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Contests of Speech and Song - 11-12-13/09/2015, Oxford (England)

FECHA/DATE/DATA: 11-12-13/09/2015

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: St Anne's College (Oxford, England)


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Thanks to generous grants from the Classical Association, the John Fell Fund, the Craven Committee, and the Faculty of Classics, it will be possible to offer bursary support for graduate students wishing to attend the upcoming conference on Contests of Speech and Song to be held at St Anne's College, Oxford, from Sept. 11-13, 2015. Priority will be given to speakers, but others wishing to apply for support should write explaining the importance of the event for their research by Friday, August 21,


Friday 11. 9. 15

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.: Registration and Welcome

2-3.45 p.m. Session 1:

Paola Bassino (Durham): The Tradition of the Contest between Homer and Hesiod

Alexander Forte (Harvard): The Poetic Competitions of Funeral Games

3.45-4.15 p.m.: Tea

4.15-6 p.m. Session 2

Ettore Cingano (Venice): Calchas, Mopsus and the Melampodia

Guy Smoot (Harvard): Thamyris, the Aloadai and the Boeotians through the Lens of the Contest of Homer and Hesiod

7 p.m. Supper

Saturday 12. 9. 15

9-10.45 a.m.: Session 3:

Naomi Scott (UCL): The Comic Tragedian: Gender, Genre, and Rivalry in Aristophanes' Thesmophoriazusae

Boris Kayachev (Leeds): Kayachev: Bucolic Contests and the Frogs of Aristophanes

10.45 - 11.15 a.m.: Cofffee

11.15 a.m. - 12.15 p.m.: Session 4

Ben Cartlidge (Oxford): Certamina as Contests of Genre: Menander vs. Philistion, Homer vs. Hesiod

1-2 p.m.: Lunch

2-3.45 p.m.: Session 5

John Oksanish (Wake Forest): Alternis Versibus: Dramatic Aetiology, Literary History, and Libertas in Vergil's Third Eclogue

Yelena Baraz (Princeton): Failed Bucolic Contests in Calpurnius' Sixth Eclogue

3.45-4.15 p.m.: Tea

4.15-5.15 p.m. Session 6

Erica Bexley (Cambridge): Declaiming against Declamation: Competitive Speech in Tacitus’ Dialogus

7 p.m. Supper

Sunday 13.9.15

9-10.45 a.m.: Session 3

Ioannis Ziogas (ANU): Discordant Harmonies: Ovid’s Musomachia (Fasti 5.1-110)

Celia Campbell (Oxford): Song and Territory in Ovid, Metamorphoses 5

10.45 - 11.15 a.m.: Cofffee

11.15 a.m. - 1 p.m.: Session 4

Andrew Worley (Exeter): Let the Poor Man Speak? Contests of Speech between non-elites and elites within Rome & the Empire

Closing Discussion

1-2 p.m.: Lunch

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