Programme


Wednesday 22 May 2024 (Day 1)


10:45 | Registration

11:15 | Welcome


11:30-13:00 | Complexity 

Max van Duijn (Leiden) - The cognitive and aesthetic rewards of poetic complexity

Nick Lowe (Royal Holloway) - Choral lyric and the invention of poetic complexity

 

Lunch

 

14:00-15:30 | Neologisms

Evert van Emde Boas (Aarhus) - Boastful-bundle-babbling Aeschylus: compound coinages in the parodos

Greta Zella (Groningen) - Understanding Aeschylean neologisms

 

Coffee

 

16:00-17:30 | Religion

Luuk Huitink (Amsterdam) - Prayer and presence

Andrej and Ivana Petrovic (Virginia) - Gods and ritual language


Thursday 23 May 2024 (Day 2)


09:00-10:30 | Ambiguity

Xavier Buxton (Warwick) - Not making sense: ambiguity and affect in the Agamemnon

Petra Hendriks (Groningen) - Interpreting ambiguity in Aeschylus’ Agamemnon

 

Coffee

 

11:00-12:30 | Intertextuality and intervisuality

Emily Clifford (Oxford) - The face that launched a thousand ships? Intervisuality in Agamemnon 218-46

Katharine Earnshaw (Exeter) - Hesiod, Lucretius, agriculture and the weather in the Agamemnon

 

Lunch

 

13:30-15:00 | Performance

Helen Eastman (theatre director) and André Lardinois (Nijmegen) - Experiencing the chorus in the prologue of Aeschylus' Agamemnon in performance

 

Coffee

 

15:30-17:00 | Sound, meaning and enjoyment

TBA

Arjan Nijk (Amsterdam) - Rhythm and melody

 

17:00-17:30 | Close



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