Past event

Affect, Intensity, Antiquity A School of Classics Conference

This three-day conference is organised by Adrian Gramps and Chiara Graf of the School of Classics at St Andrews.

Friday 20 August
Opening Remarks 16:30 BST

Bodies and Becoming 16:35 to 18:45 BST
Alex Purves (UCLA)
‘Body : Simile'

Ben Radcliffe (Loyola Marymount)
‘The Homeric Grimace, or the Conflicted Faces of Narrative'

Irene Han (NYU-Gallatin)
‘In the Realm of the Senses: the Metaphysical Feminine in Plato's Republic'

Break 18:45 to 19:30 BST

Anger and the Democratic Subject 19:30 to 21:00 BST
Ted Parker (University of Toronto)
‘Meidias' Slap: Aristocratic Affect in Democratic Oratory'

Jon Hesk (St Andrews)
‘Ponēra orgē: the problem of ‘anger' in Aristophanic Comedy'

Saturday 21 August

Affect, Labor and Enslavement 16:30 to 18:00 BST
Sophia Taborski (Cornell University)
‘Archaeology of Affect in Mining Communities at Alburnus Maior and Rio Tinto'

Alex Cushing (Independent Scholar)
‘Fettered by Faithfulness: Manumission and the Demands of Affective Labour on Roman Freedpeople'

Break 18:00 to 19:00 BST

Affective Ecologies 19:00 to 20:30 BST
Hamish White (University of California, Berkeley)
‘Insular Intensity: Philoctetes Becoming Lemnos'

Laura Borghetti (Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz) and Milan Vukašinović
(Uppsala Universitet)
‘Byzantine Springs as Heuristic Intensifiers: Ecocritical Readings of Affective Entanglements'

Optional social hour for participants and attendees via Gather (20:30 to 21:00 BST)

Sunday 22 August

Forms of Feeling in Latin Poetry 16:30 to 18:40 BST
Aaron Kachuck (Trinity College, Cambridge/UCLouvain)
‘The Inner Life of Things in Virgil's Aeneid'

Monica Gale (Trinity College Dublin)
‘quare id faciam… nescio,sed sentio fieri: affect and self-scrutiny in Catullus'

John Oksanish (Wake Forest University)
‘How do you really feel? Affect and Horatian sermo'

Break 18:40 to 19:30 BST

Cybernetic Receptions 19:30 to 21:00 BST
Ronnie Ancona (Hunter College and Graduate Center, City University of New York)
‘Embodied and Object-based Receptions:Medea and Jocasta in the Modern Dance of Martha Graham and the Objects of Isamu Noguchi That Shape Them'

Mario Telò (University of California, Berkeley)
‘Talos tales: Poetic and Robotic Intensities'

Closing remarks 21:00 BST

This conference will take place virtually via Microsoft Teams. To register, please email [email protected].

Contact Adrian Gramps ([email protected]) or Chiara Graf ([email protected]) with any questions regarding the conference.