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Crossovers, Covid-19 and Corporeality: Life, Death and Rebirth in the...06/12-09/12/2020, (Online)


We would, therefore, like to reach out and invite you to an International Zoom Conference in which we will collaboratively explore new approaches to lecturing, teaching and academic writing, in particular those that cross boundaries. In this conference, we take as our focus the concepts of life, death and rebirth, both in classical sources and their receptions, but aim to examine these age-old ideas in light of the need for, and move towards, new and fresh approaches.

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ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Lisa Maurice ; Lily Glasner ; Ariadne Konstaninou ; Ayelet Peer



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Please note that all times are Israeli local time, which is GMT+2.

Sunday, December 6, 2020

10:30 ­– 11:00 Virtual gathering & greetings

Eliezer Schlossberg, Dean of

Humanities, Bar-Ilan University

Lily Glasner, Bar-Ilan University

11:00­ – 12:00 The Classics is Crossing over, Chair:

Ayelet Peer, Bar-Ilan University

Anastasia Bakogianni (Massey University, New Zealand)

Greek tragedy goes online: Classics as consolation in Modern Greece?

Giacomo Loi (Johns Hopkins University)

The unwilling hero after the catastrophe: Aeneas in the time of the

Holocaust and the Covid-19 pandemic

12:00 – 13:30 Heroes and Heroines , Chair: Ariadne

Konstantinou, Bar-Ilan University

Eleni Ntanou (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens)

Ovid’s Adonis as a hero of the modern world

Anca Meiroşu (Independent Researcher)

Rebirth and eternity

Ioannis Mitsios (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens)

Dying for ‘doing’: Mythical Athenian heroines in service of the city

13:30 – 14:30 Virtual lunch break

14:30 – 15:00 Musical segment Introduced by

Ariadne Konstantinou

Ensemble Mezzo (directed by Doret Florentin)

Baroque music on mythical life and death

15:00­ – 16:00 Life and Death in the Ancient World,

Chair: Lisa Maurice, Bar-Ilan University

Federica Boero (University of Genoa)

Seneca and his ghosts: The dead condemn the living

T. H. M. Gellar-Goad (Wake Forest University)

How to watch a plague: Philosophical and satiric perspectives in

Lucretius’ De Rerum Natura

16:15 ­– 17:30 Creative Writing Workshop

Amanda Potter (Open University, UK)

Crossing creative boundaries: Rewriting the Odyssey as female-centric

YA fiction in lockdown

Wednesday, December 9th, 2020

11:00 – 12:30 Innovation and Pedagogy, Chair: Michal

Ben Horin, Bar-Ilan University

Arlene Holmes-Henderson (Oxford University)

Crossing the boundary from research to curriculum policy: Classics

education and Covid-19

Gabriela Debita (University of Galaţi, Romania)

Through a labyrinth, brightly: Playing Le Guin’s Tenar in virtual

learning environments

Ronald Blankenborg (Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands)

Surfing the waves first: Virtual reality and algorithms in ancient Greek epic

12:30 – 13:30 Virtual lunch break

13:30 – 15:30 Escape Room Workshop: Escaping from Covid-19

Lily Glasner (Bar Ilan University/Kibbutzim College of Education)

Creating a classical escape room

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