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STAGE 2018: Power and the People in Undemocratic Regimes - 03-04/05/2018, Glasgow (Scotland)


FECHA/DATE/DATA: 03-04/05/2018

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: University of Glasgow (Glasgow, Scotland)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: S. Ellis; M. Jelic; M.O. Lindholmer; J. Mcdonald.




Thursday 3rd May

12:00-13:00 – Welcome registration and coffee

13:00-14:00 – Panel 1: Greek Drama

13:00-13:30 – Dystopic Utopias in Aristophanes’ Birds and Ecclesiazusae: Abuse of Power in (Un)democratic Regimes. Dimitrios Kanellakis, University of Oxford.

13:30-14:00 – The Representation of Medea as a Political Refugee in Euripides’ Medea. Ying-Tung Lin, University of Glasgow.

14:00-15:00 – Panel 2: Roman Politics

14:00-14:30 – What about the Homeland? Politics of Belonging in the Roman East. Y.H. Poot, University of Groningen.

14:30-15:00 – In Defence of the Res Publica? Political Violence and the Death of Democracies. Fabrizio Biglino, Royal Holloway, University of London.

15:00-15:30 – Coffee Break

15:30-16:30 – Panel 3: Italian Receptions

15:30-16:00 - When Rebels are in Charge: Territorial Administration and Partisan Justice in the ‘Free Territories’ of the Lanzo Valleys and the Alto Canavese. Emanuela Romeo, University of Strathclyde.

16:00-16:30 – The Spanish Inquisition in Sicily in the Works of Leonardo Sciascia. Sara Parisi, University of Stratchlyde.

16:30-17:00 – Panel 4: Critical Theory

16:30-17:00 – The Frankfurt School and its Relevance to Undemocratic Regimes. Jack Coopey, Durham University.

17:00-17:15 – Coffee Break

17:15-18:30 – Keynote Lecture – The Stereotype of Tyranny and the Tyranny of Stereotypes: Demosthenes on Philip II of Macedon. Prof. Edward Harris, DurhamUniversity.

20:00 – Conference Dinner

Friday 4th May

10:00-11:00 – Panel 1: Roman Theatre

10:00-10:30 – The Political Dimension of Senecan Tragedy. Andy Panoutsopoulos, University of Glasgow.

10:30-11:00 – When Power Becomes Female: Powerful Matrons in Plautus’ Palliata and in the Togata. Giuseppe Eugenio Rallo, University of St. Andrews.

11:00-11:30 – Coffee Break

11:30-13:00 - Panel 2: Greek Receptions

11:30-12:00 – Charisma and Tyranny: The Case of Peisistratos of Athens. Davide Morassi, University of Oxford.

12:00-12:30 – The Growth of the Athenian Demos in the Late Seventh and Sixth Centuries BCE. Eleni Krikona, University of Hamburg/University of Athens.

12:30-13:00 – Aristotle and the Power of the Cretan Damos. Timothy McConnell, University of Leeds.

13:00-14:00 – Lunch

14:00-14:30 – Panel 3: Power through Imagery

14:00-14:30 – Biopolitics and the Archive in the Photographs of Nelly. Marina Lambrakis, University of Oxford.

14:30-15:30 – Panel 4: Modern Reflections

14:30-15:00 – Governmentality and Counter-Conduct: Continuous Resistance amid Normalised Insecurity and Terror in Tunisia. Saerom Han, University of Aberdeen.

15:00-15:30 – The Egyptian Standoff: Between Revolution and Counterrevolution. Maria D’Aria, University of Edinburgh.

15:30-16:00 – Coffee Break

16:00-17:30 – Keynote Lecture – Chris Stephens MP, Glasgow South West.

17:30-18:00 – Thanks/Concluding Remarks

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