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Monday 1st July

Location: Bush House, South Wing, 4.04

Panel 1: Conflict Resolution from Homer to Clausewitz

Chair: Paula da Cunha Correa, Universidade de São Paulo

13.00 – 13.40 Theories of Conflict Resolution

Marina Miron, King’s College London (UK)

13.40 – 14.20 Mediation in Conflicts: The Speech of Nestor in Il. 1.254-284

Juan Jesús García Vélez, Universidad de Sevilla (Spain)

14.20 – 14.50 Coffee

14.50 – 15.30 Rewriting the End of the Odysseyfrom a Conflict Resolution Perspective

Rodrigo Verano, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain)

Panel 2: Peace in the Polis

Chair: Rodrigo Verano, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain)

15.30 – 16.10 Towards a Theory of Resilience in Plato’s Republic

S. Sara Monoson, Northwestern University (USA)

16.10 – 16.40 Coffee

16.40 – 17.20 ‘Concord’ and the ‘Public Good’: Resolving Civic Strife in Classical Athens

Alexandra Eckert, University of Oldenburg (Germany)

Panel 3: Drama and Conflict

Chair: Jacques Bromberg, University of Pittsburgh (USA)

17.20 – 18.00 The Progymnasmata in the Classroom: Conceptualizing Conflict Resolution through Fables

Marcos Martinho and Paula da Cunha Correa, Universidade de São Paulo (Brazil)

18.00 – 18.40 The Tyrant Within: Conflict and Regime Change in Senecan Tragedy

Jonathan Mannering, Loyola University Chicago (USA)

Tuesday 2nd July

Room: Edmond J Safra Lecture Theatre, King’s Building

Panel 4: Conflict Resolution in Ancient Rome

Chair: Martin Dinter, King’s College London (UK)

9.00 – 9.40 The Vestal Virgins and Conflict Resolution Across Genres: Livy and Valerius Maximus

Morgan Palmer, Tulane University/University of Nebraska-Lincoln (USA)

9.40 – 10.20 Popular Participation and Social Disorder in Ciceronian Philippics IV and VI

Gilson Charles dos Santos, Universidade de Brasília (Brazil)

10.20 – 10.50 Coffee

Panel 5: Latin Poetry and Interpersonal Conflict

Chair: Jonathan Mannering, Loyola University Chicago (USA)

10.50– 11.30 Plea and Mercy: Forgiveness as a Revelation of ἦθος

Andrea Lozano Vásquez, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá (Colombia)

12.10 – 12.50 Praise and Insult: Initiating and Resolving Interpersonal Conflict in Martial’s Epigrams

Astrid Khoo, King’s College London (UK)

12.50 – 14.20 Lunch

Panel 6: Rewriting Conflict Resolution

Chair: Kathryn Tempest, University of Roehampton (UK)

14.20 – 15.00 Roman Abuse in Terence's Comedies through Aelius Donatus' Commentaries

Gemma Bernadó Ferrer, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá (Colombia)

15.00 – 15.40 Dealing with Contested Narratives in Brazil through Neo-Latin Texts

Leni Ribeiro Leite, Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo (Brazil)

15.40 – 16.10 Coffee

Panel 7: Women and Conflict

Chair: Rebecca Langlands, University of Exeter (UK)

16.10 – 16.50 Guilty Women: Brazilian Sexist Laws and the Play Hecyraof Terence

Carlos Renato Rosário de Jesus, Universidade do Estado do Amazonas (Brazil)

16.50 – 17.30 A Plutarchean Narrative of Conflict Resolution: Structure and Examples in the Bravery of Women

Ronald Forero Álvarez, Universidad de La Sabana (Colombia)

17.30 – 18.10 Tacitus, Gender Violence and Misogyny as Political Expressions in Brazil and Colombia

Sarah Azevedo and Ginneth Gómez, Universidade de São Paulo (Brazil)

Wednesday 3rd July

Room:Edmond J Safra Lecture Theatre, King’s Building

Panel 8: Coping with Conflict through Literature

Chair: Andrea Lozano Vásquez, Universidad de los Andes (Colombia)

9.30 – 10.10 Prejudice and Pride: Resisting Fascism through Classical Literature

Charlene Miotti, Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora (Brazil)

10.10 – 10.50 Tropical Tragedy: Coming to Terms with Revenge and Hatred in Macondo

Claudia Montilla Vargas, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá (Colombia)

10.50 – 11.20 Coffee

Panel 9: Contemporary Conflict Resolution

Chair: David Whetham, King’s College London

11.20 – 12.00 The Rewriting of the Classical Fable in Luuanda, by Luandino Vieira: Imagining a Postcolonial Angolan Nation

Ana Filipa Patinha Prata, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá (Colombia)

12.00 – 12.40 The Resolution Will Not be Televised: Manufacturing Useful Enemies and Regime Crises from Parthia to Yemen

Nandini B. Pandey, University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA), and André Heller Perache, Médecins Sans Frontières‎ (France)

12.40 onwards Lunch

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