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Linguistic representations of identity. In rhetoric ancient and modern - 12-13-14/06/2017, Kraków (Poland)




FECHA/DATE/DATA: 12-13-14/06/2017


LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Collegium Maius, Sala im. M. Bobrzynskiego, Jagellonian University (Krakow, Poland)





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Monday, 12 June

8:45 – 9:15am: Registration and tea/coffee
9:15 – 9:30am: Welcome address

Session I (9:30 – 11:00am)
Popular Identities and Democracy
Chair: Peter Agocs
Edward Harris (Durham & Edinburgh), ‘The stereotype of tyranny and the tyranny of stereotypes: Demosthenes on Philip II of Macedon’
Sarah Bremner (Birmingham), ‘From Athenian democracy to post-Brexit ochlocracy: identity and the rhetoric of anti-rhetoric from Demosthenes to Trump’
Agnieszka Kampka (SGGW Warsaw), ‘Memory and action: elements of national and civic identity in contemporary Poland’

11:00 – 11:30am: Coffee break
Session II (11:30am – 1:00pm)
Social Identities in the Greek World
Chair: Brenda Griffith-Williams
Janek Kucharski (US Katowice), ‘Punishments and identities in classical Athens’
Eleni Volonaki (Peloponnese), ‘Religious identity in Athenian forensic oratory’
Alessandro Vatri (Oxford), ‘The readerly “us”: ancient Greek criticism and the creation of textual communities’

1:00 – 2:00pm: Lunch break

Session III (2:00 – 3:30pm)
Cognitive Approaches to Rhetoric and Identity
Chair: Alessandro Vatri
Dimos Spatharas (Crete), ‘Emotions, out-groups, and social identities in Athenian forensic oratory’
Evert van Emde Boas (Oxford), ‘Mind style, identity, and ethopoeia in Lysias’
Jennifer Devereaux (Southern California & Edinburgh), ‘Intercorporeal identities and collective action in the ancient world’

3:30 – 4:00pm: Coffee break

Session IV (4:00pm – 5:30pm)
Material Remnants of Identities
Chair: Edward Harris
S. Douglas Olson (Minnesota & Helsinki), ‘Dressing like the Great King: cross-cultural perspectives on Persian fashion in classical Athens’
Peter Liddel (Manchester), ‘The rhetoric of polis-identity: the example of Hellenistic Erythrai’
Andrzej Wypustek (Wrocław), ‘Creating identity in Greek and Roman magic’
5:30 – 6:00pm: General discussion: Linguistic Representations of Identity in Rhetoric Ancient and Modern


Tuesday, 13 June

9:00 – 9:30am: Tea/coffee

Session V (9:30 – 11:00am)
The Rhetoric of Oppositions
Chair: Jakub Filonik
Lene Rubinstein (RHUL London), ‘The vocabulary of cruelty, brutality, and savagery in Attic oratory’
Joanna Janik (UJ Kraków), ‘ἐγώ, ἡμεῖϛ, ὑμεῖϛ: constructing a speaker’s identity in relation to his audience in
the political speeches of Demosthenes and political writings of Isocrates’
Brenda Griffith-Williams (UCL London), ‘“Everybody knows”: knowledge and identity in political and
forensic discourse’

11:00 – 11:30am: Coffee break


Session VI (11:30am – 1:00pm)
Dual Identities and Double Speech
Chair: Lene Rubinstein
Dorota Dutsch (UCSB California), ‘Ut uos in uostris uoltis mercimoniis: gods, slaves, and identity politics in a Plautine Prologue’
Christine Plastow (UCL London), ‘The language of place and ideology in Athenian homicide jury identity’
Rosie Harman (UCL London), ‘Ideological rhetoric in Xenophon’

1:00 – 2:00pm: Lunch break

Session VII (2:00 – 3:00pm)
Metaphor in Athenian Politics
Chair: Peter Liddel
Lucia Cecchet (Mainz), ‘Public metaphors of begging and warnings against the risk of identity confusion in early
fourth-century Athens’
Jakub Filonik (UJ Kraków), ‘Dikast, sailor, soldier, spy: metaphorical appeals to civic identity in Athenian oratory’

3:00 – 3:30pm: Coffee break

Session VIII (3:30 – 5:00pm)
Roman Senatorial Elites
Chair: Dorota Dutsch
Brian Krostenko (Notre Dame), ‘Pandering for the greater good: Senate, people, and politics in Cicero’s de lege
agraria I and II’
Roman Frolov (Yaroslavl), ‘Not among magistrates anymore? The rhetoric of political actors’ identity in the historiography of Republican Rome (the case of decemviri legibus scribundis)’
Elizabeth McKnight (UCL London), ‘Pliny's conception of the identity of the Roman senatorial class’

5:00 – 5:30pm: General discussion: Linguistic Representations of Identity in Rhetoric Ancient and Modern

Wednesday, 14 June

9:00 – 9:30am: Tea/coffee

Session IX (9:30 – 10:30am)
The Theory of Rhetoric and its Application
Chair: Janek Kucharski
Jakub Lichański (UW Warsaw), ‘Identification in ancient and modern rhetoric: a case study of selected examples’
Anna Bendrat (UMCS Lublin), ‘“The Revolution will be Blogged”: female voices on multiracial identity’

10:30am – 11:00pm: Coffee break

Session X (11:00am – 12:30pm)
The Beginnings and After-Life of Identities
Chair: Joanna Janik
Peter Agocs (UCL London), ‘Pindare le Dorien revisited: myth, politics and cultural identity in the epinicians’
Sławomir Sprawski (UJ Kraków), ‘Rhetoric in the service of the King. Speusippos, Antipatros of Magnesia and
the shaping of Macedonian genealogical traditions’
Aleksandra Klęczar (UJ Kraków), ‘Alexander, Athenians and Demosthenes: creating unity in Pseudo- Callisthenes’ Alexander Romance’

12:30 – 1:15pm: General discussion and closing remark


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