The Greeks: muses, myths, and modernities
3 May 2007
Monash University Conference Centre, Melbourne
- Associate Professor Peter Murphy (School of English, Communications and Performance Studies, Monash University)
- Associate Professor Louis Ruprecht (William Suttles Chair, Department of Religious Studies, Georgia State University)
- Associate Professor David S.J. Luis (Department of Philosophy, Ateneo de Manila University)
- Professor Vassilis Lambropoulos (Chair in Modern Greek, Department of Classical Studies and Program in Comparative Literature, University of Michigan)
- Associate Professor Vrasidas Karalis (Department of Modern Greek, University of Sydney)
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Troy and Gallipoli: The Australian Myth of Foundation
Peter Murphy (Monash)
Peter Murphy is the author of Civic Justice (Prometheus/Humanity Books, 2001), coauthor of Dialectic of Romanticism (Continuum, 2004), and coeditor of Agon, Logos, Polis (Franz Steiner Verlag, 2001).
Modern shrines to an ancient muse: a religious history of the modern public art museum
Louis Ruprecht Jr. (Georgia State)
Louis Ruprecht is author of Was Greek Thought Religious? On the Use and Abuse of Hellenism, From Rome to Romanticism (Palgrave, 2002), Symposia: Plato, the Erotic and Moral Value (SUNY, 1999), Afterwords: Hellenism, Modernism and the Myth of Decadence (SUNY, 1996), Tragic Posture and Tragic Vision: Against the Modern Failure of Nerve (Continuum, 1994).
The Reclamation of Classical Antiquity For Post-Modern Times
Luis David (Ateneo de Manila)
Luis David is editor of Budhi, the leading journal of ideas and culture in the Philippines.
Governance, Violence, and Justice in Modern Tragedy: on the 1946 tragedy 'Capodistrian' by Nikos Kazantzakis
Vassilis Lambropoulos (Michigan)
Vassilis Lambropoulos is author of The Tragic Idea (Duckworth, 2006), The Rise of Eurocentrism (Princeton University Press, 1993), and Literature as National Institution (Princeton University Press, 1988).
Can ancient myths express modern politics? Some comments on Theo Angelopoulos’ Ulysses Gaze
Vrasidas Karalis (Sydney)
Vrasidas Karalis is the author of Nikos Kazantzakis and the Palimpsest of History (Kanakis, 1995) and a number of translation-studies of books by Michael Psellos, Michael Doukas, and Leo the Deacon. He is also the translator of Patrick White’s Voss and A Cheery Soul into Greek.
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