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 (email@example.com) and William Soergel (firstname.lastname@example.org) by March 31, 2021.