Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Combat Trauma on the Ancient Stage Conference at NYU April 20-21


Combat Trauma on the Ancient Stage Conference

Hosted by Aquila Theatre, the NYU Center for Ancient Studies and Humanities Initiative and supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities
Wednesday April 20 and Thursday April 21, 2011

Staged Reading

Selections From Homer’s Odyssey, Aeschylus’ Agamemnon,
Sophocles’ Ajax and Euripides’ Herakles.

Peter Meineck, New York University with Aquila Theatre and Friends
6:30PM Wednesday, April 20 2011
Hemmerdinger Hall
100 Washington Square East, New York, NY 10003

Pirandello’s Six Characters In Search of An Author & Post-Show Discussion

Aquila Theatre at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
8:00PM Thursday, April 21 2011
566 Laguardia Place, New York, NY 10012
For Tickets Please Click Here

Conference Schedule:

All events at Hemmerdinger Hall (100 Washington Square East, New York, NY 10003) except for Six Characters In Search of An Author at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20 2011

4:30PM Welcome
Matthew S. Santirocco, Seryl Kushner Dean, College of Arts and Science, and Angelo J. Ranieri Director of Ancient Studies, NYU
4:45PM Keynote Address
Denying Combat Trauma: The Missing Diagnosis in Ancient Greece
David Konstan, New York University
6:00PM Reception
6:30PM Ancient Greeks / Modern Lives Staged Reading
Selections From Homer’s Odyssey, Aeschylus’ Agamemnon,
Sophocles’ Ajax and Euripides’ Herakles.

Peter Meineck, New York University with Aquila Theatre and Friends
(To RSVP please call (212) 998-8017 or email aquila@aquilatheatre.com)

THURSDAY, APRIL 21 2011

9:45AM Introduction
10:00AM SESSION 1
Dreams of My Father: Warfare and Paternity in Sophocles

Robin Mitchell-Boyask, Temple University
Women After War: Weaving Nostos in Homeric Epic and in the 21st Century
Corinne Pache, Trinity Universitiy
Performing Greek Tragedy at GITMO: Excavating an Ancient Audience
Bryan Doerries, Theater of War Productions
12:00PM lunch break
1:30PM SESSION 2
Recollections of Combat Trauma in the Dialogues of Plato
S. Sara Monoson, Northwestern University
When war is performed, what do soldiers see and hear,
think and say-or not say?

Tom Palaima, University of Texas at Austin
3:00PM break
3:30 SESSION 3
Of Dreamers and Ravished minds: Surviving War, Surviving Trauma
Lawrence A. Tritle, Loyola Marymount University
The Veteran’s Voice – A Town Hall Meeting

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