Conference: "Classics and/in Performance"

Location: University of Notre Dame

Greek and Roman mythology, ideas, and literature pervade Western culture and are inextricably tied to the intellectual history of our music, dance, theater, film, and all other performance genres. “Classics and/in Performance” will bring together both the Notre Dame intellectual community and graduate students from across the country to explore, via panels of graduate student speakers, specific issues of classical reception in the context of performance genres. Additionally, the conference aims to foster discussion about large-scale theoretical questions about the nature of reception and the ways in which we study it.

Aiding these discussions will be a Guest Lecture by Professor Emeritus Mary-Kay Gamel (University of California – Irvine) on the subject of the musicality of ancient Greek drama and its modern production, and a Keynote Lecture by Professor Sarah Nooter (University of Chicago) on the subject of two African adaptations of Aeschylus’ Oresteia and more generally what kinds of questions adaptations of ancient material raise. The conference will also include remarks from Professor Isabelle Torrance (University of Notre Dame).


Sponsored by the Graduate Student Conference Grant from the Nanovic Institute for European Studies.

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