Conference Programme


     Reception of Ancient Greek Tragic Myth

in Modern Greek Poetry and Theatre of the 20th Century 

Open University of Cyprus, Nicosia, 21-22 December 2014


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Sunday, 21 December 2014

8:30-9:30     Registration 

9:30-10:00  Opening and Welcome


10:00-10:30  Lorna Hardwick  

Can Transmission and Transformation be Reconciled?

10:30-11:00  Dimitris Tziovas

Between Homage and Appropriation: Politicising and (De)mythologising the Ancient Past in Modern Greek Poetry  

11:00-11:20  Discussion


11:20-11:40  Coffee & Tea


11.40-12:10   Roderick Beaton

Between Myth and History: Seferis’s Mythistorema and the Modernist Reception of Classical Drama  

12:10-12:40  Michael Paschalis

George Seferis and Euripides’ Bacchae

12:40-13:00  Discussion


13:00-14:30  Lunch


14:30- 15:00  Ioannis Konstantakos

Very Tragical Mirth: Myth and the Tragic in Pavlos Matesis’ Towards Eleusis

15:00-15:30   Gonda van Steen

The Greeks’ Heroic Debate with Aeschylus’ Persians: Tragedy Meets History, Myth, and Melodrama in the 1805 Persians or Xerxes of Demetriades

15:30-15:50   Discussion  


15:50- 16:10  Coffee & Tea


16:10- 16:40 Antonis Petrides  (TBA)

16:40-17:10  Theodoros Grammatas & Mary Dimaki-Zora

Memories of heroines in memories of spectators.

Mythic, Dramatic and Theatrical Time from the ancient drama to the Modern Greek Theatre

17:10-17:30   Discussion  


20.00 Dinner


Monday, 22 December 2014

9:00-9:30   Anastasia Bakogianni

Electra as a modern Greek survivor: The Figure of the Tragic Heroine in the Poetry of Yannis Ritsos.

9:30-10:00    Demetra Demetriou

Myth, the Mask, and the “Masquerade” of Femininity: Performing Gender in Yannis Ritsos’s Ismene

10:00-10:20  Discussion


10:20-10:40  Coffee & Tea


10:40-11:10  Vayos Liapis

Cassandra and the Centaur: Greek (Tragic) Myth in Marios Pontikas’ play Neighing.

11:10-13:00  Closing Remarks

End of Conference


13.00 Lunch

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