DIDASKALIA

LISTINGS: CONFERENCES AND RESOURCES

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.

CALL FOR PAPERS

Dressing, Undressing, and Cross-Dressing in Classical Antiquity

CALIFORNIA CLASSICAL ASSOCIATION, SOUTHERN SECTION
Semiannual Meeting
Scripps College,
Claremont,
California
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,
CCA-SS,
Classics Program,
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 University,
Syracuse, NY 13244
USA

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

Purpose Partners in the network will collect and develop study material relating to the adaptation and performance of ancient Greek texts in modern Europe, and will analyze the differences in approach to a common cultural heritage. The focus will be on post - l960 productions which are not merely revivals but make a social and/or political comment on contemporary society. The study material will be collected and developed for use in courses throughout the network.

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)

Methodology
Participating partners will collect documents (reviews, articles, chapters of books and iconographic material including videos and slides) relating to important adaptations (post l960) of the plays of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides and Aristophanes. They will focus primarily on their own countries and examine the social/political comment of the adaptations. The material will be presented at a forum in Athens in May l995 where the participants will consider similarities and differences in order to draw some comparative conclusions. The material will then be compiled into a teaching pack and/or textbook for a course which can be taught throughout the network. Many of the participating partners have already conducted research or taught courses in this area and will contribute their own previously collected material. New methods in performance analysis and historiography which have been developed by some of the participants will be used to illuminate the material.
Outcome
Materials collected and presented in 1995 will be compiled into a textbook or study pack or CD-ROM will be compiled to be used with iconographic material (slides and video tapes) for use as course material throughout the network.

Participants in the 1995 conference will be responsible for their own airfare and accommodations.

For further information please contact:

Steve Wilmer
Beckett Centre
Trinity College Dublin
Dublin 2
Ireland
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.edu

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: DECEMBER 10, 1994


POSITION AVAILABLE

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Theatre

Department 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:

Chair
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

  • Tuesday 7 March
    Professor Eric Handley: 'Greek Comedy in the Theatre'
    1:15 PM,
    Lecture Theatre,British Museum
    Admission Free
  • Tuesday 14 March
    Dr. Sue Blundell: 'Aristophanes' Lysistrata and Weaving Women's Values'
    1:15 PM,
    Lecture Theatre, British Museum
    Admission Free
  • Tuesday 21 - Friday 24 March
    Chloe Productions Workshops: 'The Cyclops: Ancient Drama and the Satyr Play'
    11:30 AM and 2:30 PM
    Theatre Museum, Covent Garden
    Tickets available from the Education Department,
    Theatre Museum,
    Russell St.,
    Covent Garden,
    London WC2E 7PA
    Tel. (071) 836 7891
  • Friday 31 March
    Dr. David Wiles: 'Aeschylus in the Light of Japanese Theatre Practice'
    1:15 PM
    Lecture Theatre, British Museum
    For information on the performances at the London Festival of Greek Drama, click here.

  • RESEARCHING DRAMA AND THEATRE IN EDUCATION

    An international Conference at the University of Exeter
    School of Education
    Devon, England
    10-13 April, 1995
    This conference will bring together researchers and those interested in research in drama in education, educational theatre and related areas. It will examine current work and the research models embedded in it. It will also form the focus for the launch of an international research journal, generate ideas on desirable future development and set in place an international network of drama researchers. It is expected that the conference business will be approximately 70% drama in education and 30% educational theatre. Time will be allocated for informal discussions, visits to the poster sessions and a publishers' exhibition. A detailed programme will be forwarded to participants prior to the conference.
    The residential fee is UK230.00, to cover accommodation, breakfasts, lunches, dinners and drinks during breaks in the programme, conference papers and registration. The non-residential fee is UK120.00, to cover lunches and drinks at appropriate times, conference papers and registration.
    The balance of the fees must be paid by 17 February, 1995.

    For further information please contact:

    John Somers
    University of Exeter School of Education
    Heavitree Road
    Exeter
    Devon
    EX1 2LU
    UK
    Tel. (01392) 264824
    Fax (01392) 264736

    ONE-DAY CONFERENCE

    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:

    Edith Hall
    Dept. of Classics
    Faculty of Letters
    University of Reading
    Whiteknights
    Reading
    RG6 2AA
    UK

    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:

    • Support for animating stage props and elements.
    • Support for animating (positioning, aiming) hundreds of lightsources in a friendly and efficient way not provided by 3D Studio.
    • Support for creating color-fading and cross-fading color washes of lightsources.
    • Support for automatically generating the 3D geometry for lightsources, lighting rigs, etc. from a 2D map designed as the basic layout.
    • Support for automatically generating electronics connection circuits directly from the stage data and models created in the software.
    • Support for generating animations of productions and ideas either by recording in full broadcast quality, or by 256 color animations played from the computer system, for communications with clients by using visual feedback.
    • Support for all industry standard lightsource types (parabolic arches, spotlights, etc).
    Not sure (yet):
    • Support for pyrotechnics (explosions, fire, smoke).
    • Support for laser projection systems.
    What will (can) not be supported:
    • 100% exact lighting simulation
    Comments and questions should be directed to
    Stefan Didak
    Animagic

    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
    Dionysus
    26, Charlton Street
    York YO2 1JN
    ENGLAND
    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
    Flat 1
    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
    USA
    Tel. (912) 931-2204

    Or contact the Workshop's main office:
    George Christodoulakis, Director
    Hydra Workshop of Ancient Greek Theatre
    Postal Box One
    Hydra 18040
    Greece
    Tel. and Fax: (0298) 52054

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