CALL. 15.10.2015 - International Conference: Classical reception and the human, Patras (Greece)
FECHA LÍMITE/DEADLINE/SCADENZA: 15/10/2015
FECHA CONGRESO/CONGRESS DATE/DATA CONGRESSO: 10-11-12-03/06/2016
LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: University of Patras (Patras, Greece)
ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Efimia D. Karakantza; Efstathia Athanasopoulou
INFO: call - email@example.com
We focus on the following research questions:
How has classical reception (e.g. newly-translated Greek texts, Neo-Latin drama, early modern tragic adaptations) influenced Renaissance humanistic discourses, thought and culture?
How have re-readings of antiquity informed literary, theatrical or other reconfigurations of the human in 18th and 19th century?
Are the adaptations of Greco-Roman drama a locus for the contemplation, expression and vindication of human rights?
How do ideological appropriations of the past allow for the legitimization of fascist agendas and the perpetuation of inhumanities?
How can the classics help us rethink the (post)human in theory and practice after the demise of liberal individualism and the emergence of multiple permeated digital and non-digital, organic and inorganic subjectivities?
Please send an abstract of no more than 300 words on the aforementioned subject areas to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 15th 2015.