Sacrificing Iphigenia, January 2016

Registration is now open for the international, interdisciplinary conference, ‘Sacrificing Iphigenia through the Ages’, to be held at Nottingham Lakeside Arts on 29th-30th January 2016. The conference will bring together academics and creative practitioners to discuss a range of manifestations of the Iphigenia myth in different media across the centuries. (Provisional programme below.)

Information at: https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/conference/fac-arts/humanities/classics/iphigenia/index.aspx
Registration at: http://store.nottingham.ac.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?compid=1&modid=2&deptid=9&catid=8&prodid=620

The conference is being held in association with a series of screenings of Greek tragedy television-productions; delegates will have the opportunity to attend the screening of the 1990 BBC Iphigenia at Aulis (dir. Don Taylor) on Friday evening, for the additional cost of £5 (£3 concessions, inc. members of the Writers’ Guild/Equity/Musicians’ Union).

Thanks to the generosity of the Hellenic Society, we have a small number of bursaries to support postgraduate attendance at the conference: please write to cadre@nottingham.ac.uk by Monday 4th January to apply, explaining the importance of the conference to your research.

For more information about the conference, keep an eye on the Departmental blog (http://blogs.nottingham.ac.uk/argonautsandemperors/), @uonclassics and @tv_tragedy on Twitter (#iphi2016), or the CADRE Facebook page/Pinterest account.

Please share information about the conference with colleagues from Music, Theatre (esp. early modern drama in English, French, Italian), Modernist Poetry, Comics.
PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME

Friday 29th January
13.00-15.00 Contemporary theatre productions/adaptations
· Mary-Kay Gamel (UCSC) – A US West Coat Iphigenia
· Magdalena Zira (Fantastico Theatro/KCL) – Coming of age at Aulis: the young women in Euripides’ IA
· Robert Icke (Almeida Theatre) – Oresteia 2015 (interview filmed for the conference)
15.00-15.30 Coffee
15.30-18.00 Poetry & Keynote
· Lynn Kozak & Miranda Hickman (McGill) – Graven Images, Wounds of Knowledge: H.D.’s Translation of the Iphigenia in Aulis in the context of the First World War
· Edith Hall (KCL) – Iphigenia and atheistic thought from Lucretius to the 21st century
18.00-19.00 Dinner in Pavilion Café (own expense)
19.00-22.30 Screening (open to members of the public)
· Iphigenia at Aulis (dir. Don Taylor), BBC2 1990 – introduced by Lynn Fotheringham (Nottingham)
· post-screening discussion/pop-up exhibition of theatre & television memorabilia

Saturday 20th January
9.30-11.00 Fantasy
· Amanda Potter (OU) & Tania Evans (NUA) – Return to Troy: David Benioff brings Iphigenia to Westeros
· Mike Carey (novelist) – ‘Iphigenia in Aulis’ (short-story reading + Q&A)
11.00-11.30 Coffee
11.30-13.00 Visual Culture
· Lindsey Annable (Nottingham) – Representations of the sacrifice of Iphigenia in the visual culture of the ancient world
· George Kovacs (Trent) – Graphic sacrifice: Iphigenia in comics
13.00-14.00 Lunch
14.00-15.00 t.b.c.
15.00-15.30 Cinema
· Anastasia Bakogiannis (KCL) – Dying for Hellas: Michael Cacoyannis’ Iphigenia (1977)
15.30-16.30 Coffee
16.00-18.30 Early modern theatre and opera
· Alison Findlay (Lancaster) and Emma Rucastle (The Rose Company) – Re-producing Lady Jane Lumley’s The Tragedie of Euripides called Iphigeneia (ca.1555)
· Susanna Phillippo (Newcastle) – Iphigenia reconciled? Aulis recalled by Agamemnon’s children in early modern adaptations of Iphigenia in Tauris
· Sarah Hibberd (Nottingham) – Gluck’s Iphigénie en Aulide at the Paris Opéra (1774)

CADRE: Centre for Ancient Drama and its REception
Director: Lynn Fotheringham

Department of Classics
University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham NG7 2RD

Greek tragedy on UK television: season of screenings at the Lakeside Arts Centre, January-March 2016

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