Bodily Functions: The Corpus and Corpora in Ancient Literature

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Bodily Functions: The Corpus and Corpora in Ancient Literature

The Annual Meeting of Postgraduates in Ancient Literature

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Date limite : 1er mai 2012

 

 

Ioannou Centre for Research in Classical and Byzantine Studies

University of Oxford
8th-9th September 2012

The AMPAL is a two day residential conference which brings together post-graduates from across the international classical community. The event offers a unique opportunity for graduates to present their work, to meet other researchers and academics from across the discipline and to engage in lively and stimulating discussion on a significant critical theme. In particular, the AMPAL offers an encouraging environment for post-graduates to present their first paper and for speakers and chairs to receive peer review. Previous conferences have also included the opportunity for publication.

Our keynote speaker for the event will be Prof. Matthew Leigh of St Anne's College, Oxford.

Proposals are invited for papers of 20 minutes on the theme of the corpus and corpora in ancient literature. Papers should discuss the body and its functions in the Greek and Latin languages, literature (including both poetry and prose, historiography, philosophy, oratory, etc.), and in the modern reception of classical texts.

Suggestions are set out below; however, other interpretations of the theme are very welcome:

medical literature
food, hunger and eating
the dichotomy between the body and the mind
textual representations of the human form
the role of bodily movements in the performance of drama and oratory
scatology
transformation and metamorphosis
physical appearance as characterisation
the grotesque
beauty and aesthetic ideals
absence and presence
the anthropomorphisation of places and landscapes
bodily language and imagery

Abstracts of no more than 300 words are to be submitted, by 1st May 2012, via email to: Cette adresse email est protégée contre les robots des spammeurs, vous devez activer Javascript pour la voir.

When submitting abstracts, please include your name, academic institution and level of study. Proposals for panels of up to three co-ordinated papers are very welcome.

Conference organisers:
Eleanor Reeve, Simone Finkmann, Helen Todd, Jane Burkowski & Lucy Van Essen-Fishman

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Venue: Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies, 66, St. Giles, Oxford. OX1 3LU

 

 

Source : Site de l'Ampal

 

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