CFP: Performance in Greek Culture: Ancient and Modern
Submission deadline: Monday, October 15 2012
Saturday, February 23 2013
St. Petersburg College
Saint Petersburg, United States
The founding premise of the American Foundation for Greek Language and Culture (AFGLC) is that the cultural crises that face western societies—and the societies with which they interact in a global economy—are due in no small part to the neglect of the classical origins of western culture by contemporary institutions of higher education. The AFGLC is dedicated to the proposition that this resolution of this crisis, and the well-being not only of our society but of those throughout the world, is best served by examining these ancient origins as well as modern institutions and practices that are derived from them: democracy and the ideal of an engaged citizenry; literature, art, and architecture that embody cultural values; systematic thought of the sort exemplified by philosophy, medicine, theology, history, the sciences, and mathematics; philanthropy and the notion of things held in common; and the very idea of a university education with the respect, indeed, reverence, for things of mind and spirit that such an education is meant to instill.
In the hope of accomplishing these ends, the AFGLC with its international arm, the International Center for Greek Language and Culture (IFGLC), works to endow in perpetuity Interdisciplinary Centers for Hellenic Studies (ICHS) at universities and colleges. Each year, the AFGLC holds a forum in conjunction with theICHS, aimed at bringing together academics, scholars, students, and engaged citizens. The goals of the conference are to encourage the study Hellenic culture as well as to energize citizens, including business and community leaders, in supporting Centers for Hellenic studies in institutions of higher learning.Papers are welcome on all of the genres of Greek culture that are performed: poetry, theatre, film, religion, music and dance, as well as the material culture that supports these performances. If you wish to present your work at this year’s forum, please submit an abstracts by October 15, 2012 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Each paper will be allocated 20 minutes for presentation, and should be written for an audience consisting of engaged citizens and business and community leaders, as well as college students and faculty. Notification regarding acceptance will be sent on December 1, 2012. There will be sessions devoted to presentations from both undergraduate and graduate students.
For more information E-mail Joanne Waugh email@example.com or contact the USF ICHS (813-974-4450).