Due to the delayed release of this issue, some of the events in the Listings sections have already taken place. We include them to provide the reader with a better sense of what is happening in ancient theater around the world.
Dressing, Undressing, and Cross-Dressing in Classical Antiquity
CALIFORNIA CLASSICAL ASSOCIATION, SOUTHERN SECTION
Saturday, May 6th, 1995.
Papers from academic classicists, high school instructors, graduate students, or other interested individuals are invited on all classical topics with either a research or pedagogical orientation, but particularly on the special theme of this meeting, 'Dressing, Undressing, and Cross-dressing in Classical Antiquity'.
Deadline for submissions is February 28th, 1995. Papers should be no more than 20 minutes (10 double-spaced pages). Please include a curriculum vitae. CCA-SS membership is not required.
Please send an abstract of about 300 words, or, if more convenient, an entire paper to
Prof. T. F. Scanlon, Secretary,
University of California
Riverside, CA 92521-0321
CALL FOR PAPERS
Colloquium on Ideology and Poetic Form: Greek Comedy
This colloquium understands ideology as that set of representations by which we situate ourselves in relation to the larger social and natural world that surrounds us. Ideology, therefore, is not simply a conspiracy of the ruling class but includes the full range of discourses that can be elaborated both by regimes and by oppositional movements to construct and maintain images of themselves.
One of the means through which this self-constructive activity took place in antiquity was through the conscious or implicit investment in traditional literary forms. It is through these forms that we propose to investigate the complex ideological workings of the ancient Mediterranean world. The colloquium will examine a specific genre each year.
The topic for the 1995 meeting will be Greek comedy. We are soliciting papers that study individual authors and their relation (accessory, adversarial, mixed) to the ideological structure of the Athenian state, as well as papers documenting the ideological orientation of comedy or its historical evolution as a whole.
The deadline for submissions is FEB. 1, 1995.
The coordinator for the 1995 colloquium will be Charles Platter. All abstracts will be judged anonymously and be should be sent to
Jeffrey S. Carnes, Secretary,
Ideology and Poetic Form Colloquium,
Dept. of Foreign Languages,
Syracuse, NY 13244
If you are interested in being on the Ideology and Poetic Form Steering Committee, please contact either Paul Allen Miller, Dept. of Classical and Modern Languages, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79409 or Charles Platter, Dept. of Classics, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602.
CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS
Multi-Partner Project on Greek Drama in Europe
1-10 April, 1995
Coordinator: S. Wilmer (Dublin)
Partners to Date: A. Halls (Athens), S. Patsalides (Thessaloniki), M. Anderson (Kent), E. Fischer-Lichte (Mainz), P. Koski (Helsinki), G. Lidstone (U. London, Goldsmiths), G. Giesekam (Glasgow), Freddy Decreus (Ghent) Willmar Sauter (Stockholm)
Participants in the 1995 conference will be responsible for their own airfare and accommodations.
For further information please contact:
Trinity College Dublin
Tel. (353) 1-702-1239
Fax: (353) 1-679-3488
TRANSLATORS: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS!
TWO LINES: the Stanford Translation Journal is seeking to highlight the translation process by publishing original, unpublished translations from any language into English.
Reportage, anthropological field reports, advertising, proverbs, poetry, fiction, prayers, anthems, essays regarding the translation process and MANY OTHER GENRES will be considered.
The theme of the upcoming issue is TRACKS (traces, remains, courses, evidence, animal tracks, scars, railroad tracks). Your interpretation.
PLEASE REPLY TO: oes AT leland.stanford.eduDEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: DECEMBER 10, 1994
Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of TheatreDepartment of Theatre at the University of California, San Diego is seeking an outstanding scholar to fill a tenured or tenure-track professorial position, beginning fall, 1995. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree. In addition to their individual areas of expertise, applicants will be expected to have a broad familiarity with contemporary theatre. We will be especially interested in candidates with a research record in any one or in any combination of the following areas: Asian theatre; Asian-American theatre; African theatre; African- American theatre; Latin-American theatre; Gay & Lesbian theatre; theatre and other media.
Ladder rank (tenure track) professorial position; level from assistant to full professor, dependent upon appointee's qualifications and experience.Assistant-level candidates will be expected to show evidence of their potential through letters of recommendation and a publication record appropriate for their experience. To be considered at the associate or full level, candidates must have clear evidence of high quality teaching a strong publication record. For appointment and advancement at UC San Diego in the professorial series, faculty must continually and effectively engage in research and/or creative activity of high quality and significance. Salary commensurate with experience and based on UC pay scales. Position contingent upon funding.
Teaching: Ph.D. seminars (the department is in the process of submitting a Ph.D. proposal) and undergraduate classes in the area of specialization; classes in dramatic and theatrical theory for PhD and MFA students; general undergraduate classes in dramatic literature and theatre. Teaching load is 5 courses per 3 quarter academic year.
