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Myth and Rhetoric: Novel Approaches to Greek Tragedy - 01-02/03/2019, Würzburg (Germany)


The purpose of our conference is to gather international scholars, especially at postgraduate and early career levels, focusing on Greek Tragic poetry. We hope to provide a productive and stimulating environment for both speakers and attendees to gain feedback on their work and to develop their research networks by meeting like-minded individuals. As both our keynote speakers have shaped new approaches to Greek Tragedy in their own projects, we are looking forward to engaged and instructive discussions in an open forum.

FECHA/DATE/DATA: 01-02/03/2019

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg (Germany)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Sabrina Mancuso (University of Tübingen); Vanessa Zetzmann (University of Würzburg)




Keynote Speakers: Prof. Dr. Gunther Martin (Zürich), Prof. Dr. Andrea Rodighiero (Verona)

Friday, 1 March 2019

from 13:00 Arrival and Registration

14:00-15:00 Opening Lecture Gunther Martin, Zürich: Admet als Rhetoriker und Pragmatiker

15:00-16:30 Henrik Vollbracht, Marburg: Sympathielenkung als rhetorische Strategie in Aeschylus’ Agamemnon Saskia Schomber, Gießen: Die Rhetorik der Körper. Ein Vergleich der Wagenszenen in Aischylos’ Agamemnon und Euripides’ Elektra

16:30-17:00 Coffee Break

17:00-18:30 Ronald Blankenborg, Nijmegen: Acting through words: Euripides’ Medea as seductress Vanessa Zetzmann, Würzburg: Der Medea-Mythos im Agon

19:00-20:00 Evening Lecture Andrea Rodighiero, Verona: TBA

20:00-22:00 Conference Dinner: Franconian Wine Tasting (in cooperation with Weingut Reiss, Würzburg)

Saturday, 2 March 2019


Alexandre Johnston, Pisa: Twisted Words in Sophocles

Severin Hof, Zürich: Mythenverwendung in Sophokles’ Aias

10:30-11:00 Coffee Break

11:00-12:30 Martina Delucchi, Bristol: Drama, art and rhetoric: The Telephus Myth Camille Semenzato, Zürich: Wörter zusammenstellen – Mythen herstellen

12:30-14:00 Lunch Break

14:00-15:30 Marco Catrambone, Pisa: Politeness, Rhetoric and Myth in the Agon of Sophocles’ Electra Martin Bauer, Innsbruck: Dynamics of Myth and Space in the ‘Electra tragedies’ of Aeschylus and Euripides


Coffee Break

16:00-17:30 Francesco Moles, Bari: Le rheseis di Andromaca ed Elena nelle Troiane: retorica, intertestualità e intratestualità Sabrina Mancuso, Tübingen: Euripides’ selective amnesia in mythical paradigms


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