To coincide with Malthouse Theatre’s staging of the play Sappho…in 9 fragments, Monash University, Malthouse threate and the Australasian Classical Reception Studies Network are hosting a three day interdisciplinary conference on the relationship between performance and the Classics. The conference will bring together Classical scholarship, theatre studies, translation studies and cultural studies to investigate how performance manipulates and embodies our understanding of the classical world.
Using the figure of Sappho as a metaphor for the many gaps we have to fill as we grapple with the otherness of the ancient world, the conference will explore how readers, translators, performers and spectators endlessly recreate the Classics in our imaginations and our embodiments.
20–22 August 2010
- Malthouse Theatre, Sturt Street
- From Sappho to X program 56 kb
- Professor Andrew Benjamin (Monash University)
- Professor Page Du Bois (University of California, San Diego)
- Professor Simon Goldhill (University of Cambridge)
- Dr Margaret Reynolds (Queen Mary’s College, University of London)
- Professor Peter Snow (Monash University)
- Helen Eastman (Artistic Director, Onassis Programme, University of Oxford)
- The creative team of Sappho…in 9 fragments.
Titles of papers link directly to mp3 files. If you require a transcription please contact the School of English, Communications and Performance Studies.
- Dr Jane Montgomery Griffiths, Monash University
- Paul Monaghan, Victorian College of the Arts and Music, University of Melbourne
Dr Alastair Blanshard, University of Sydney, ACSRN
This conference is generously supported by the Australian Research Council as part of the Monash/Malthouse Linkage Project Staging Sappho: investigating new methodologies in performance reception. Our thanks to Classical Association of Victoria and Malthouse Theatre.
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