trauma: The Missing Diagnosis in Ancient Greece
David Konstan, New York University

6:00PM Reception

6:30PM Ancient Greeks / Modern Lives Staged Reading
Selections From Homer’s Odyssey, Aeschylus’ Agamemnon, Sophocles’ Ajax and Euripides’ Herakles.
Peter Meineck, New York University with Aquila Theatre and Friends

Thursday, April 21 2011
9:45AM Introduction

10:00AM SESSION 1
Dreams of My Father: Warfare and Paternity in Sophocles
Robin Mitchell-Boyask, Temple University

Women After War: Weaving Nostos in Homeric Epic and in the 21st Century
Corinne Pache, Trinity Universitiy

Performing Greek Tragedy at GITMO: Excavating an Ancient Audience
Bryan Doerries, Theater of War Productions

12:00PM lunch break

1:30PM SESSION 2
Recollections of Combat Trauma in the Dialogues of Plato
S. Sara Monoson, Northwestern University

When war is performed, what do soldiers see and hear, think and say-or not say?
Tom Palaima, University of Texas at Austin

3:00PM break

3:30 SESSION 3f Dreamers and Ravished minds: Surviving War, Surviving Trauma
Lawrence A. Tritle, Loyola Marymount University

The Veteran’s Voice – A Town Hall Meeting

8:00PM
Pirandello’s Six Characters In Search of An Author
Aquila Theatre at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
Click Here to learn more about Aquila’s production

9:20 Post-Show Discussion

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