27 April 2021: TiCI-CFC Classical Receptions Virtual Symposium

Call for Presentations
Classical Receptions Virtual Symposium
Tuesday 27 April 2021 at Noon
University of Michigan

We are pleased to announce a Classical Receptions Symposium to be held virtually on 27 April 2021, co-sponsored by Topics in Classical Intersectionalities (TiCI), a Rackham Interdisciplinary Workshop on intersectionalities in research and knowledge, pedagogy, and reception of Greco-Roman classics, and Contexts for Classics (CfC), an interdepartmental faculty consortium at U-M, dedicated to interdisciplinary exploration of classical traditions.

In this symposium, we aim to foster an interdisciplinary conversation that interrogates and moves beyond narrow canons and definitions of the Greco-Roman classics and the “classical tradition.” 

We invite graduate students and faculty at the University of Michigan to submit proposals for presentations from across disciplines that deal with a wide range of languages, historical periods, geographic locations, and definitions of the “classical.”  

Presentations should be 10-15 minutes in length, and may take a variety of formats, including: a brief academic paper, a digital presentation, a structured interactive discussion, a creative reading, a description of a classical reception course, etc. 

Topics can include but are not limited to:

  • (Re)definitions of the “classics,” now and historically  
  • Classical receptions that reflect contemporary socio-political discussions 
  • “Radical” receptions of the classics 
  • Classics and activism 
  • Ethical concerns in knowledge production, pedagogy, and 
  • Innovations in pedagogy for the classics 
  • Institutional and/or personal histories of classics / classical reception research and pedagogy 
  • Creative reimaginings of classical literature and material culture (including translations) 

Please submit abstracts of no more than 150 words (including a title and brief description of the presentation topic and its expected format) to Amanda Kubic (akubic@umich.edu) and William Soergel (wsoergel@umich.edu) by March 31, 2021.