CFP: 17th Unisa Classics Colloquium, 26-28 October 2016

CALL FOR PAPERS:

17th Unisa Classics Colloquium, 26-28 October 2016

THEME: ‘Ancient Life-writing’

Proposals are hereby solicited for papers on the conference theme which intends to explore the fascination of Greco-Roman antiquity with personal detail, and how this came to be packaged in written forms. The organisers are interested not only in biography as a separate genre, but also in other and smaller formats which divulge information on individual lives. We will be looking to include a broad spectrum of interests in the conference programme: from epic to historiography, scholia to epigrams, inscriptions to fictional letters, oratory to gospels.

Please submit titles and abstracts of approximately 300 words to Philip Bosman at bosmapr AT unisa.ac.za, as soon as possible. All proposals are carefully considered, but bear in mind that slots are limited.

Deadline for proposals: 15 June 2016.

More on the conference:
Convening in 2016 for the 17th time, the Unisa Classics Colloquium combines stimulating scholarship with a pleasant and intimate atmosphere. Over two and a half days, approximately 20 scholarly contributions from around the world are to be presented. The 40 minute slots provide ample time for discussion and valuable feedback. Parallel sessions are avoided in order to promote unity of focus in the conference, and delegates get to know each other properly. Information on previous conferences may be found at:

http://www.unisa.ac.za/default.asp?Cmd=ViewContent&ContentID=1819

Venue: Pretoria, South Africa.

Dates: 26-28 October 2016.
Participants should ideally arrive at OR Tambo Airport and in Pretoria on the morning of the 25th and only book a flight out from the evening of the 28th but preferably later.

Programme:
A preliminary programme will be compiled from the proposals received and will be published on the Departmental website after the final date for submissions.

Conference fee:
To be communicated at a later stage, but accepted participants may budget for approximately US$350, inclusive of accommodation, domestic transport and conference fee. Postgraduate students and interested parties without access to institutional funding may contact the organizers for a discount.

Publication of papers:
Depending on quality, a collection of articles on the colloquium theme is envisaged. Submitted papers are subject to a refereeing process. If you would consider submitting your paper for publication, please indicate that to us via return mail for further guidelines on style.

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CFP: Exploring Roman Comedy and Its Reception

Submitted for posting:

 

Call for Papers: Graduate & Undergraduate Students

Class Acts II:

Exploring Roman Comedy and its Reception

March 21-22 2015

University of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh PA

 

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.

 

For More Details See:

http://www.classics.pitt.edu/ClassActsConference.php

 

CFP: Fifth International Conference on the Ancient Novel

Submitted for posting:

Proposals are hereby solicited for papers for the Fifth International Conference on the Ancient Novel (ICAN V). The conference is open to all areas of the ancient novel and other forms of narrative. The conference will be held in Houston, Texas, 30 September – 4 October 2015.

If you wish to present a paper at ICAN V, you are requested to submit an abstract before 1 March 2015. The abstract should be anonymous and will be read by two referees at least. Each paper will be allotted a total time of 20 minutes for presentation. The ICAN V International Advisory Committee will act as the Program Committee to referee abstracts sent to the organizer, Ed Cueva, cuevae AT uhd.edu. Please use the abstract proposal page (uhd.edu/ican) to submit your abstract. If you would like to participate without presenting a paper, please fill in the online registration form before 1 June 2015.

Abstract submission instructions, registration information, lodging details, important dates, and deadlines can be found on the ICAN V website (uhd.edu/ican).

The International Advisory Committee looks forward to receiving proposals.