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CALL.31.01.2018: [PANEL 6] Literary and cultural interactions in the ancient Greek novels (Panel at


The ancient novels are mosaics of connections. Far from being self-contained, they are understood better and shine brighter when seen in a network of exchanges. This panel aims to contribute to the ongoing discussion on the ‘interactions’ that made the novels. The interpretation of this word is left intentionally open in order to gather ideas on what informed the novels as well as on what they, in turn, informed. In addition to this, we see this enquiry as one encompassing both the literary and, more widely, the cultural. With regards to the former, some papers will address the complexities of the dialogues between novels as well as with past and contemporary literature, especially via intertextuality (Hilton, Bird, Jackson, Repath, D’Alconzo). At the same time, others will look outside the books and explore how the novels relate to the times, places, and cultures in which they were written (Norton-Curry, Jolowicz). It is our aim to show that a combination of these approaches best reflects the multifaceted nature of the composition and ancient reception of the novels. With a number of speakers spanning the whole genre, this panel will consolidate the fruitful presence of KYKNOS at the Celtic Conference in Classics.



LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: University of St. Andrews (St. Andrews, Scotland)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Jo Norton-Curry (PhD candidate, University of St. Andrews) ; Dr. Nick D’Alconzo (University of Exeter)



We invite abstracts for a 3-day panel on ‘Literary and cultural interactions in the ancient Greek novels’. A full panel proposal can be found below. Papers can be either 20 minutes in length (with 10 minutes for questions) or 40 minutes in length (with 20 minutes for questions). Please specify the proposed length of your paper on your abstract. Abstracts should be sent via email to Jo Norton-Curry at by 31st January 2018. You will be notified as to whether your paper has been accepted by Monday 12th February 2018. General queries can be directed to either Jo at the above email address or to Nick at .

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