Thursday, September 1, 2011
Second Call for Papers: First Annual Meeting of Postgraduates in Reception of the Ancient World (AMPRAW) Conference, 15-16 December 2011
Second Call for Papers: First Annual Meeting of Postgraduates in Reception of the Ancient World (AMPRAW) Conference, 15-16 December 2011 Senate House Malet Place London WC1E 7HU We are now accepting abstracts for the first Annual Meeting of Postgraduates in Reception of the Ancient World, a two-day postgraduate conference which will take place on the 15th and 16th of December 2011. AMPRAW aims to establish an international postgraduate community for those researching the reception of the ancient world, focused around an annual conference dedicated to the discussion of the evolving nature of reception studies and their place within the study of the Ancient World. Reception of the ancient world is concerned with the way it has been interpreted, used, constructed and perceived, both within antiquity itself and since, by various cultures. It includes not only a wide range of different media and modes of reception but also how these different modes and media intersect and impact one another. We welcome submissions on all topics concerning the reception of the ancient world, including 'work-in-progress' papers as well as presentations of completed research. Papers might discuss the reception of the ancient world in art, literature, visual and material culture, theatre, film and popular culture, museology, politics and the discipline of Classics. Possible focuses might include (but are not limited to) the nature and direction of reception studies, reader response, deconstruction, postcolonialism, gender studies, transmission, translation or on specific theorists. Postgraduate students from the UK and abroad are invited to participate in the conference, and to submit proposals for papers 20-30 minutes in length. Please send a title and an abstract of 300-500 words to
AMPRAW2011@gmail.com with 'Abstract' as the subject by 15 SEPTEMBER 2011. Please include your name, level of study and academic institution. We welcome postgraduates from departments outside of Classics who work on reception topics.
To register for attendance, e-mail AMPRAW2011@gmail.com with 'Registration' in the subject and your name, level of study and academic institution in the body. Registration for this event is free.