To Apply: Send letter of application, resume (including teaching experience), and the names of five referees to:
Department of Theatre 0344
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla CA 92093-0344
UCSD is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer and specifically seeks candidates who can make contributions in an environment of cultural and ethnic diversity.
DEADLINE: FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 1995
LECTURES AT THE LONDON FESTIVAL OF GREEK DRAMA
RESEARCHING DRAMA AND THEATRE IN EDUCATIONAn international Conference at the University of Exeter
For further information please contact:
Nineteenth-Century Appropriations of Ancient Greece in Britain
Department of Classics
University of Reading
July 8th, 1995
In connection with their Research Project on Greek drama in performance in Britain, 1700-1900, Edith Hall (Lecturer) and Fiona Macintosh (Research Fellow) invite you to attend an informal one-day conference on 19th-century appropriateions of ancient Greece in British cultue. It will be held in the Department of Classics, at the University of Reading, on Saturday July 8th 1995, starting at 10:00 AM.
The intention is to bring together academics with an interest in the reception of ancient Greece, especially drama, in order to stimulate further co-operation and contact.
There will be between six and eight 30-minute papers, and a discussion session.
Speakers will include Pat Easterling (Cambridge) on the Cambridge Greek play, Lorna Hardwick (Open University) on 19th-century women, translation, and power, Chris Stray (Swansea) on the Cambridge tripos, Fiona Macintosh (Reading) on burlesques of Greek tragedy and Edith Hall (Reading) on the Myth of Salamis.
Further offers of papers are welcomed, especially on Greek themes in 19th-century opera, political rhetoric, and the visual arts. The transport costs of speakers will be reimbursed.
There is no registration fee: coffee, lunch, tea, and drinks will be provided.
To register for the conference please contact:
NEW DESIGN PACKAGE PROPOSED
Animagic, a computer graphics firm (production and development) based in The Netherlands, has added the development of 3D Studio IPAS routines (plug-in routines) to our activities. We are currently in the process of investigating the stagecraft industry with software development in mind. At Animagic we have no expertise available in the field of stage and lighting design, except for some great beta testers that have been quite helpful in providing information about the industry and what stages are involved in production.
We have come to a point where we have decided to develop a special toolkit (a suite of IPAS plug-in modules) for Autodesk's 3D Studio Release 3 (and 4). This 'stage and lighting designers' toolkit' will allow people in the industry to efficiently use three-dimensional computer graphics and animation for stage production, presentation, etc. We have found that a lot of companies in the industry are using computer graphics, CAD, and various presentation techniques that are computer-based. The companies that are using computers state that the software used does not integrate with their daily activities, and the companies that are not using computers state as their main reason that there is no real software of the kind they would like to see available.
We have decided to end this once and for all (at least we hope, let's not get carried away :-).
To present to you the basic idea of features planned for the software, take a look at this:
NEW JOURNAL ON CLASSICAL DRAMA
Dionysus will be published three times a year, to coincide with the beginning of the school and university terms. each edition will contain three or four articles of relevance to Classical drama, or drama connected to Classical themes, together with news and reviews of productions up and down the country.
For further information please contact:
Tamsin Shasha and David Stuttard, editors
26, Charlton Street
York YO2 1JN
Tel./Fax (01904) 642 912
SUMMER THEATRE WORKSHOP
The Hydra Workshop of Ancient Greek TheatreIn the summer of 1995 the Hydra Workshop of Ancient Greek Theatre, in collaboration with Georgia Southwestern College, will offer a unique theatre workshop, lasting six weeks, on the Greek island of Hydra. The island, an artist's colony where cars are prohibited, is two hours away from the summer theatre festivals of Epidavros and Athens.
The program will consist of two parallel comprehensive courses: one in the origins, development, and historical background of ancient Greek Drama; and one on practical theatre, involving acting and method group work along with mask-making and movement. In addition, Friday seminars on 'Ancient Greek Theatre in Modern Dress' and a series of lectures from European and American professors will be offered.
The Workshop starts on July 3rd and ends August 12th 1995. The program is fully accredited: complete instruction for 12 credit hours (or 8 semester hours). The Workshop's language is English.
The climax of the whole program will be a small-scale production of an ancient play involving all students in either acting or technical roles.
EC students are eligible for grants from the European Commission to cover tuition, and outstanding or particularly deserving students will receive further help with airfare and full-board accomodation.
Within the EC please contact:
Ms. K. Zacharia
18 Gledhow Gardens
London SW5 0AY
Students in the United States should contact:
Duke Jackson, Chairman
Department of Fine Arts
Georgia Southwestern College
800 Wheatley Street
Americus, GA 31709-4693
Tel. (912) 931-2204
Or contact the Workshop's main office:
George Christodoulakis, Director
Hydra Workshop of Ancient Greek Theatre
Postal Box One
Tel. and Fax: (0298) 52054