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Reading across divides: Imperial allegory, its cultural contexts and intermedial entanglements

Reading across divides: Imperial allegory, its cultural contexts and intermedial entanglements

Reading across divides: Imperial allegory, its cultural contexts and intermedial entanglements

Reading across divides: Imperial allegory, its cultural contexts and intermedial entanglements

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This conference aims to explore the many forms of allegory in the imperial period, focusing on their interconnectedness across cultural divisions and medial borders. Popular with Greeks and Romans, Christians, Jews, pagans, philosophers, theologians and rhetoricians, allegory provides a unique opportunity to investigate the complex processes of exchange between all these groups. Furthermore, ‘Reading across divides’ grapples with the hermeneutical challenges resulting from the contrast between the ‘serious’ goal of allegoresis to mine texts for esoteric wisdom and the speculative, often ludic means by which this objective is being achieved.

The papers will be pre-circulated; the discussions will be introduced by brief summaries and invited responses.

Two lunches, a drinks reception, and coffee/tea are covered by the registration fee.

If you would like to book accommodation at St John’s College for the time of the conference (approx. £90 per night, single en suite rooms including breakfast), please get in touch with Benedek Kruchió ([email protected]).

The conference starts around noon on 14 September and ends in the early afternoon of 16 September so as to facilitate same-day travelling.

For further information, please contact Benedek Kruchió ([email protected]) or Jonas Grethlein ([email protected])

Attendee CategoryCost   
1. Standard Registration£30.00[Read More]
2. Member of University of Cambridge or Regensburg£0.00[Read More]

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