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CALL. 05.07.2018: Something Old, Something New: The Reception of Classics in Modern and Contemporary


The strong influence of Classics in music of all periods and genres is increasingly becoming a topic of interest, especially with regard to Classical Music: we might remember some widely known examples of opera libretti, such as those of Gluck, Monteverdi, Mozart, Wagner, to mention but a few. However, given the variety of genres that permeate modern and contemporary music, it would be of great value to attempt a deeper investigation on the reception of Classical Antiquity in genres such as pop, hip-hop, R’ n ’B rock, and more.



LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Kapodistrian University of Athens (Athens, Greece)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Christos Diamantis (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens); Nickos Kaggelaris (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens); Georgia Mystrioti (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens); Eirini Pappa (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens).



Therefore, Prolepsis Association in cooperation with the School of Philosophy at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens are inviting postgraduate students and Phd candidates to send their proposals for a one-day conference which will be particularly focused (but not limited to):

I. The echoes of Classics in the lyrics, exclusively or in conjunction with music videos and/or cover artwork (myth, art, history).

II. The reception of Classics in local music, e.g. modern musical versions of Classical or Classical inspired poetry (any country is most welcome).

III. Ancient Greek or Latin words as part of modern and contemporary songs.

The main focus will be the music produced around the mid-1950s and onwards, but we will accept contributions that are focused on any music genre starting in the 20th and the 21st century. Please send two abstracts (one anonymous and one signed) of around 300 words – excluding bibliography - (in English, or Greek with an English translation) of an unpublished work to the e-mail address by the 5th of July 2018. Successful applicants will be notified shortly after.

All abstracts should follow the instructions below: 1. Font: Times New Roman 12pt 2. Lead: 1.5 3. Text alignment: fully justified 4. For the anonymous copy: Title (centered)

• In the signed one, the participants must include the following details: 1. Surname and first name 2. University 3. Stage of Study [master student or doctoral candidate] 4. Email

Selected papers will be considered for publication.

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