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"Classics and Robert Graves: a relationship in literature, translation and adaptation”

A series of thematic and interdisciplinary workshops in the School of Classics, University of St Andrews

Organised by Dr Alisdair Gibson

Greek Myth
Historiography & literature
Rome

19th Sept ~ 31st Oct ~ 21st Nov 2009

Speakers and Topics

19th September

Duncan Kennedy & Ellen O’Gorman University of Bristol ‘The debate of Livy and Pollio in I, Claudius Ch. 9’

Shaun Tougher, University of Cardiff ' The Historical Novelist: Count Belisarius and the legacy of Robert Graves'

Andrew Bennett, University of Bristol “Graves and the 'impossibility' of historical fiction”

Jonathan Perry, University of South Florida ‘Con beffarda irriverenza’: Graves’ Augustus in Mussolini’s Italy'

Sheila Murnaghan, University of Pennsylvania  ‘Homer's Daughter: Graves’ Vera Historia

Sonia Sabnis, Reed College (Portland, Oregon) ‘The Golden Ass and the Golden Warrior: Robert Graves, T. E. Lawrence, and Apuleius’

31st October

Venue: Room S11 (2nd floor), School of Classics, Swallowgate, Butts Wynd, St Andrews.

10.30 ~ Coffee/tea

11.00 welcome ~ Alisdair Gibson

11-12.00 ~ Sibylle Ihm, Georg-August-University Gottingen ‘Robert Graves’ “The Greek myths” and matriarchy’

12.-1.00 ~ Philip Burton, University of Birmingham “Essentially a moral problem': the Hows and Whys of Graves' Classical Translations”

1 – 2 ~ Lunch

2 -3.00 ~ Mick Morris, Open University ‘Broadcasting the Common Asphodel: Graves and the wireless medium’

3 -4.00 ~ John Burnside, University of St Andrews, 'Graves the poet and Classics'

4- 4.30 Coffee/tea

7.15pm drinks at The Central, Market Street

8.15pm Evening meal in the restaurant at The Byre Theatre, St Andrews

21st November

Venue: Room S11 (2nd floor), School of Classics, Swallowgate, Butts Wynd, St Andrews.

9.00 welcome ~ Alisdair Gibson

9.15-10.15 ~ Jon Coulston, University of St Andrews ‘Graves and the Late Antique: Count Belisarius and his world’

10.15-11.15 ~ Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones, University of Edinburgh ‘Livia and I,Claudius’

11.15-11.45 Coffee/tea

11.45-12.45 ~ Alisdair Gibson, University of St Andrews, “Inauguration and accession: the oratory of Lincoln and the cinematic Claudius”

12.45 – 2 Lunch

2 -3.00 ~ Tom Palaima, University of Texas, "Achilles in Vietnam, Robert Graves at Troy and Marathon, and the Honeyed Curse of Memories of War."

3 -4.00 ~ Richard Thomas, Harvard University, ‘Graves and Virgil’

4- 4.20 Coffee/tea

4..20 -5.20 ~ Robert Davis, University of Glasgow, ‘Virgilian and Gravesian concepts of poetry’

7.15pm drinks at The Central, Market Street

8.15pm Evening meal in the restaurant at The Byre Theatre, St Andrews

All three workshops organised by Dr Alisdair Gibson

 

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