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Sex and the ancient city: Aspects of sexual intercourse in Greco-Roman antiquity. International conference in honour of Professor Chris Carey, University College London - 11-12-13/06/2019, Nicosia (Cyprus)

14.09.2018

 

 

 

FECHA/ DATE/DATA: 11-12-13/06/2019

 

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: University of Cyprus (Nicosia, Cyprus)

 

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Andreas Serafim (University of Cyprus) ; George Kazantzidis (University of Patras) ; Kyriakos Demetriou (University of Cyprus)

 

INFO: serafim.andreas@ucy.ac.cy  gkazantzidis@upatras.gr

 

INSCRIPCIÓN/REGISTRATION/REGISTRAZIONE: Gratis/free/gratuito  Aquí/here/qui

 

PROGRAMA/PROGRAM/PROGRAMMA:   Aquí/here/qui

 

Tuesday, 11 June 2019

10:00-11:30     Registration

11:30-11:40     Antonis Ellinas, Head of the Department of Social and Political Sciences, University of Cyprus

11:40-11:50     Zelia Gregoriou, Coordinator of Postgraduate Programme in Gender Studies, University of Cyprus

11:50-12:00     Introduction by the organizers: Andreas Serafim, Postdoctoral Fellow in Classics, Department of Classics and Philosophy, University of Cyprus



12:00-14:00     Panel 1 – Aspects of homoeroticism

                        Chair: Chris Carey (London)

1.       Konstantinos Kapparis (Florida): “Dover, tops, bottoms, and the continuum of Greek sexuality”

2.       Thomas K. Hubbard (Texas): “Group sex, exhibitionism/voyeurism and male homosociality”

3.       Andreas Serafim (Cyprus): “A psychosomatic vignette of kinaidos in Greek literature”

4.       Andreas Fountoulakis (Crete): “Silencing female intimacies: Sexuality, silence and cultural formation in Lucian, Dial. Meretr. 5”



14:00-15:00     Lunch



15:00-17:30     Panel 2 – Sex and Medicine

                        Chair: Stephanos Efthymiadis (Cyprus)

1.       Lesley Dean-Jones (Texas): “Citing and siting pleasure: seeking and dismissing women’s testimony in HA X”

2.       Julie Laskaris (Richmond): “Sex and the cool head”

3.       Chiara Thumiger (Warwick): “‘Shameful parts’. A late-antique passage on clitoridectomy and the question of female sexual pleasure in ancient medicine”

4.       George Kazantzidis (Patras): “τὴν συνουσίαν εἶναι μικρὰν ἐπιληψίαν: Macrobius and Foucault on sex and epilepsy”

5.       Catalina Popescu (Oklahoma): “The womb inside the male member – A Lucianic twist”



17:30-18:00     Coffee/Tea Break



18:00-20:30     Panel 3 – Constructing sexualities: male, female and the asexual

                        Chair: Edward M. Harris (Durham/Edinburgh)

1.       Ioannis Konstantakos (Athens): “The maiden that knew nothing about sex: A scabrous theme in novella and comedy”

2.       Vassilios Vertoudakis (Athens): “Sex with boys or with women? Erotic dilemmas and sexual preferences in the Greek Anthology”

3.       Stephanos Efthymiadis (Cyprus) & Charis Messis (Athens): “From Plato’s to Methodios’ Symposium and to the Passio Nerei et Achillei (BHG 1317): ‘female’ readings of male sexuality”

4.       Sabira Hajdarević (Croatia): “Sexuality and sexual practices in Greek fictional epistolography”

5.       Rosalia Hatzilambrou (Athens): “Asexuality in the Greek papyrus letters”



21:00               Dinner at a local restaurant



Wednesday, 12 June 2019

09:00-10:00     Keynote speech

Chair: Martin Hinterberger (Cyprus)

                        Mike Edwards (London): “Carey on Sex”



10:00-10:30     Coffee/Tea Break



10:30-12:30     Panel 4 – The use and abuse of sex objects

                        Chair: Thomas K. Hubbard (Texas)

1.       Emma Stafford (Leeds): “Olive oil, dildoes and slippers: Greek sex toys reassessed”

2.       Regina Höschele (Toronto): “Statues as sex objects”

3.       Charilaos Michalopoulos (Thrace): “Having sex with statues: agalmatophilia in Latin literature”

4.       Chrysanthi Demetriou (Cyprus): “Sex in ancient texts and medieval monasteries: The case of Hrotswitha’s Dulcitius”



