Online: APGRD/BCLA Research Seminar Series: Receptions and Comparatisms, University of Oxford, Michaelmas Term, 2021 (11 Oct – 29 Nov)

The APGRD Research Seminar 2021, co-organised with The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH) and the British Comparative Literature Association (BCLA), and with the support of the Oxford Comparative Criticism and Translation research centre (OCCT), will take place online on Mondays at 5pm (UK time) in Michaelmas Term, from 11 Oct. to 29 Nov.

The seminars will take place on Zoom, to register please email:

Recordings of the speakers (but not the Q&A with attendees) will be made available on YouTube.

Schedule and speakers

Monday, October 11, 2021 – 5:00pm
Emily Greenwood (Princeton)
María del Pilar Blanco (Oxford)

Monday, October 18, 2021 – 5:00pm
Tim Rood (Oxford)
Adhira Mangalagiri (QMUL)

What is a language?
Monday, October 25, 2021 – 5:00pm
Lucy Jackson (Durham)
Matthew Reynolds (Oxford)

Orality and script worlds
Monday, November 1, 2021 – 5:00pm

Patrice Rankine (University of Chicago)
Haun Saussy (University of Chicago)

Monday, November 8, 2021 – 5:00pm
Phiroze Vasunia (UCL)
Francesca Orsini (SOAS)
Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad (Lancaster)

Monday, November 15, 2021 – 5:00pm
Marchella Ward (Oxford)
Mathura Umachandran (Cornell)
Joanna Page (Cambridge)

Monday, November 22, 2021 – 5:00pm

Clara Bosak-Schroeder (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Alexander Beecroft (University of South Carolina)

Monday, November 29, 2021 – 5:00pm
Brooke Holmes (Princeton)
Ben Hutchinson (Kent)

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The Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama (APGRD) is a pioneering international centre for research into performances of Greek and Roman drama worldwide, from antiquity to the present, on stage, screen and radio, in opera and dance. The APGRD also aims to create a wider community of scholarship, drawing upon experts and practitioners from the worlds of classics, theatre, music and dance. For more information, go to the APGRD website.

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