“The Diaspora of Greek Tragedy”

A Panel on “Beyond the Mediterranean: The Diaspora of Greek Tragedy”
as part of the 10th Annual International Conference on Mediterranean Studies
10-13 April 2017, Athens, Greece
Sponsored by the Athens Journal of Mediterranean Studies

The Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER) organizes A Panel on “Beyond the Mediterranean: The Diaspora of Greek Tragedy”, 10-13 April 2017, Athens, Greece as part of the 10th Annual International Conference on Mediterranean Studies sponsored by the Athens Journal of Mediterranean Studies.

Commenting on a recent staging of Sophocles’ Antigone in Melbourne, Australian playwright Christine Lambrianidis claimed that “Greek tragedy remains the most modern form of drama [because] it is unafraid to question everything we value”. This panel will look at the continual appeal of Greek tragedy beyond the Mediterranean countries, focusing on modern stagings and adaptations throughout the world. Papers are invited that discuss the use of Greek tragedy in fiction, comic books, theatre, opera, television and cinema beyond the Southern European area, and explore the motivation for the use of the classics for audiences that may not be familiar with them. Topics may include the use of Greek tragedy to discuss contemporary political and historical events, gender issues, post-colonial identities, social and war trauma, religious debates and ethical concerns; revisionist rewritings by women authors; adaptations in non-Western theatrical traditions and in post-dramatic theatre; new translations; productions in higher education settings; directors’ perspectives.

Please submit a 300-word abstract before 28 February 2017, by email, to atiner@atiner.gr, Dr. Daniela Cavallaro, Senior Lecturer, University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Please include: Title of Paper, Full Name (s), Current Position, Institutional Affiliation, an email address and at least 3 keywords that best describe the subject of your submission. Please use the abstract submitting form. Decisions will be reached within four weeks of your submission.

If your submission is accepted, you will receive information on registration deadlines and paper submission requirements. Should you wish to participate in the Conference without presenting a paper, for example, to chair a session, to evaluate papers which are to be included in the conference proceedings or books, to contribute to the editing of a book, or any other contribution, please send an email to Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER & Honorary Professor, University of Stirling, UK (gregory.papanikos@stir.ac.uk).

Special arrangements will be made with a local hotel for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate. In addition, a number of social events will be organized: A Greek night of entertainment with dinner, a special one-day cruise to selected Greek islands, an archaeological tour of Athens and a one-day visit to Delphi. Details of the social program are available here.

Fee structure information is available on http://www.atiner.gr/fees.

The Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER)was established in 1995 as an independent world association of Academics and Researchers. Its mission is to act as a forum where Academics and Researchers from all over the world can meet in Athens, in order to exchange ideas on their research, and to discuss future developments in their disciplines.

The organizing and hosting of International Conferences and Symposiums, the carrying out of Research, and the production of Publications are the basic activities of ATINER.  Since 1995, ATINER has organized more than 400 International Conferences and other events, and has published close to 200 books. In 2012, the Association launched a series of conference paper publications (click here), and at the beginning of 2014, it introduced its own series of Journals (click here).

Academically, the Association is organized into seven Research Divisions and forty Research Units.  Each Research Unit organizes at least an Annual International Conference, and may also undertake various small and large research projects.

Academics and Researchers are more than welcome to become members and to contribute to ATINER’s objectives. If you would like to become a member, please download the relevant form (membership form). For more information on how to become a member, please send an email to: info@atiner.gr.