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Call for Papers: Graduate & Undergraduate Students
Class Acts II:
Exploring Roman Comedy and its Reception
March 21-22 2015
University of Pittsburgh
Send anonymous abstracts of 500 or fewer words to
pittclassicsevents AT gmail.com
by February 16, 2015.
Keynote address: Sharon L. James, PhD
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Along with traditional theatrical reinterpretations, recent adaptations of Classical subjects in television and film have continued to make ancient Greek and Roman culture accessible to today’s audiences, and scholarly interest in these representations of the ancient Greek and Roman world has grown considerably over the last decade. To build upon this dialogue on the reception of the Classical world in performance contexts, we are inviting graduate and undergraduate students to put Classics ‘in the spotlight’ along with experts from across the Humanities and Social Sciences.
This year’s conference will focus on Roman comedy. Suggested paper topics include: the difficulty of staging Roman comedy on the modern stage (or teaching it in the classroom); a specific theme or stock character originating in Roman comedy and its modern descendants, or how a specific work that draws on Roman comedy. Papers may also focus on Roman comedy as it was performed in antiquity (staging, the makeup of the audience, use of meter and language, matters of translation…).
We will have one set of panels for undergraduate and one for graduate students. Submissions should contribute to either scholarship on Roman comedy, or the discussion of how an understanding of antiquity can facilitate a richer understanding of more recent culture.
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