11-12 Jan 2008 / University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Iliad Warfare

Text Formation in Antiquity

WSWG 24 was meant to investigate accretional and other long text formation processes in antiquity, to see what regularities emerge from comparison of examples, and what progress can be made on unsolved problems, with special attention to ethos transmutations, such as a war narrative being recast for a pacific audience, or a doctrinal repository adjusting to changes in doctrine.

AIn the event, funding was not secured and the conference never took place. The tentative program is here preserved for its possible interest.

Friday 23 Apr 2010

6 PM: Opening Banquet (location TBA)


Saturday 24 Apr 2010
Historical Examples

9 AM: First Morning Session: War Into Peace I

The Iliad
The Chanson du Roland

10:30 AM: Tea Break

11 AM: Second Morning Session: War Into Peace II

The Mahabharata
Central Eurasian Epic

12:30 PM: Lunch

1:30 PM: First Afternoon Session: Evolving Doctrine I

The Gospel of Mark
The Pauline Corpus

3 PM:Tea Break

3:30 PM. Second Afternoon Session: Evolving Doctrine II

The Analects of Confucius
The Gwandz

6 PM: Chinese Banquet (TBA)


Sunday 25 April 2010
Prospects for Research

9 AM: First Morning Session: Text Horizons

Open Discussion

10:30 AM: Tea Break

11 AM: Second Morning Session: Business Meeting

Book Possibilities
Journal Possibilities
Future Meetings

12:30 PM: Lunch


In Person / *In Absentia

Stephen C Angle (Wesleyan)
A Taeko Brooks (UMass/Amherst)
E Bruce Brooks (UMass/Amherst)
Alvin P Cohen (UMass/Amherst)
Tim Lubin (Washington and Lee)
Haun Saussy (Yale)
Andrew Taylor (Ottawa)
Phil Wagoner (Wesleyan)

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