Pliny's Epistolary Intertextuality

Calls for Papers

Submitted by Erik Shell on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 12:09pm

Department of Classics and Philosophy, University of Cyprus
Friday 11th – Saturday 12th May 2018

Dr Spyridon Tzounakas and Dr Margot Neger are pleased to announce the International Conference “Pliny’s Epistolary Intertextuality”, which will be held in the Department of Classics and Philosophy, University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus (11 – 12 May 2018).

Although recent years have seen a sharp increase in the number of studies that deal with Pliny’s intertextual and intergeneric relations (especially with Cicero, Tacitus, Quintilian, Martial and Catullus), there is still a lot of room for research in this area. This conference invites papers that explore any aspect of Pliny’s intertextuality in his Letters and welcomes various approaches.

Confirmed keynote speaker: Prof. Roy Gibson, University of Manchester, UK

Papers: The language of the conference is English. The time allocated for a paper is 20-25 minutes, with a further 5-10 minutes allowed for questions or discussion.

Abstract Submission: Proposals should include a name, e-mail address, title, full affiliation and an abstract of no more than 500 words. Abstracts should be sent by e-mail as a PDF attachment to or by no later than 31 December 2017.

Abstracts will be reviewed and notifications will be communicated by no later than 15 January 2018.

Participation: Participation is free. We are able to provide catering in the course of the conference, which will include refreshments/tea/coffee at all breaks, and dinners on the two days.

Please note that we are not able to cover travel and accommodation expenses. All practical information (provisional conference programme, travel and accommodation details, registration procedure, etc.) will be communicated in due course.

Publication: All submitted papers will be subjected to a suitable peer-review process. An edited volume of selected papers arising from the conference is envisaged as a proceedings volume or as a special issue of a journal.