116th Annual Conference - Bellingham, Washington
Friday, November 9 - Sunday, November 11, 2018

Ancient-Modern Relations II

Session Chair: 
CJ Armstrong, Concordia University Irvine
Session 8: Sunday 10 am – 11:30 am
Miller Hall 231


  1. Madeleine St. Marie, University of California, Riverside
    This paper will examine representations of ancient civilizations as presented in Sid Meier’s Civilization VI. The paper will also problematize the use of “Rise and Fall” as a historical narrative paradigm and how it shapes game play.
  2. Sonia Sabnis, Reed College
    This paper investigates the reception of Apuleius in contemporary Algeria, highlighting the importance of this North African Roman author to current literary and cultural currents and contrasting elements of this context to studies of reception in anglophone academic contexts.
  3. Brenda Alonzo, California State University Dominguez Hills
    Using an analysis of the staged Greek Tragedy Oedipus Rex, juxtaposed and in conjunction with the modern American adaptation, “The Darker Face of the Earth,” this paper will discuss the antebellum America suffered from a plague equivalently of Thebes; the plague of slavery. Using “Reimagining Greek Tragedy on the American Stage” Helene P. Foley, and Penguin Edition of “Greek Tragedy” as support. 
  4. Márton Hoványi, Yale University
    In my talk focusing on literary theory and theology, I intend to discover the Greek notion of παράβασις, which, as the fulfilment of its own semantics, has always been making detours from its way started in Antiquity. I would like to highlight three such diverse steps in the historical line of the notion, which at the same time requires me to touch upon three different traditions.
Session Cancelled: