CALL. 15.10.2020: Homer in Sicily 2021- Syracuse (Greece)
Homeric Thrinacia – our Sicily – is the legendary home of the Cattle of the Sun, the Cyclops, the Laestrygonians, Aeolus, and close neighbor of Skylla and Charybdis. Samuel Butler, in the nineteenth century, memorably theorized that the Odyssey’s author was a young Sicilian woman, glimpsed in the figure of Nausicaa. Otherwise, surprisingly few scholars have explored Sicily’s association with the Homeric epics, the Odyssey in particular. The goal of this conference is to bring scholars from a variety of disciplines to Siracusa to discuss Homer’s epic vision and to visit the archaeological traces of the mythic places and beings of the Odyssey.
FECHA LÍMITE/DEADLINE/SCADENZA: 15/10/2020
FECHA CONGRESO/CONGRESS DATE/DATA CONGRESSO: 12-13-14-15/01/2021
LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Exedra Mediterranean Center, Syracuse, Sicily, (Syracuse, Greece)
ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Heather L. Reid
Homer in Sicily: An Academic Conference and Tour of Ancient Sites
Exedra Mediterranean Center, Syracuse, Sicily, 12-15 January 2021
With a post-conference tour of Greek Sicily, 16-18 January
The official languages of the conference are English and Italian. Proposals for presentations related to any aspect of Homer in Sicily are welcome. Abstracts for papers should be 150-300 words in length and prepared for blind review in .docx or .rtf.
Selected proceedings will be published by Parnassos Press in a volume entitled Homer in Sicily, edited by Heather Reid and Seemee Ali and available through JSTOR and amazon.com
Please send abstracts and direct questions to Heather L. Reid at email@example.com Abstracts received by July 15, 2020 will be considered for early acceptance. Final deadline for abstracts is October 15, 2020.