12:30-13:00     Coffee/Tea Break



13:00-14:30     Panel 5 – Sex, violence and sadism

                        Chair: Mike Edwards (London)

1.       Allison Glazebrook (Brock University): “An Olynthian woman in crisis: Slavery, violence, and sex at the symposium”

2.       Edward M. Harris (Durham/Edinburgh): “Sexual violence in Athenian law and in Greek literature”

3.       Krešimir Vuković (Zagreb, Croatia): “Sex and the Lupercalia: ‘sadistic beating’ or ‘playful pecks’”?



14:30-15:30     Lunch



15:30-17:00     Panel 6 – Masturbation, penetration and bestiality

                        Chair: Konstantinos Kapparis (Florida)

1.       Jeremy McInerney (Pennsylvania): “Hephaistos among the Satyrs”

2.       Maria Xanthou (Harvard CHS/Bristol): “Archilochus’ P. Colon. 7511 (fr. 196a W.): The violation of sexual norms, premature ejaculation outside the female body, and the #metoo movement”

3.       Jose Malheiro Magalhaes (London): “Human-animal sex in ancient Greece”



17:00-18:00     Panel 7 – Sex and disgust

                        Chair: Emma Stafford (Leeds)

1.       Dimos Spatharas (Crete): “The ‘wisdom’ of repulsion: ‘filth’ and sex in classical Athens”

2.       Gabriel Evangelou (Cyprus): “Sex and disgust in Martial’s Epigrams”



18:00-18:30     Coffee/Tea Break



18:30-20:00     Panel 8 – The politics of sex

                        Chair: Ioannis Konstantakos (Athens)

1.       Eleni Volonaki (Peloponnese): “Sex, a topos of political loidoria in Athenian forensic oratory”

2.       Marcel Lysgaard Lech (Denmark): “Sexual imagery and forced feminization in Aristophanes’ Knights”

3.       Dimitrios Kanellakis (Oxford): “(Con)Figuring sex and politics”



21:00               Dinner at a local restaurant



Thursday, 13 June 2019

09:00-10:00     Keynote speech

                        Chair: Antonis Petrides (Cyprus)

                        Chris Carey (London): “Thinking with sex: power, control and self-assertion”



10:00-10:30     Coffee/Tea Break



10:30-12:30     Panel 9 – The body in the dark: Sexual ambivalence and allusive sexuality

                        Chair: Ariadne Konstantinou (Israel)

1.       Chrysanthos Chrysanthou (Heidelberg): “‘Do not call me Lord, for I am a Lady’ (Cass. Dio 80[79]16.5)”

2.       Vasileios Liotsakis (Heidelberg): “Hermaphrodites and sexual intercourse in Hellenistic and Imperial literature”

3.       Spyridon Tzounakas (Cyprus): “Sexual language and literary criticism in Persius’ First Satire: The case of some double entendres”

4.       Barbara Gold (Hamilton College): “Were female martyrs transgender?”



12:30-13:30     Lunch



13:30-15:00     Panel 10 – Sexuality, visuality and topos

                        Chair: Aliki Sarra (Thessaloniki)

1.       Nicolas Siron (Paris): “Eyes wide shut. Witnesses of an orgy: participants or spectators?”

2.       Bartłomiej Bednarek (Warsaw): “The iconography of soft pornography: allusions to erotic foreplay in Greek vase painting”

3.       Afroditi Athanasopoulou (Cyprus): “The locus amoenus as an erotic landscape. Some observations on the development of the topos in the learned and vernacular literature in Greek: From Achilles Tatius to Voskopula”



15:00-15:30     Coffee/Tea Break



15:30-18:00     Panel 11 – Queering Antiquity, Troubling its Pedagogical Appropriations

                        Chair: Maria Ypsilanti (Cyprus)

1.       Zelia Gregoriou (Cyprus): “Outside Diotima’s educational matrix: Silenic remains in Plato’s Symposium”

2.       Antonini Smyrilli (Cyprus): “Queering Helene: Re-reading Euripides’ educational appropriation”

3.       Christina Zacharia (Cyprus): “Male homosocial triangles in the Iliad”

4.       Rania Iakovou (Cyprus): “Besieging effeminacy or gender trouble? Reading Bacchae”

5.       Ekaterini Symeou (Cyprus): “Mourning in Judith Butler and Pericles’ Funeral Oration: reverse itineraries”



18:00-18:15     Conclusions by the organizers: George Kazantzidis, Assistant Professor of Latin Literature, University of Patras



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