Pacific Rim Roman Literature Seminar 33

Pacific Rim Roman Literature Seminar 33

The University of Newcastle, 10 - 12 July 2019

The thirty-third meeting of the PacRim Roman Literature Seminar will be held at The University of Newcastle from 10 - 12 July 2019. A reception will be held 6pm 9 July. The theme for the 2019 conference is Roman Memory.

Accepted papers include: representations of Roman history in subsequent periods, the ways in which Latin authors rewrite earlier Roman literature, the use of the Muses as repositories of cultural memory, commemorations of the dead, the methods by which Roman writers position themselves in the literary tradition, the reception of Latin literature in both antiquity and later eras, the loss and recovery of historical memory, the processes of collective memory, the art of forgetting, and resistance to official efforts to erase memory through damnatio memoriae. 

Papers are 30 minutes in length (with fifteen minutes of discussion time). The Pacific Rim Seminar does not run parallel sessions; participants may attend any or all papers.

A full programme will be available shortly.

Registration: $100 or $75 (postgraduates, unwaged). Registration includes a reception on 9 July and morning/afternoon teas.

Conference convenors:


Room 803, NewSpace, The University of Newcastle’s city precinct (Cnr Hunter and Auckland Streets, Newcastle NSW; phone +61 2 4921 5000)

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