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Conferenze in 2 universita' UK: Exeter e St Andrews

E' tempo di conferenze, soprattutto all'estero. Per settembre sono state programmate ben 2 conferenze di alto livello in Gran Bretagna, Exeter e St.Andrews. I programmi dettagliati delle conferenze, inclusi i titoli delle singole relazioni, sono stati inclusi qui di seguito. Unica avvertenza: prendere attentamente nota delle date di scadenza di ciascuna conferenza. Ovviamente tutti gli incontri saranno in lingua inglese.

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1. IRONY AND THE IRONIC IN CLASSICAL LITERATURE

A conference at the University of Exeter

1-4 September 2009

Booking is now open for this exciting conference. For more details, including registration forms, costs and a full conference programme, visit http://huss.exeter.ac.uk/classics/conferences or contact either of the conference organizers, Dr Matthew Wright (M.Wright AT exeter.ac.uk) and Dr Karen Ní Mheallaigh (K.Ni-Mheallaigh AT exeter.ac.uk). The final date for booking is MONDAY 27 JULY.

Speakers and topics:

* Eran Almagor (Hebrew University of Jerusalem): ‘Irony and the Unreliable Narrator in Plutarch’s Lives’

* Sarah Bolmarcich (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities): ‘Didactic irony in Thucydides’

* James Brusuelas (University of California, Irvine): ‘An ironic continuum: ancient and modern ironic discourse in Lucian’s Nekyomanteia’

* David Engels (Université Libre de Bruxelles): ‘Irony and Plato’s Menexenus’

* Philip Etherington (King’s College, London): ‘Levels of understanding in Philostratus’ Imagines’

* Vivienne Gray (University of Auckland): ‘The ironical Xenophon’

* Joseph Howley (University of St Andrews): ‘Irony and miscellany: the table of contents of the Noctes Atticae’

* Domenico Lembo (Università "Federico II" di Napoli): ‘Between eironeia and irony’

* Marko Marinčič (University of Ljubljana): ‘Irony and Alexandrianism’

* Damien Nelis (Université de Genève): ‘Irony in Catullus 64’

* Karen Ní Mheallaigh (University of Exeter): ‘Irony and narrative.’

* Dennis Pausch (University of Giessen): ‘Instruction or entertainment? Livy narrates the reign of Romulus’

* Ian Ruffell (University of Glasgow): ‘Character, plot or stance? Irony in ancient comic theory and practice’

* Marios Skempis (University of Basel): ‘Ironic Demarcation: Declaring Lyric Identity in Bacchylides 17’

* Isabelle Torrance (Notre Dame University, Indiana): ‘Intertextual irony in Euripides: who got it?’

* Catherine Ware (National University of Ireland, Maynooth): ‘Claudian’s Praise of the Emperor Honorius’

* Michael Stuart Williams (National University of Ireland, Maynooth): ‘Empsonian Irony in Augustinian Africa’

* Matthew Wright (University of Exeter): ‘The birth of irony’

 

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2. SCIENTISTS AND PROFESSIONALS IN THE ANCIENT WORLD CONFERENCE

School of Classics, University of St Andrews

7-9 September 2009

Booking is now open for the ‘Scientists and Professionals in the Ancient World’
conference. Please visit the conference website:
http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/classics/science-and-empire/scipro.shtml

A booking form (bottom of the page) may be completed on-line, or printed out and
posted (together with payment) to Mrs Margaret Goudie
(classcon AT st-andrews.ac.uk).

Booking deadline: 29 August 2009
Venue: School of Classics, Swallowgate 11, Butts Wynd, St Andrews

Conference organisers: Dr Emma Gee (ergg AT st-andrews.ac.uk), Dr Jason Koenig
(jpk3 AT st-andrews.ac.uk), Dr Katerina Oikonomopoulou (ao40 AT st-andrews.ac.uk),
Professor Greg Woolf (gdw2 AT st-andrews.ac.uk)

The conference is part of the activities of the Leverhulme project ‘Science and
Empire in the Roman World’
(http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/classics/science-and-empire/)

The conference programme is available from the conference website:
http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/classics/science-and-empire/scipro.shtml