International Week: The Bonds of Language
This week of events is intended to bring together a wide range of scholars and graduate students who would not normally meet: we hope to break down both disciplinary and national borders.
Participants are drawn from:
King's College London: the Departments of Classics and of Philosophy, the Centre of Hellenic Studies and the Brazil Institute
UK: The Universities of Durham, Nottingham, Oxford and Cambridge, and the Neo Latin Society
Brazil: the University of Sao Paulo (USP), Campinas (UNICAMP) and Parana
Norway: the University of Trondheim
Graduate conference: The Language of Love
14 February 2012
A graduate conference for students from the UK and Brazil on The Language of Love in Greek and Latin Literature. The aim is to celebrate Valentine’s Day by enabling graduate students from Brazil and the UK to meet and discuss their work. The key note speakers will be Dr Jennifer Ingleheart from the University of Durham and Paulo Martins from the University of Sao Paulo.
Colloquium: Aspects of Rhetoric
15-17 February 2012
Rhetorics have regularly been used to build shared communication. This colloquium will bring together classicists, Byzantinists, philosophers and literary critics in a series of talks on Aspects of Rhetoric. The aim is to explore the poetics of rhetoric in a variety of genres showcasing the centrality of this vital aspect of ancient culture in both philosophy and literature, in Greek and Roman texts from 500 BC to late antiquity and beyond.