Athens to Aotearoa: Greece and Rome in New Zealand Literature and Society

Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand), 4-6 September 2014

The Classics Programme at Victoria University of Wellington is delighted to announce a conference on the reception of antiquity in New Zealand, to take place in Wellington on 4-6 September 2014. This conference seeks to explore New Zealand’s relationship with its Greco-Roman heritage both through a critical appraisal of its effects but also by glimpsing into the creative experiences of New Zealand’s writers and artists. To that end, we solicit presentations from students of antiquity as well as New Zealand culture and society, and from New Zealand writers, artists, and performers who have engaged with texts, themes and ideas from antiquity. Our common goal will be the elucidation of New Zealand’s distinctive appropriation of the classics.

We will announce our keynote speaker and circulate a full CFP soon. In the meantime, for further information please do not hesitate to contact Simon Perris: simon.perris@vuw.ac.nz.

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