Conference Program

3rd Annual International Conference on Classical and Byzantine Studies
Tentative Program (Athens Local Time)
(In the program presentations are included from all the subjects scheduled to be presented in parallel)
(Note: each presentation includes at least 10 minutes for questions and discussions if available)

Monday 1 June 2020


Opening and Welcoming Remarks:

  • Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER 
  • Nicholas Pappas, Professor of History, Sam Houston State University, USA.

Magdalen Wing-chi Ki, Associate Professor, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong.
Title: Poe, Territoriality, and the Psychology of the Wall. (PowerPoint)

Shadi Neimneh, Associate Professor, Hashemite University, Jordan.
Title: Castration or Decapitation? A Feminist Reading of Two Stories by Angela Carter. (PowerPoint)

Ema Jelinkova, Assistant Professor, Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic.
Title: The Prostitute as Heroine in Aphra Behn’s The Rover. (PowerPoint)

Maria Rosaria D’Acierno, Associate Professor, Università degli Studi di Napoli “Parthenope”, Italy.
Title: The Role of Women in Middle-East Literature. (PowerPoint)

Carolina Subtil Pereira
, Research Fellow, CHAM – Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal
Title: Reception Studies: Biblical and Eastern Antiquity in the Portuguese Travellers’ Writings (16th – 17th Centuries). (PowerPoint)

Abdulfettah Imamoglu, Assistant Professor, Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Turkey.
Title: The Dialectic of Travel and Writing According to the Turkish Twenty-First Century Travel Literature. (PowerPoint)

Ranko Kozic, Associate Professor, University of Belgrade, Serbia.
Title: Rhode’s Theory of Relationship between Novel and Rhetoric and the Problem of Evaluating the Entire Post-Classical Greek Literature. (PowerPoint)

Carla Luciane Klos Schoninger, PhD Student, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
Title: […] As he was Protected by a Crystal Shield: The Rapture of Words in “Postscript” of Elizabeth Costello, by J. M. Coetzee. (PowerPoint)

David Philip Wick, Professor of History, Gordon College, USA.
Title: Classical Athenian Theater in the World of Rome. (PowerPoint)

Cahit Mete Oguz, PhD Student, Simon Fraser University, Canada.
Title: Peasant Identity and Social Boundaries in Middle Byzantine Narratives. (PowerPoint)

Giuseppe Natale, Associate Professor, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA.
Title: The Italian Translation of Tony Morrison’s Beloved: Linguistic and Political Implications (PowerPoint)

Nicholas Pappas, Professor of History, Sam Houston State University, USA.
Title: European Officers and the Greco-Albanian Forces on the Ionian Islands, 1798-1814: A Comparison in Command and Tactics (PowerPoint)

Greek Night

Tuesday 2 June 2020

08:00-11:00 Urban Walk

Moshe Gat, Professor, Bar-Ilan University, Israel.
Title: The Turning Point; American Cease-Fire Initiative between Israel and Egypt, August 1970. (PowerPoint)

Petya Andreeva, Assistant Professor, National Archaeological Institute with Museum, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria.
Title: Gladiatorial Representations in Thrace. (PowerPoint)

Vasiliki Sakellariou, PhD Candidate, University of Caen Normandy, France.
Title: The Representation of a Society in Distress: Hugo Bettauer’s Novels The Joyless Street and The City without Jews through their Filmic Adaptation. (PowerPoint)

Roshanak Vatani, PhD Student, Islamic Azad University, Kerman Branch, Iran.
Title: The Representation of the Unrepresented: A Study of Anita Brookner’s Freeze-Frame Narrative in her Novel Hotel du Lac. (PowerPoint)

Tomasz Bednarek, PhD Student, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland.
Title: Allegorical Interpretation of the of Cherubs in De Cherubim by Philo of Alexandria. (PowerPoint)

Alessio Ranno, PhD Student, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, Italy.
Title: Pindaric Intertextuality in Sophocles’ Trachiniae (497-530) (PowerPoint)

Gennieve Singson, Head, English Department, Saint Ferdinand College, Philippines.
Title: Disavowal of Acknowledged ‘Truths’: Ideology, Symbol And Culture In The Filipino Short Story, Morning in Nagrebcan. (PowerPoint)

ernando Gil, Fellow, The Royal Historical Society, UK.
Title: Esoteric in Greece: Rites, Rituals and Practices in the Antiquity Texts.  (PowerPoint)

Mmanyaka Toko Djockoua, Professor Emeritus, University of Yaoundé 1, Cameroon.
Title: The Harlem Renaissance and African Cosmology: Trees and Rivers in Selected Poems of Jean Toomer, Langston Hughes, and Countee Cullen (PowerPoint)


Wednesday 3 June 2020
Educational Islands Cruise
Thursday 4 June 2020
Delphi Tour