Thursday, May 03, 2018

CFP: Postgraduate conference on memory and oblivion in ancient and Medieval texts

ROGUE CLASSICISM BLOG: Prolepsis Postgraduate Conference: “Optanda erat oblivio” Selection and Loss in Ancient and Medieval Literature (David Meadows).
Prolepsis Association is delighted to announce its third international postgraduate conference whose theme will be the mechanisms of selection and loss in ancient and Medieval literary and historical texts. “Optanda erat oblivio” Seneca writes in benef. 5. 25. 2, referring to Tiberius’ wish for forgetfulness. We would like to use this quotation as a starting point for a discussion on the vast number of issues related to memory and oblivion in ancient and Medieval texts. This year the conference will be particularly keen on – but not limited to – the following topics ...
The conference takes place at the University of Bari, Italy, on 20-21 December 2018. Strictly speaking it is not about ancient Judaism. But it deals with many issues of interest to PaleoJudaica. These include palimpsests, texts surviving only in translation, lost books, and pseudepigraphy. The deadline for paper proposals (from postgraduates only) is 21 June 2018. Follow the link for further particulars

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