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»Ted Hughes and the Classics,«
University of Edinburgh, Nov 25–27 2005.

Last Update: 14-xi-2005
 

Schedule

»Ted Hughes and the Classics«
School of History and Classics, Edinburgh University
Faculty Room South, David Hume Tower 25th-27th November 2005

 

Friday 25 November

6pm

Wine reception

6.30-6.45pm

Welcome

 

6.45- 8.15pm

Session 1: Origins and Career

Keith Sagar (Manchester University): »Ted Hughes and the Classics«

Christine Finn (Bradford University): »›My first six years shaped everything‹: the childscape and pre-history of Ted Hughes's classical world«

 

Saturday 26 November

 

8.30-10.30am

Session 2: Myth

Neil Roberts (Sheffield University): »Hughes's Myth: the Classics in Gaudete and Cave Birds«

Vanda Zajko (Bristol University): »›Mutilated towards alignment?‹: Prometheus On His Crag and the ›Cambridge School‹ of Anthropology«

Sema Taskin (Bilkent University): on Hughes's Prometheus

Janne Drangsholt (Stavanger University): »A Mythic Poet«

 

10.30-11.00 Coffee

 

11.00-12.00am

Session 3: Language

Michael Silk (King's College London): »Ted Hughes: Allusion and Poetic Language«

 

12.00-1.15pm

Session 4: Tragedy

Lorna Hardwick (Open University): »Can poets do drama? The case of Ted Hughes«.

Felicity Rosslyn (Leicester University): »Hughes in search of the tragic«

 

1.15pm Lunch

 

2.15pm-3.15pm

Session 5: Oresteia

Alison Burke (Open University): »From Page to Stage: Hughes' Oresteia at the Royal National Theatre«

Hallie Marshall (University of British Columbia): on Ted Hughes and Tony Harrison

 

3 .15-3.45pm Tea

 

3.45-6.30pm

Session 6: Alcestis

Sarah Brown (Cambridge University): on Hughes, Alcestis and poetic predecessors

David Gervais (Reading University): »Ted Hughes, Racine and Euripides«

Lenore Smith (James Cook University): »›Inner Music – Naked Cadences‹: Ted Hughes's Alcestis«

Nephie Christodoulides (University of Cyprus): »Ted Hughes's Alcestis: dans le fond des forêts votre image me suit«

 

Sunday 27 November

 

9-11am

Session 7: Epic

Jennifer Ingleheart (Durham University): »Transformations of the Actaeon myth: Ovid, Metamorphoses 3 and Ted Hughes's Tales from Ovid«

Anne-Marie Tatham (Grenoble University): »›Passion in extremis‹: a study of love, fate and metamorphosis in Hughes's Tales from Ovid«

Garrett Jacobsen (Denison University) »Ovid Unbound: Ted Hughes and the Metamorphoses«

Stuart Gillespie (Glasgow University): on Hughes's Odyssey

 

11.00-11.30 Coffee

 

11.30-12.30pm

Session 8: Seneca

John Talbot (Brigham Young University): »Eliot's Seneca and Lowell's Senecanism in Hughes's Oedipus«

Katie Fleming (Queen Mary's, London): »›That stately horror‹: Ted Hughes's translation of Seneca's Oedipus«

 

12.30-1.30pm Lunch

 

1.30-3.30pm

Session 9: Minor Genres

Roger Rees (Edinburgh University): »The classical genre in Ted Hughes's Laureate poetry«

Genevieve Lively (Bristol University): »Birthday Letters from Pontus: Hughes, Ovid, and the white noise of elegy«

Elina Dagonaki (Oxford University): »The Hidden Orestes: A ›Euripidean‹ reading of the Orestes' myth«

David Johansson (Brevard Community College): »Of Pictures, the Discloser: ›Song for Phallus‹«

 

For bookings forms, email r.d.rees@ed.ac.uk r.d.rees<at>ed.ac.uk or go to the conference website

 

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