Emotional Trauma in Greek and Roman Culture. Representations and Reactions - 23-24-25/06/2016, Delph
While emotional trauma is often defined as a response to horrifying events or natural disasters (death, rape, accident, violence, earthquakes, to name a few) reactions to trauma are not always manifested in a ‘physical,’ or ‘emotional’ manner nor are they easily discernible as such. Literary, historical or artistic narratives often codify traumatic reactions and give important insight into ancients’ lives and the way individual experiences are registered, absorbed, and expressed. How do Greek and Roman cultures and literatures register and portray traumatic experiences and their aftermath in an individual’s reality and mindset? Was there communal trauma? How is emotional injury expressed in our sources from the Graeco-Roman world?
LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: European Cultural Center of Delphi (ECCD), (Delphi, Greece)
ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Andromache Karanika (UC Irvine, California, USA); Lily Panoussi (College of William and Mary, Virginia, USA)
Thursday June 23, 2016 • 2:00-5:00pm Arrival and Check in Panel 1: MARRIAGE, RAPE AND TRAUMA, Andromache Karanika & Vassiliki Panoussi, Presiders 5:00-5:30 Andromache Karanika (University of California Irvine, USA), Re-telling Trauma: Cognitive Perspectives on the Homeric Hymn to Demeter. 5:30-6:00 Erika Weiberg (University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, USA), The Writing of the Mind: Deianira's Trauma Stories in Sophocles' Trachiniae. 6:00-6:30 Claudia Baldassi (University of Edinburgh, UK), Is Abduction a Traumatic Event? An Iconographic Overview. 6:30-7:00 Vassiliki Panoussi (The College of William & Mary), Rape, Ritual, and Trauma: Ovid's Philomela Reconsidered. • 7:00-8:30 Dinner Friday June 24, 2016 7:30-9:00am Breakfast Panel 2: TRAUMA IN PERFORMANCE, Marion Meyer, Presider 9:00-9:30 Trigg Settle (Brown University, USA), Aspects of Violence, Emotional Trauma and Theatrical Performance in Sophocles’ Ajax and Euripides' Heracles. 9:30-10:00 Zoe Stamatopoulou (Washington University in St Louis, USA), Rape and the Emergence of Heroes in Euripides’ Ion. 10:00-10:30 Avi Avidov (Beit-Berl College, Israel), Trauma in Roman Sitcom. • 10:30-11:00 Coffee break Panel 3: TRANSMISSION OF TRAUMA, Susan Jarratt, Presider 11:00-11:30 Polyxeni Strolonga (Greece), The Trauma of Abduction from a Father's Perspective: The Case of Tros in the Iliad, the Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite, and Lucian. 11:30-12:00 Lauri Reitzammer (University of Colorado, USA), The Sound of the Nightingale: Oedipus, Ismene, and Antigone in Sophocles’ Oedipus at Colonus. 12:00-12:30 Melissa Gardner (Durham University, UK), Transgenerational Trauma in Ancient Epic. • 12:30-2:00 Lunch Panel 4: WAR AND TRAUMA, Zoe Stamatopoulou, Presider 2:00-2:30 Annette M. Baertschi (Bryn Mawr College, USA), The Mechanisms of Trauma in Lucan’s Bellum civile. 2:30-3:00 Jennifer Gerrish (Charleston College, USA), Sallust’s Histories: The Repetition Compulsion and the Trauma of Civil War 3:00-3:30 Vasiliki Kondylaki (University of Lausanne, Switzerland), From Experiencing to Managing Emotional Trauma: The Example of Odysseus. • 3:30-4:00 Coffee break Panel 5: NATURAL DISASTERS, EXILE, DEATH and TRAUMA, Chris Trinacty, Presider 4:00-4:30 Sanjaya Thakur (Colorado College, USA), Ovid and the Trauma of Exile. 4:30-5:00 Philip Bosman (University of South Africa, South Africa), The Flaccus Syndrome. 7:00-8:30 Dinner Saturday June 25, 2016 7:30-9:00am Breakfast Panel 6: COLLECTIVE TRAUMA- HISTORICAL REALITIES, Elizabeth Kosmetatou Presider 9:00-9:30 Marion Meyer (University of Vienna, Austria), The Acropolis Burning! Reactions to Collective Trauma in the Years after 480/79BCE. 9:30-10:00 Georgia Sermamoglou-Soulmaidi (College Year in Athens, Greece), On Shame and Fear: Emotional Responses to Socrates’ Anticipated Death in Plato’s Crito. 10:00-10:30 Eustathia Papadodima (Academy of Athens, Greece), The Emotional Trauma of the Foreigner. 10:30-11:00 Chris Trinacty (Oberlin College, USA), Non Est Facile Inter Mala Magna Consipere: Seneca on Earthquakes. • 11:00-11:30 Coffee break Panel 7: RHETORIC, REPRESENTATION, AND TRAUMA: BETWEEN GREECE AND ROME, Jen Gerrish, Presider 11:30-12:00 Susan Jarratt (University of California Irvine, USA), Historiographical Trauma: The Case of Polybius. 12:00-12:30 Aleksandra Porada (SWPS University, Poland), What the Greeks Described and Romans Did Not: Emotional Trauma in Greek and Roman Literature. 12:30-1:00 Irena Radová (Masaryk University, Czech Republic), The Argonauts as Dysfunctional Heroes. • 1:00-2:30 Lunch Panel 8: COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVES, Annette Baertschi, Presider 2:30-3:00 Blanka Misic (Champalain College, Canada), Cognitive Approaches to Emotional Trauma in Roman Pannonia. 3:00-3:30 Elizabeth Kosmetatou (University of Illinois Springfield, USA), Marriage as Emotional Trauma for Women in Ancient Greece, Russia, and China. • 3:30-4:00 Coffee break Panel 9: BODY, MOTHERHOOD AND TRAUMA, Lauri Reitzammer Presider 4:00-4:30 Patricia De Los Angeles Gonzáles Gutiérrez (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain), Mourning for the Lost Children: From Indifference to Pain. 4:30-5:00 Viktoria Räuchle, (University of Vienna, Austria), Maternal Milk as Trauma-Trigger in Ancient Greek Literature and Art. • 5:00-5:30 Closing remarks by organizers and Roundtable Discussion. • 7:00-8:30 Dinner Sunday June 26, 2016: 7:30-9:30 Breakfast and departure