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CALL. 01.06.2018: Workshop Art and Rhetoric in Roman Literature - Rome (Italy)




LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Norwegian Institute in Rome (Roma, Italy)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Monika Asztalos ; Han Lamers ; Mathilde Skoie

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The Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Arts and Ideas at Oslo University invites applications for a 3-day workshop on Art and Rhetoric in Roman Literature at the Norwegian Institute in Rome. Both PhD-students (who can earn 5 ECTS credit points by active participation) and early career postdoctoral scholars (newly appointed postdoctoral fellows and PhDs preparing a postdoctoral fellowship) are invited to apply.

The workshop explores interconnections between visual culture and/or rhetoric in Roman literature (broadly defined: we also welcome papers on Neo-Latin topics). Possible topics include the many ways in which literature has shaped our memory of (sometimes now lost) artefacts, artworks, and architecturally crafted spaces; the semantics of monuments and architectural ornament; the interrelation between rhetoric, architecture, and imperial propaganda. We welcome all perspectives: philological, historical, theoretical.

The format benefits PhD-students and early career postdoctoral fellows by allowing generous time for presentations and discussions and one-to-one discussions with senior participants. Confirmed senior participants: Dr. Alexander Kirichenko (Humboldt-Universität Berlin), Dr. Bettina Reitz-Joosse (University of Groningen), Professor Siri Sande (Norwegian Institute at Roma), Professor Diana Spencer (University of Birmingham), and Professor Tara Welch (University of Kansas).

The structure is as follows: Prior to the course abstracts and papers by PhD-students and postdoctoral fellows (c. 20 pages) will be sent to all participants. Each PhD-student will be asked to comment on another student’s paper. There will also be time for a plenary discussion after each paper. In addition all PhD-students and postdoctoral fellows will have a one-to-one discussion with a senior participant with expertise relevant to the topic of their choice. We are planning for a joint publication of papers either in the Acta series of the Norwegian Institute in Rome or in the journal Symbolae Osloenses; in either case all papers submitted will be refereed.

Outline of the agenda

September 30: Day of arrival Program for each of the three following days (October 1-3): Lecture by senior participant including 15 minutes of discussion (09:00-10:00) PhD- or postdoc-presentation including 30-45 minutes of discussion (10:00-11:30) Coffee break (11:30-12:00) Lecture by senior participant including 15 minutes of discussion (12:00-13:00) Lunch (13:00-14:30) PhD- or postdoc-presentation including 30-45 minutes of discussion (14:30-16:00) General/plenary discussion (16:00-16:30) Coffee break/refreshments (16:30-17:00) Individual one-to-one discussions (17:00-18:30) Dinner October 4 (optional) Half-day Excursion in Rome

How to apply Please send applications consisting of (1) an academic CV, (2) a cover letter explaining your motivation, and (3) a concise proposal (max. 500 words) explaining how your topic relates to the course’s general subject to any of the organizers before 1 June 2018.

Please feel free to contact any of the organizers if you have any questions.

The workshop is free of charge. Lunch, dinner for the three days, and the excursion are included. Hotel and travel are not included. However, we do have some funds for PhD-students unable to receive funding from their institution. Please make clear in your application whether you want to be considered for this.

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