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Borders and Boundaries. 7th Annual Postgraduate Interdisciplinary Conference - 20/06/2016, Leeds (England)



Recent events have provoked much debate on the transgression of geographical borders and the impact this has on the lived experience of the global community. This throws up many questions as to how we define boundaries, be they geographical, social, cultural or psychological and what happens when these boundaries are broken.


FECHA/DATE/DATA: 20/06/2016


LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Devonshire Hall (Leeds, England)


ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Department of Classics within the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies - University of Leeds


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9:00-9:15First Keynote Speaker


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Dr Ingrid Sharp


The University of Leeds


 Panel 1.1: Human and Divine


Chaired by Andrea Basso

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Panel 1.2: Constructing Boundaries


Chaired by Maria Haley

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9:20-9:40Crossing Psychic Boundaries: Humoral infection of the soul in Plato’s Timaeus


Natalie Enright

A Game of Regions: The fluctuating borders of Aeolis, Mysia, and Troad


Stefanos Apostolou

9:40-10:00Crossing Human Boundaries: Narrative theology in the Iliad andGilgameš


Bernardo Ballesteros Petrella


Borders Set, Borders Broken, Borders Restored: Antigone from the Greek National Theatre at the Epidaurus festivals of 1940 and 1956


Andria Michael

10:00-10:20Woman, Animal, Foreigner: Boundaries on the example of Iphigenia


Alicia Calvo-Panera

Crafty Barbarians? Technological progress and the Empire in Roman thought


Tuuli Ahlholm

10:20-10:40The Daimonic Eagle


Ben Greet


How analytical aesthetics can inform classical scholarship: authorial intention, message and causality in Propertius Elegies IV


Laura Nicoara

10:50-11:00Tea and Coffee Break

 Panel 2.1: Aquatic Boundaries


Chaired by Anthi Chrysanthou

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Panel 2.2: Home and Away


Chaired by Devon Allen

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11:00-11:20The Durius River Valley: A cultural boundary in the ancient Iberian peninsula


Henry Clarke

Not Again: How “Saving the Muslim” Rhetoric Refuses to Die out


Sadia Seddiki

11:20-11:40“Trans Tiberim peregre venum ibant“: Reconsidering the role of the Tiber as a territorial boundary in the Twelve Tables. 


James Crooks

Identity and the Hero in Greek and Egyptian Epic Poetry: Cultural identity and self-rediscovery in Homer’s Odyssey and the Tale of Sinuhe


Max Stocker

11:40-12:00‘No further than this Arethusa’ (Ov.Met. 5.642): Geographical and Generic Boundaries in Ovid’sMetamorphoses


Eleni Ntanou

Shakespeare in the Arab World: Behind Borders and Boundaries


Imen Elkhazri







1:00-1:10Second Keynote Speaker


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Dr Emma Stafford

 Panel 3.1: Frenemies


Chaired by Henry Clarke

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Panel 3.2: Intertextuality


Chaired by Leonardo Costantini

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1:10-1:30The Key-Words of Colonisation: From ‘Barbarians’ to ‘Indigenous Peoples’ in the approaches to Greek history in the West


Valentina Mignosa

To What Extent is There a Mythological Influence over the Folkloric Type of a ‘Mermaid’


Devon Allen

1:30-1:50To what extent was the semantic opposition between the self and theother relevant for the proclamation of the First Crusade?


Irene Diego

Pushing and Inspecting Comic Boundaries with Characters in The Birds


Timothy McConnell


1:50-2:10Caput et Membra Alia: Reflections of Roman society in Solinus and Martianus’ descriptions of India.


Caroline Belanger

A Foreshadowing Feast: Observations on Microstructure and Intertextuality in Quintus Smyrnaeus’ Posthomerica 13.1-20


Stephan Renker

2:10-2:30A load of Schmitt? The problems with Carl Schmitt’s account of friend and enemy


Ben Chwistek

‘A bull you fell into milk’. Performative and Oral elements in written texts: from the Orphic gold tablets to the Eighth Book of Moses


Anthi Chrysanthou

2:40-2:50Tea and Coffee Break

 Panel 4.1: Transgression


Chaired by Natalie Enright

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Panel 4.2: Water and Land


Chaired by Ben Greet

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2:50-3:10Beyond Justice: Atreus’ Transgressive Revenge in Greek Tragedy


Maria Haley

Lemnos: A foggy border set amid various cultures


Evi Kyratsou

3:10-3:30The ‘Erotopoetics’ of Borders: Propertius and the Confinement of Cynthia


Pietro Morlacchi

Resistance to Territorial Loss in the Aramaic and Hebrew Inscriptions from Mount Gerizim


Michael Economou

3:30-3:50Philosophy as Transgression of Boundaries: Myth and language in Plato’s conception of the barbarians


Andrea Basso

Empire with Limits? Geographical and cultural boundaries in the Black Sea region in two Hadrianic texts


Joanna Kemp

4:00-4:10Tea and Coffee Break

 Panel 5.1: Memory


Chaired by Anna Reeve

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 Panel 5.2: Openness


Chaired by Timothy McConnell

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4:10-4:30‘He Who Must Not Be Named’: An overview of the different degrees of damnatio memoriae


Elinor Cosgrave

 Individual Freedom and Free Will as Principles of Tolerance: A focus on religions of ancient Greek societies


Marialilia Cavallaro

4:30-4:50‘Transnational’ and ‘Global’ Memories: Truly ‘cosmopolitan’ or a form of selective amnesia?


Jade Douglas

The Purpose of the Anastasian Wall


Joe Dawson

4:50-5:10An Exploration of the Possibilities Offered by Memory for the Analysis of Classical Texts


Sophie Raudnitz

Approaching Empires through Networks instead of Borders

Sam van Dijk


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