ElAnt v5n2 - ANNOUNCEMENTS - Epea and Grammata: Oral and Written Communication in Ancient Greece

Volume 5, Number 2
October 1999

Epea and Grammata: Oral and Written Communication in Ancient Greece

University of Missouri-Columbia


The fourth biennial Orality and Literacy in Ancient Greece conference, Epea and Grammata: Oral and Written Communication in Ancient Greece, will be held at the University of Missouri-Columbia (Columbia, Missouri, U.S.A.) from Monday June 6 to Saturday June 10, 2000.

The following speakers and papers are now scheduled:

Han Baltussen (KCL, England): Orality in late Antiquity: Simplicius on the use of quotation

Matthew Clark (York, Canada): Oral Formulaic Composition and Cognitive Psychology

John Miles Foley (Missouri): From Performance to Text and Back Again: South Slavic Oral Epic and Homer

Michael Gagarin (Austin): Writing and the Orality of Greek Law

John Garcia (Iowa): Poetic Speech as Ritual Speech in Early Greece

Stathis Gauntlett (Melbourne, Australia): ‘Anathema ta grammata!' Reactions to literacy in modern Greek culture.

Mark Janse (Gent, Belgium): A Cognitive Approach to Homeric Versification

Sarah Klitenic (TCD, Ireland): Ritual and Exegesis: The function of later Platonic hermeneutics

Andre Lardinois (Minnesota): A Contest Between Homer and Hesiod: On Intertextuality in Early Greek Epic

Anne Mackay (Natal, South Africa): The Evocation of Emotional Response in Early Greek Poetry and Painting

Christopher Mackie (Melbourne, Australia): Talking with the animals: Achilles and the horse in the Iliad

Lisa Maurizio (Bates College): The Pythia's Performances of Wisdom: Competition of the Senses in Archaic Greece

Dan Melia (Berkeley): 'Orality' and Aristotle's Aesthetics

Elizabeth Minchin (ANU, Australia): Speech Acts in the Everyday World and in Homer

David Mirhady (Calgary, Canada): The Evidence of Athenian Drama

Luis Molina (CUNY): The Epitaphios as Ancient Classroom

Tony Podlecki (UBC, Canada): Degrees of orality in the Homeric epics: Does the Odyssey differ substantially from the Iliad?

Jeff Rydberg-Cox (Tufts): Oral and Written Sources in Athenian Forensic Rhetoric

Johan Schloemann (Berlin): Entertainment and democratic distrust: the ambivalence of oral attitudes and writing in the audience of public speech in classical Athens

Ruth Scodel (Michigan): Flashbulb Memory and Homeric Signs

Jim Sickinger (FSU): Literacy, Orality, and Legislation in Classical Athens

Niall Slater (Emory): Dancing the Alphabet: Performative Literacy on the Attic Stage

Harold Tarrant (Newcastle, Australia): The girl-friend and flat-mate of Socrates: Philosophy as voices in Platonic literature

Ian Worthington (Missouri): Demosthenes in Oral and Written Form

There will also be two key-note addresses:

Lauri Harvilahti (Helsinki, Finland): Affinity and Variation in Mongolian and Turkic epics Greg Nagy (Harvard): Philostratus' Heroikos and the Homeric Tradition: Exercises in Defamiliarization

As with previous conferences, each paper will be followed by a generous amount of discussion time, and refereed papers will be published by Brill as a fourth volume in the Orality and Literacy series. Registration is US$45 (US$25 students; US$15 daily rate) and includes all conference materials, morning and afternoon teas, a social excursion and, it is hoped, all lunches. Accommodation (including breakfast) will be at the Ramada Inn in downtown Columbia (US$49 double room or US$47 single room + tax), which is about a 5 minute walk from the campus and conference venue. Columbia is easy to reach: the nearest major airports are St Louis or Kansas City, and an express shuttle bus operates between each one and Columbia. Trans-World Express operates a regular flight from St Louis to Columbia Regional Airport. Fuller details will be sent with registration material. For registration information, please contact one or both of the following convenors:

Professor Ian Worthington
Department of History
University of Missouri-Columbia
MO 65211
Tel (573) 882-0780
Fax (573) 884-5151
Email: WorthingtonI@missouri.edu

Professor John Miles Foley
Department of Classical Studies
University of Missouri-Columbia
MO 65211
Tel (573) 882-0679
Fax (573) 882-0679
Email: FoleyJ@missouri.edu

by Kaavya Giridhar