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Psychogeographies in Latin Literature



Space and Place in Latin literature




A conference jointly organised by the Department of Classics, King’s College London, and the Centre for the Reception of Greece and Rome, Royal Holloway University of London


8th-9th July 2013, Conference Room, King’s College, London


Monday 8th July

10.30 Registration


11.00am -1.00pm Flâneurs

-- Efi Spentzou, (RHUL) “Propertius’ Aberrant Itineraries: Fleeting Moments in the Eternal City”

-- David Larmour, (Texas Tech) "Loitering with Intent: Juvenal in the Specular City"


1.00pm Lunch


2.00pm-4.00pm  Poets

--Maxine Lewis (Auckland), “Geography, Gender and Genre - a study of Lesbia in Catullus' corpus”

--Victoria Rimell (Rome, La Sapienza), “Horace's angulus and the Corner in Conceptual art”


4.00-4.15 Tea


4.15pm-6.15pm  Metaphors

--Diana Spencer (Birmingham), “What Lies Beneath: an etymologist's Rome”

--Jared Hudson (Berkeley), “Eundum est: Vehiculation and the Space of Transport in Latin Literature”


6.30 Reception


7.30 Speakers’ Dinner

Tuesday 9th July


10.30am-12.30pm    Philosophers

-- Catharine Edwards (Birkbeck), “On not being in Rome: the Psychogeography of Displacement in Seneca”.

-- Richard Fletcher (Ohio State), “Lucullus Dines with Lucullus: Making Room for Roman Philosophy”


12.30pm-1.30pm Lunch


1.30pm- 3.30pm Ages

-- Shreyaa Patel (RHUL), “Exiled in Rome: the Writing of Other Spaces in Tacitus' Annales

-- Therese Fuhrer (Munich), “Carthage—Rome—Milan: lieux de passage in Augustine’s Confessions”


3.30pm-3.45pm Tea


3.45pm-4. 45pm Resistance

Richard Alston (RHUL), “The Utopian City in Tacitus’ Agricola


4.45pm Roundtable


5.30pm End


Sponsored by The Centre for the Reception of Greece and Rome, Royal Holloway, University of London and King’s College London, with suport from The Institute of Classical Studies.


For more information please write to the organisers: William Fitzgerald orEfi Spentzou.

Registration and Fees: Please send a cheque payable to King’s College London to William Fitzgerald (Classics, King’s College London, Strand, London WC2R 2LS). Full conference fee is £40 (£20 for one day). The deadline for registration is Friday the 28th of June. 

Bursaries: Thanks to the generosity of the Classical Association, we can offer up to 8 bursaries to graduate students or those who have recently received their doctorates. To apply please write to William Fitzgerald  with a brief statement outlining your interest and your research field.












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