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Postgraduate Seminar

Lyceum Classics Community Seminar (LCCS)


The Department of Greek and Latin has a weekly research seminar, the Lyceum Classics Community Seminar (LCCS), run by postgraduate students (both PhD and MA) for postgraduate students in UCL Department of Greek and Latin.

The primary aim of this series is to provide both a regular point of social contact among students in the Department and an ideal forum for them to present an overview or aspects of their work. These seminars are also intended to be a relaxed and supportive environment for junior researchers to practice public speaking and develop their communicational and presentational skills. 

The LCCS will be running throughout academic year (October to May). Normally presentations will last 20-30 minutes followed by discussions of 15 minutes. To help us get through the busy Monday and the coming week, we offer free muffins and coffee/ tea to boost morale.

Venue: Gordon House G-09
Time: 1pm
Attendance at the seminar counts for one extra point in UCL research log.

PROGRAMME (2014-15)

Term 1

06/10 Christine Plastow
Motivation in Athenian Homicide Accusations

13/10 Roel Konijnendijk
Why we won't let the Greeks pursue their fleeing enemies

20/10 Reading and discussion seminar
Classical Reception – ‘Reception and Receptivity in Catullus 64’ by Basil Dufallo (Cultural Critique 74)

27/10 Henry Linscott
The Structure of Law - a comparative approach to legal inscriptions

10/11 Trinidad Silva Irarrazaval
Plato’s philosophical love

17/11 Tzu-I Liao
The tone of politics: moods, sentence types, and rhetorical strategies in Demosthenic symbouleutic speeches

01/12 Emily Lord-Kambitsch
What Is, and What Might Have Been: The Politics of Editing the Ancient World in MGM's Silent Ben-Hur (1925)

08/12 Emma Cole
An Aristotelian Verfremdungseffekt; or, the rejection of the Poetics in Postdramatic Theatre

Term 2

9/2 Victoria McVicar (UCL Greek and Latin):
To Suit the Law to the People or the People to the Laws? Lawgivers and Laws in Plutarch's Lives

23/2 David Bullen (RHUL Drama):
Embodying the Bacchae: The Significance of Real and Imagined Women in Euripides' Final Play

2/3 Slava Zilber (UCL Greek and Latin MA):
Theatre and Sport in Philo of Alexandria

9/3 Susan Fogarty (UCL Greek and Latin):
Working with Papyri - taking one document, we will see how much valuable information can be mined from a small fragment and examine the questions that this, often new, information may pose for historians

16/3 Belinda Stojanovic (UCL Greek and Latin):
Written in the Stars: Early Greek Conceptions of the Self In Their Cultural Context

23/3 Jakub Filonik (RHUL Classics):
The rhetoric of citizenship in Athenian oratory: addressing identity through metaphor

Abstracts will be circulated ahead of each paper. Staff members who would like to attend please contact the organiser ahead of time. If you have any questions, would like more information, or would like to speak at a future seminar, please contact the organiser Christine Plastow

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