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Programme & Abstracts



Monday 24th June 2013

11.30-13.00 Registration: Yorkshire Bank foyer, Business School

Check-in for accommodation: Storm Jameson Court East Block

Lunch available on campus on pay-as-you-go basis CAMPUS MAP

13:00-14.15 Welcome: Yorkshire Bank Lecture Theatre (YBLT)

Plenary session: Karl Galinsky (University of Texas at Austin)

14.15-14.30 Short break
14.30-16.30 Panel 1a: Hercules and the Christians (YBLT)

Allan (Otago) - Apprehending Christ through Herakles: ‘Christ-curious’ Greeks and Revelation 5-6

Anagostou-Laoutides (Monash) - The Tides of Virtue … and Vice: Heracles among the Christians

Athanasopoulou (UCL) - At the Root of a Universal Proverb: “Heracles’ lion skin doesn’t make you brave”

MacMahon (Independent) - Wearing the Hero on Your Sleeve: piecing together the materials of the Heraklean myth in late Roman Egypt

Panel 1b: The Tragic Hero (1.09)

Rocklein (Arizona) - Shattered Female Greek Virtue:Dejanira as depicted in Handel's Hercules

OKell (Leeds) - Heracles between Public and Private: spinning Sophocles’ Trachiniae

Hamstead (Leeds) – Herakles and Filicide

Wrigley (Westminster) - “An everyday tale of life in ancient times (and in EastEnders)”: Timberlake Wertenbaker’s Dianeira (Radio 3, 1999).

16.30-17:00 Tea/coffee and biscuits: Yorkshire Bank foyer
17:00-18.30 Panel 2a: Late Mediaeval Florence & Beyond (YBLT)

Kouneni (St Andrews) - Hercules in Late Medieval Italy: Images of a pagan hero in ecclesiastical settings

Scafoglio (Naples) - Dante’s Hercules

Sienkewicz (Monmouth, Il.) - Herculean Transformations in Florence

Panel 2b: The Comic Hero (1.09)

Harrop (Rose Bruford/RCSSD) - “Ercles’ Vein”: Heracles as Bottom in Ted Hughes’ Alcestis

Frade (Lisbon) - “Breaking news: Hercules is the son of Zeus” - The chorus in Helen Eastman’s Hercules

Helen Eastman (Oxford) - Writing and Directing Hercules, Chester 2010

19:00 Dinner: Great Woodhouse Room, University House
20.30 Evening activity: YBLT

George Rodosthenous (Leeds): director, The Wife of Herakles (2010)

Tuesday 25th June 2013

07.45-08.45 Breakfast (for residents): Refectory South
09.00-11.00 Panel 3a: The Victorian Age (YBLT)

Hall & Spear (KCL) - Hercules and Abolition

James (OU) - The Herculean Worker? - Identifying the hero and his ideological stance in the Trade Union emblem

Schultze (Durham) - Hercules among the Victorians: myths and typologies

Richardson (Leeds) – Hercules Burlesqued

Panel 3b: Modern Popular Culture (G31)

Almagor (Bar Ilan) - A New Hercules? The Twelve Tasks of Asterix

Koning (Leiden) - Hercules, Lion of Olympus

Nogueira (Algarve) - Hercules in Music in the 20th and 21st Centuries

A. Michalopoulos (Athens) - «Ο Ηρακλής πήρε το ρόπαλό του» [“Heracles got his club”]: the reception of Herakles in modern Greek press

11.00-11.30 Tea/coffee and biscuits: Yorkshire Bank foyer
11.30-13.00 Panel 4a: Herculean Emblems (YBLT)

Adams (Glasgow) - Hercules in Emblem Books: a survey

Castaldo (Salento) - Herakles the Musician: The sixteenth-century recovery of a classical iconography

Vassilieva-Codognet (Paris) - Hercules in a dress: Gender-Inverted and Christianized variations on Hercules at the Crossroads in seventeenth-century emblemata

Panel 4b: Renaissance Literature (G31)

Delgiannis (Athens) - Prohemium visionis Herculis … e graeco in latinum traductae per … Saxolum Pratensem ad … Alexandrum de Gonzaga: Felice Feliciano and the fifteenth-century Latin translation of Prodicus’ tale of Hercules by Sassolo da Prato

Gwynne (Rome) - Macte animis, Caesar, nostros imitare labores

Harder (Paris) - To Be or not to Be a Man: Hercules at the crossroads and the mythopoetics of masculinity in European (con)texts

13.00-14.00 Lunch: Refectory South
14.00-16.00 Panel 5a: Hercules in France (YBLT)

Bizer (Texas at Austin) - The Erasmean Hercules in Joachim Du Bellay’s Regrets

Wyles (KCL) - Hercules between the Court and Stage in early 17th-century France

Goulbourne (Leeds) - Voltaire’s Hercules

Solomon (Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) - Hercules at the Court of Louis XIV

Panel 5b: A Hero for Children? (G31)

Hodkinson (Leeds) - Hercules in children’s literature: a “warts and all” model of masculinity?

Maurice (Bar Ilan) - Hercules according to Disney and Hallmark: A modern role-model for mini-heroes

Lu (Michigan) - Going the Distance: defining heroism in Disney’s Hercules

Chiu (Vermont) - Child’s Play: The education of young Hercules in two children’s television programs

16.00-16.30 Tea/coffee and biscuits: Yorkshire Bank foyer
16.30-18.00 Panel 6a:C18th Political Imagery (YBLT)

Mainz (Leeds) - Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

Verbanck-Piérard (Belgium) - Prince Charles Alexander of Lorraine and Hercules: a political emblem between tradition and innovation

Medeiros (Coimbra) - Monstrorum dominatori: Emblematic and allegorical representations of the Herculean task performed by D. José I, King of Portuga

Panel 6b: C19th-21st literature (G31)

Kenaan (Haifa) - Hercules and Antaeus: On the modern attraction to antiquity

Ch. Michalopoulos (Thrace) - Herculean Traces in Modern Greek Poetry

Hobden (Liverpool) - Heracles Bound: a new Choice for the hero in Jeannette Winterson’s Weight (2005)

18.00-19.00 Bar
19.00 Dinner: Great Woodhouse Room, University House
20.30 till late Bar

Wednesday 26th June 2013

07.45-08.45 Breakfast (for residents): Refectory South
09:00-10:30 Panel 7: Vice or Virtue (YBLT)

Deacy (Roehampton) - Virtue and Vice in the Adam Room, Grove House

Barrett (Cambridge) - "L'Homme entre le Vice et la Vertu": David Garrick as Sir Joshua Reynolds' Augustan Hercules

Caballero (Munich) - New Representations of Hercules' Madness in Modernity: the depidction of Hercules and Lichas.

10.30-11.00 Tea/coffee and biscuits: Yorkshire Bank foyer
11.00-12.30 Plenary Panel 8: Antipodean Hercules (YBLT)

Dillon (New England, AU) - Hercules “Down Under”: Antipodean experiences of the hero’s machismo

Hawes (Bristol) - The Unsettled Settler: Herakles the colonist and the Labours of Marian Maguire

Marian Maguire - The Labours of Hercules (2006/2007): 12 lithographs and 8 etchings

12.30-13.00 Plenary session: Emma Stafford (Leeds)
13.15 onwards Lunch: Refectory South