Send your Call or Congress to

Annual Meeting of Postgraduates in Ancient Literature 2017: TRANSFORMATION - 22-23/06/2017, Liverpoo


Transformation is a major, if somewhat under-explored, theme which pervades much of the ancient literary corpus. The broad theme of transformation enjoys pan-generic treatment, and surfaces in ancient historical, philosophical, poetic, and rhetorical works. This theme not only celebrates the diverse and ever-evolving areas explored in our study of ancient literature, but also reflects the pathways and methodologies used in these endeavours, and the future interdisciplinary potential of the subject. This year, in recognition of the multi-disciplinary strengths of the Department of Archaeology, Classics, and Egyptology at the University of Liverpool, we are especially keen to encourage submissions relating to the rich literary traditions of other ancient languages, in addition to Latin and Greek. We encourage broad, diverse, and exciting interpretations of the theme of transformation in Ancient Literature.

FECHA/DATE/DATA: 22-23/06/2017

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: The University of Liverpool (Liverpool, England)


INFO: web - facebook - twitter -


Ponente/speaker/conferenziere: £25

No ponente/non-speaker/non conferenziere: £15

University of Liverpool Staff and Students: gratis/free/gratuito


Thursday 22nd June 2017

0845-0930: Registration & Welcome (ELEC-203)

0930-1130: Session I

Panel I: Transformation & Intertextuality (ELEC-203)

Nina Ogrowsky

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

The marriage between viper and moray eel in Achilles Tatius’ Leucippe and Clitophon -

A story of spatial representation and transformation

Benjamin Pullan

University of Exeter

'Praemia sunt pietatis ubi?': The gnat reads Aeneid VI.

Jared Hodgson

University of Manchester

'The Real (House) Wives of the Pharsalia: Episode 1 Cleopatra': An analysis of the portrayal of Cleopatra in Lucan's Pharsalia through elegiac allusion.

Marina Cavichiolo Grochocki

Federal University of Paraná, Brazil

The Dirae’s Transformation of Bucolic Poetry

Panel II: Transformation & Power (ELEC-205)

Ioannis Mitsios

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Cecrops: The Benefits of Diphyes and Mixanthropic Nature

Ludovico Pontiggia

University of Cambridge

Metamorphoses into anti-Caesarism: Ovid’s and Pompey’s Apotheoses

Alexandra Harmer

University College London

Themistocles in Persia: Historiographical Transformations

Angela Kinney

University of Vienna

Remodeling a Goddess? Fama, Fake News, and Populism in the Res Gestae of Ammianus Marcellinus

Panel III: Transformation & Transmission (ELEC-204)

Paula Tutty

University of Oslo

Into Egypt: The Transmission, Translation, and Reception of the Nag Hammadi Codices

Christelle Alvarez

University of Oxford

Carving Pyramid Texts into Pyramids: Textual Transformation and Adaptation to a New Context

Gianmarco Bianchini

University of Toronto

The Transformation of Ovid's Text in Carmina Latina Epigraphica

Antonio Iacoviello

Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro, Italy

The Transforming Use of an Oratorical Corpus: The Case of Dinarchus

1130-1200: Tea & Coffee Break

1200-1330: Session II

Panel I: Transformation & Reception (ELEC-205)

Phyllis Brighouse

University of Liverpool

The Transformative Impact on Ancient Literature of Arthur Mee's Conflation of Science and Religion in the Early 20th Century

Nina Franklin

University College London

From Bitter to Sweet and Back Again: The transformation of mono no aware in Longus' Daphnis and Chloe and Mishima's Shiosai

Panel II: Transformation & Women (ELEC-204)

Giulia Corsino

University of Pisa

Transforming the role of women in philosophy. Initiatory aspects of women in Plato

Clelia Petracca

University of Turin

Transforming sexuality: The Athenian Oschophoria

Flavia Amaral

University of São Paulo, Brazil

From a sober dead maiden to a drunk dead wife: An example of Transformations in Greek Epigram

Panel III: Transformation & Creatures (ELEC-203)

Katharine Mawford

University of Manchester

Changing Shapes: Proteus’ Animal Transformations in the Odyssey

Marina Mortoza

Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil

Beast to Beauty: a Small Commentary on Λάμια ἢ Σύβαρις by Antonino Liberalis

Julene Abad Del Vecchio

University of Manchester

“You are what you kill”: Feline Transformations in Statius’ Achilleid

1330-1430: Lunch

1430-1600: Session III

Panel I: Transformation, Religion, & the Divine (ELEC-205)

Thais Rocha

University of São Paulo, Brazil

Persephone and Hecate in the Homeric Hymn to Demeter: Redefining Their Timai

Alice van den Bosch

University of Copenhagen

Gender bending Greek gods & Christian Martyrs

Marta Antola

University of Pisa

Plato’s shapeshifter: god or γόης?

Panel II: Transformation & Exemplarity (ELEC-203)

Giulia Maltagliati

Royal Holloway (University of London)

Perfect exempla: Isocrates’ Transformation of the Mythological Past

Laura Chambers

University of Manchester

Gendered Usability: Transforming the Study of Roman Exempla?

