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Sacrificing Iphigenia conference- 19-20/01/2016 Nottingham (England)

FECHA/DATE/DATA: 19-20/01/2016

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: University of Nottingham (Nottingham, England)


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Friday 19th January

13.00-15.00 Contemporary theatre productions/adaptations

· Mary-Kay Gamel (UCSC) – A US West Coat Iphigenia

· Magdalena Zira (Fantastico Theatro/KCL) – Coming of age at Aulis: the young women in Euripides’ IA

· Robert Icke (Almeida Theatre) – Oresteia 2015 (interview filmed for the conference)

15.00-15.30 Coffee

15.30-18.00 Poetry & Keynote

· Lynn Kozak & Miranda Hickman (McGill) – Graven Images, Wounds of Knowledge: H.D.’s Translation of theIphigenia in Aulis in the context of the First World War

· Edith Hall (KCL) – Iphigenia and atheistic thought from Lucretius to the 21st century

18.00-19.00 Dinner in Pavilion Café (own expense)

19.00-22.30 Screening (open to members of the public)

· Iphigenia at Aulis (dir. Don Taylor), BBC2 1990 – introduced by Lynn Fotheringham (Nottingham)

· post-screening discussion/pop-up exhibition of theatre & television memorabilia

Saturday 20th January

9.30-11.00 Fantasy

· Amanda Potter (OU) & Tania Evans (NUA) – Return to Troy: David Benioff brings Iphigenia to Westeros

· Mike Carey (novelist) – ‘Iphigenia in Aulis’ (short-story reading + Q&A)

11.00-11.30 Coffee

11.30-13.00 Visual Culture

· Lindsey Annable (Nottingham) – Representations of the sacrifice of Iphigenia in the visual culture of the ancient world

· George Kovacs (Trent) – Graphic sacrifice: Iphigenia in comics

13.00-14.00 Lunch

14.00-15.00 t.b.c.

15.00-15.30 Cinema

· Anastasia Bakogiannis (KCL) – Dying for Hellas: Michael Cacoyannis’ Iphigenia (1977)

15.30-16.30 Coffee

16.00-18.30 Early modern theatre and opera

· Alison Findlay (Lancaster) and Emma Rucastle (The Rose Company) – Re-producing Lady Jane Lumley’s The Tragedie of Euripides called Iphigeneia (ca.1555)

· Susanna Phillippo (Newcastle) – Iphigenia reconciled? Aulis recalled by Agamemnon’s children in early modern adaptations of Iphigenia in Tauris

· Sarah Hibberd (Nottingham) – Gluck’s Iphigénie en Aulide at the Paris Opéra (1774)

Delegates will have the opportunity to attend the screening of the 1990 BBC Iphigenia at Aulis (dir. Don Taylor) on Friday evening, for the additional cost of £5 (£3 concessions, inc. members of the Writers' Guild/Equity/Musicians' Union).

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