Exploring Greek Literature:
Epic and Tragedy
Saturday, 16 April, 2016
Stranmillis College, Belfast
11 am – 1 pm
Please join us for a morning of lectures dedicated to exploring Greek epic and tragedy, hosted by The Open University in Northern Ireland & the Republic of Ireland and the Classics Association in Northern Ireland (CANI).
The event will feature lectures by two dynamic Classics scholars with a knack for bringing the ancient world to life through their research engagement in Greek literature.
**PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A SEPARATE EVENT TO THE Greek Tragedy and Epic For Schools EVENT IN THE PETER FROGGAT CENTRE IN QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY 1:15pm-3pm
EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO EITHER (OR BOTH!)**
Dr Laura Swift (OU) specialises in archaic and classical Greek poetry and drama. She has also blogged on a variety of popular classical themes, including ancient haircuts. Having served as the academic consultant on the National Theatre’s production of Antigone, she will be drawing from her experience of Greek theatre in academic and popular contexts in her session on Greek tragedy. For more information on Dr Swift, see her webpage at http://www.open.ac.uk/people/ls9939
Dr William Allan (Oxford) will be drawing on his extensive research in Greek literature for his lecture on the Greek epic. To find out more about his research interests and involvements, see his webpage at http://www.univ.ox.ac.uk/univ-people/dr-william-allan