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.)

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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 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 (, @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.

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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