Call for papers Yale 2011

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The Network for the Study of Archaic and Classical Greek Song( invites paper proposals for a conference to be held at Yale University, July 6–10, 2011 with as theme:

Authorship, Authority, and Authenticity in Archaic and Classical Greek Song

The conference will explore authorship-related aspects of all genres of archaic and classical song (choral and monodic, iambic and elegiac poetry). Questions to be addressed include (but are not limited to):

  • How does a song’s reperformance and/or changes in the conditions of its reception affect its authorship?
  • Is authorship assigned to a song or a corpus of songs a check on its distribution or a means of wider propagation?
  • How does archaic Greek song culture compare with the wider issues regarding fakes, pseudepigrapha, and plagiarism in Greek and Roman literature?

Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be sent by Dec. 1, 2010 as an e-mail attachment to Egbert Bakker (, Department of Classics, Yale University. Senders will be notified early in Jan. 2011 whether their paper has been accepted.

The conference is sponsored by the Department of Classics and the Edward J. and Dorothy Clarke Kempf Fund at Yale University.