High and Low Literature in Late Antiquity

International Society for Late Antique Literary Studies second annnual conference, Boston University, November 14-15, 2014


The second annual conference of the International Society for Late Antique Literary Studies (ISLALS) will convene on the campus of Boston University on November 14-15 2014. The theme of the conference is High and Low Literature in Late Antiquity. We seek papers that examine what constituted “high” and “low” literature in late antiquity. Can and should we separate the two categories?  What areas of late antique literature confirm or problematize this distinction? How did late antique authors think about the high and the low? How did they use the categories rhetorically? How, historically, have critics brought those categories to bear on the reception of late antique literature? If you would like to participate, please send an abstract of your paper via email attachment to the steering committee by August 15 2014: smcgill@rice.edu, Joseph_Pucci@brown.edu, dbright@emory.edu. Papers should be no more than thirty minutes in length.

ISLALS requires no dues and there is no registration fee for the conference. ISLALS will provide refreshments during the conference. All other meals as well as lodging and travel will be the responsibility of participants. A closing banquet for all conference participants, at a set price, will round out this year’s gathering. Please send queries about conference particulars to James Uden at uden@bu.edu. General queries about ISLALS may be sent to any member of the steering committee.

This entry was posted in Conferences. Bookmark the permalink.