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‘Classical Displacement(s)’: An interdisciplinary one-day conference on the displacement of marginal


We are delighted to announce a call for papers for the event ‘Classical Displacement(s)’: An interdisciplinary one-day conference on the displacement of marginalised identities through and within the Classics

Keynote Speaker: Katherine Fleming

FECHA /DATE/DATA : 23/11/2018

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Senate House (London, England)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Sam Agbamu ; Rioghnach Sachs ; Sam Thompson. King's College London.






09.30-10.00 – Registration & Welcome

10.00-11.25 - Panel 1: Gendered Displacements.

Peter Swallow, KCL - The Birds and the Bees: Dis-/Re-/Redis-placement(s) in Aristophanic Performance.

Kathryn Adams, University of Exeter - Elagabalus: The Worst of them All? Why Cultural Attitudes to Gender Caused 18th- and 19th-Century Historians to Brand a Roman Emperor the Worst Figure in all of History.

Oliver Baldwin, KCL - Queer Medea: Construction and Deconstruction of the Gendered Self in Luis Riaza’s Medea is a good boy.

11.25-11.45 – Refreshment Break.

11.45-13.35 – Panel 2: Who Owns Antiquity?

Matthew Mordue, University of Roehampton - The Appropriation of the Classics by the Alt-Right.

Claire Frampton, The Museums Association - Performance Of Classical Stories With Traditionall Marginalised Groups

Karl Goodwin, University of Kent - Ancient Culture and Modern Ethnicity: Regaining Voices through Narratology.

Fiona Hobden, University of Liverpool - Akala’s Hip-Hop Odyssey: The Politics of Race and the Classical Tradition on British Television.

13.35-15.00 – Lunch

15.00-15.05 – Afternoon Welcome.

15.05-16.30 – Panel 3: Displacing Ideologies: Classical Contestations

Virginia Ghelarducci, SAS - Slaves and Masters: Aristotle’s Politics in Valladolid (1550–1551).

Angelica Baker Ottaway, KCL - Identifying with Homer: Simone Weil’s Return to the Trojan War.

Adam Lecznar, UCL - Children of Antaeus: Classical Displacement in Léopold Sédar Senghor.

16.30-16.50 – Refreshment Break.

16.50-17.50 – Keynote Lecture: Katherine Fleming, QMUL (Title TBC)

17.50-18:00 – Closing Remarks.

18:00-18:45 – Wine reception (followed by an informal dinner).

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