Call for papers

Looking at the Stage: New Perspectives on Greek and Roman Performance

8th Annual Graduate Student Conference
March 13, 2015
PhD/MA Program in Classics
The Graduate Center of The City University of New York, NY

Keynote Speaker: Anne Duncan, University of Nebraska

 The PhD/MA Program in Classics at The City University of New York invites graduate students in Classics and related fields to think about performance in Greek and Roman drama from multidisciplinary perspectives. Relevant issues for discussion include but are not exhausted by:

  • the economic and religious structure of festivals
  • gender and class of the audiences and performers
  • the appearance and function of companies of actors
  • the architectural, technological and other material features of the stages
  • the symbolic meanings of drama for the city
  • interactions between the diversity of stage arts
  • the prosopography of performers
  • the continuity and discontinuity of dramatic traditions both within the Greek world and between Greece and Rome
  • receptions of Greek and Roman drama
  • comparative studies with non-Greek performative arts

Embracing such perspectives, this conference seeks to enrich our understanding of the culture and politics on and off the stage.

Please send an anonymous abstract of about 300 words as an email attachment by December 14, 2014. Submissions must include, in the body of the email, your name, university affiliation, and the title of the presentation. Speakers will have 15 minutes to present. Selected applicants will be notified by mid January. Questions and abstracts will be received by the conference co-chairs, Cristina Perez Diaz and Noah Davies-Mason, at: