BRITISH ACADEMY CONFERENCE
Faces of the Infinite: Neoplatonism and Poetics at the Confluence of Africa, Asia and Europe
Thursday & Friday, 9 & 10 November 2017, 9.30am - 5.00pm
Please note that a third day of the conference will be hosted by SOAS on Saturday, 11 November 2017 at SOAS. If you would like to attend this third day, which is free of charge Please click here.
Professor Stefan Sperl, SOAS, University of London
Professor Trevor Dadson FBA, Queen Mary University of London
Dr Yorgos Dedes, SOAS, University of London
The conference is intended to generate the first comparative overview of the extent to which Neoplatonist philosophy has permeated poetic forms, styles, themes and figurative language as well as poetic theory in seven principal languages of the greater Mediterranean region, from late antiquity to the modern period. Listed in alphabetical order, they are Arabic, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Persian, Spanish and Turkish. The findings are intended to result in a major publication which will shed light on the significance of Neoplatonism as a cross-cultural phenomenon which links the literary traditions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
Professor Walter Andrews, University of Seattle
Professor Leili Anvar, INALCO, Paris
Dr Abigail Brundin, University of Cambridge
Professor Christina D’Ancona, University of Pisa
Dr.Neslihan Demirkol, Ankara Social Sciences University
Professor Carl W. Ernst, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Professor Ferial J. Ghazoul, The American University in Cairo
Dr Didem Havlioğlu, Duke University
Dr David Hernández de la Fuente, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Madrid
Professor Mehmet Kalpaklı, Bilkent University, Ankara
Professor Ahmad Karimi-Hakkak, University of Maryland
Dr Alexander Matthew Key, Stanford University
Dr Kazuyo Murata, King’s College, London
Professor Johannes Niehoff-Panagiotidis, Freie Universität, Berlin
Professor Terence O’Reilly, University College, Cork
Professor David Ricks, King’s College, London
Professor Claudio Rodríguez Fer, University of Santiago de Compostela
Professor John Roe, University of York
Dr Adena Tanenbaum, Ohio State University
Professor Richard Taylor, Marquette University
Professor Colin Thompson, University of Oxford
Professor Julian Weiss, King’s College, London
Dr Joachim Yeshaya, University of Gent
A registration fee is payable in advance at the time of booking: £95 for attending both days (9 & 10 November); £50 for attending one day (9 or 10 November).
There are reduced fees for the unwaged/retired and for undergraduate and postgraduate students: £36 for attending both days (9 & 10 November); £20 for attending one day (9 or 10 November).
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Refreshments and lunch will be provided on both days. Vegetarian options will be provided for lunch. Please state on the registration form if you have any special dietary requirements; if you are registering after 30 October 2017, please email your dietary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org.