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International Conference: EMOTIONAL TRAUMA IN GREEK AND ROMAN CULTURE: REPRESENTATIONS AND REACTIONS

 CALL FOR PAPERS:

International Conference:
“EMOTIONAL TRAUMA IN GREEK AND ROMAN CULTURE:

REPRESENTATIONS AND REACTIONS”

European Cultural Center of Delphi (ECCD), Greece, June 23-25, 2016.

Organizers: Andromache Karanika (UC Irvine, California, USA) and Lily Panoussi (College of William and Mary, Virginia, USA)

 While emotional trauma is often defined as a response to horrifying events or natural disasters (death, rape, accident, violence, earthquakes, to name a few) reactions to trauma are not always manifested in a µphysical,¶ or µemotional¶ manner nor are they easily discernible as such. Literary, historical or artistic narratives often codify traumatic reactions and give important insight into ancients¶ lives and the way individual experiences are registered, absorbed, and expressed. How do Greek and Roman cultures and literatures register and portray traumatic experiences and their aftermath in an individual¶s reality and mindset? Was there communal trauma? How is emotional injury expressed in our sources from the Graeco-Roman world?

The organizers welcome proposals from a wide range of perspectives on emotional trauma with a focus on different aspects of the Graeco-Roman tradition. Topics might include (but are certainly not limited to): gender and trauma, trauma narratives and storytelling, trauma management, individual and social responses to trauma, trauma in art, ancient theories about psychological trauma, methodological considerations on discussing trauma in antiquity. Conference papers will be 25 minutes, with 15 minutes for discussion.  Interested scholars should send an abstract of no more than 300 words to both organizers by e-mail: karanika@uci.edu and panoussi@wm.edu by February 1, 2016. Participants will be notified by March 1, 2016.

There will be a conference fee of ¤320 (includes: accommodation from June 23rd to the morning of June 26th; breakfast, lunch, dinner, and coffee breaks). Founded in 1977, the European Cultural Centre of Delphi offers an idyllic conference space adjacent to the archaeological site.

The Conference Centre is a typical example of architecture of the Modern Movement designed by Architecture Professor A. Kitsikis and architect A. Lambakis. Spread over an area of 100,000 square metres, the complex is composed of a Conference Centre, a Guest House and an Open-Air Theatre. The ECCD is also responsible for the Museum of Delphic Festivals (Angelos and Eva Sikelianos Residence). For information on the premises of ECCD please consult: http://www.grect.com/european-cultural-centre-of-delphi/presentation-and-facilities


 

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