Elaine Sanderson

University of Liverpool

Mors nulla querella digna sua est: Anonymity and Demonstratio in Lucan’s Bellum Civile

Panel III: Transformation & Genre (ELEC-204)

Eleanora Colangelo

Paris Diderot University

“Something which is lasting”, or how hymnodic διήγημα turned into the “hymnillion”

Sabrina Mancuso

University of Tubingen

“γενομένου πράγματος ἀπομνημόνευσις εἰς ὁμοίωσιν τοῦ νῦν ζητουμένου”: transformation of uses and functions of the mythical paradigm from Homer to Sophocles

Marianna Nardi

University of Pisa

Socrates πολιτειῶν ζωγράφος: the transformation of Kallipolis by Atlantis' fiction

1600-1630: Tea & Coffee Break

1630-1730: Keynote Address (ELEC-203)

Professor Philip Hardie

University of Cambridge

'Metamorphosis in Late Antique Poetry'

1730-1830: Wine Reception

This reception is generously sponsored by Liverpool University Press.

1900: Conference Dinner


Friday 23rd June 2017

0830-0900: Registration & Coffee (ELEC-203)

0900-1100: Session IV

Panel I: Transformation & Character (ELEC-203)

Maria Haley

University of Leeds

Tereus and the Tragicomic

Thodoris Andrianakis

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

From Tragedy to Epigram via Painting: Medea in Ecphrastic Epigrams PlA 135-143

Valasia Partaliou

University of Thrace, Greece

Transformation of Hercules in Senecas’ Hercules Furens: a conflict of his soul

Manolis Tsakiris

University of Edinburgh

Triphiodorus' Cassandra: The Transformation of a Literary Character

Panel II: Transformation & Drama (ELEC-204)

Vanessa Zetzmann

Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, Germany

The Transformation of Rhetorical Strategies in Greek Tragedy

Victoria Doherty-Bone

University of Liverpool

Mortal-Divine Antagonism in Tragedy, and its Relation to the anagnorisis in Sophocles’ Ajax

Antonia Schrader

University of Cambridge

Transforming the Tradition of Recognition on the Fifth-Century Athenian Stage

Vasileios Boutsis

University College London

Transforming Texts, Transforming Cities: Troification and the Unity of the Andromache

1100-1130: Tea & Coffee Break

1130-1330: Session V

Panel I: Transformation & Gender (ELEC-204)

Marina Galetaki

University of Bristol

Transforming gender or transcending it? Callisto’s many transformations in Apollodorus’ Bibliotheca 3.8.2

Christie Hall-Carr

University of Exeter

Transcending and Transforming Sex: The Powers of the Sumerian goddess Inanna/Ishtar

Alice Meacher

University of Exeter

Transforming Gender in Ovid’s Metamorphoses

Rosie Jackson

University of Manchester

A mother, a man, and a martyr: Gendered transformation in the Passio Perpetuae

Panel II: Transformation & Plato (ELEC-205)

Ni Yu

University of Edinburgh

Theory of Social Transformations across Platonic dialogues

Caitlin Prouatt

University of Reading

In Dialogue with Tradition: Plutarch's Use and Adaptation of a Literary Genre

Davide Massimo

Sapienza - Università di Roma

Time Changes Everything: a neglected distich ascribed to Plato (A.P. 9.51)

Lea Niccolai

University of Cambridge

Rethinking the Sovereign after Eusebius’ Life of Constantine: Julian the Emperor on the divinity of the Laws.

1330-1430: Lunch

1430-1600: Session VI

Panel I: Transformation & Self-Reflexivity

Helen Dalton

University of Manchester

Transforming arma uirumque: Syntactical, Morphological and Metrical Dis-membra-ment in Statius’ Thebaid

Elia Marucci

University of Pisa

Metamorphoses of Weaving From Lyric to Philosophy: A Dialogue Between Plato, the Lyricists, and Aristophanes

Hannah Burke-Tomlinson

King’s College London

Ovid’s Labyrinthine Ars: The Suppression of Cretan Sexual Furor in the Metamorphoses

Panel II: Transformation & Homer

Corneliu Clop

University of Bucharest

Divination as an Instrument of Change in Homer and Greek Tragedy: Anti-Corruption and Patterns of Resistance to Change

Rafael Semedo

University of São Paulo, Brazil

Transforming Fabula into Text: Truth and Lies in Odysseus’ Narrative of his Adventures in the Odyssey

Konstantina Toumanidou

University of Vienna

Intertextuality behind the transformation of a character: the case of Laodice in the Iliad

1600-1630: Tea & Coffee Break

1630-1800: Session VII

Panel I: Transformation & Translation (ELEC-204)

Jordan Poole

University of Liverpool

On Examinations By Which the Best Translations Are Recognized

Andria Michael

Royal Holloway, University of London

Translation as Linguistic and Sociopolitical Transformation: Intralingual Translation of Ancient Greek Drama on the Modern Greek Stage

Charlotte Sargent

University of Liverpool

The Expression and Social Context of the xnms Relationship in Middle and New Kingdom Ancient Egyptian Literary Texts

Panel II: Transformation & Knowledge (ELEC-205)

Marco Blumhofer

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Ancient Open Source-Texts? Transformations of Written Knowledge in Diogenes Laertius

(and related authors)

Maria Savva

University of Sorbonne, Paris

Διαφθορά : (In)visible Body Transformations in Ancient Greek Tragedy and Medicine

Andreas Streichhardt

University of Göttingen, Germany

Transforming Pagan Religious Content into General and Christian Education – Pagan Religious Cults and Concepts in Isidore ́s Etymologies

1800-1830: Closing Remarks & Announcement of 2018 Host Institution (ELEC-203)

categorías / tags / categorie

Fasti Congressuum is licensed under a Creative Commons Reconocimiento-NoComercial-CompartirIgual 4.0 Internacional License
© 2014 by Fasti Congressuum. Proudly created by M. Cristina de la Escosura