Department of Greek & Latin

Paths of Song: Interactions between Greek Lyric and Tragedy


UCL: 11-13 April 2013

This international and interdisciplinary conference aims to explore differences and convergences between Greek lyric and tragedy, with the further intention of showing the benefits of a cross-generic dialogue more broadly and offering new models of interpretation that may also apply to other poetic genres. 

The programme offers a variety of papers by international experts in the fields of both lyric poetry and Greek drama from the UK, the USA, and continental Europe. The papers range from discussions of the context of this generic interaction (ritual context, historical, social and political background), to analyses of the interaction between lyric and tragedy (imagery, music, linguistic and textual features), and presentations on traditional and new academic approaches to the theme of generic interaction (reception theory, cognitive approaches, intertextuality, and allusion).

Programme >>

Invited speakers and chairs include:

Lucia Athanassaki (Rethymno)
Luigi Battezzato (Vercelli)  
Ewen Bowie (Oxford)
Douglas Cairns (Edinburgh)
Ettore Cingano (Venice)
Patrick Finglass  (Nottingham)
Martin Hose (Munich)   
Gregory Hutchinson (Oxford)    
André Lardinois (Nijmegen)
Ana Pektovic  (Belgrade)
Timothy Power (Rutgers)        
Lucia Prauscello (Cambridge)    
Richard Rawles  (Nottingham)      
Ian Rutherford (Reading)
Ruth Scodel (Michigan)
Laura Swift  (OU/Berlin)   

The Conference will take place at

The UCL Institute of Archaeology
31-34 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PY

Lecture Theatre G6

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Conference fee: £50 (£35 student-rate) for the full conference, or £20 for one day.

To register for the conference, please fill in the registration form and send it to the address given on the form.
The deadline for registration is 15 March 2013.

Conference registration form

Payment can be made by either cheque (all cheques must be made payable to 'University College London') or by credit card.  Credit card forms should be completed in full and faxed to 020 7679 7475, or sent as an attachment to

Credit card payment form

Thanks to the generosity of the Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies we are able to offer some bursaries to graduate students who wish to attend the conference. Bursaries cover conference registration only. If you wish to apply for a bursary, please fill out the following form and send it to by 1 March 2013.

Graduate bursary form

If you have any questions about the conference, please email

Conference organisers:
•    Michael Carroll (Cambridge)
•    Thomas Coward (KCL)
•    Theodora Hadjimichael (UCL/OU Cyprus/LMU Munich)

The event is sponsored by the A.G. Leventis Foundation (UCL Leventis Fund), KCL Classics, the Institute of Classical Studies, the Faculty Institute of Graduate Studies at UCL, and the Gilbert Murray Trust.