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Jo Paul: Confessions of a Classics Cinephile

One of the reasons why I love working on classical receptions is that there’s always so much new material to get stuck into.  While colleagues working on, say, classical literature are left fantasising about the discovery of new fragments – … Continue reading

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Henry Stead: And My Story Begins in Russia

Recently back from Russia, Henry Stead (Open) tells of some of his experiences in St. Petersburg this summer and reflects on beginning his new research project, Brave New Classics, which investigates the impact of the Russian Revolution on British classics until 1956: “… … Continue reading

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Allan Hiscutt: An Unexpected Journey

When I signed up for Reading University’s MA in Ancient Art a few days after retiring from a long career as a forensic scientist, what did I expect? Well, I thought I’d learn about Greek pottery, and I did; I … Continue reading

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Reception and schools: why teaching with the Brilliant Club is a brilliant idea

by Amanda Potter I found out about the Brilliant Club soon after I had completed my PhD with the Open University, and it seemed like a great idea. The charity places PhD students and early career academics in schools, to … Continue reading

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Revolutions and Classics: Friday 22 July 2016: full programme available!

CRSN’s next event will be held at University College London: the co-organisers are Barbara Goff (b.e.goff@reading.ac.uk) and Rosa Andújar (r.andujar@ucl.ac.uk) and you should contact them with any queries. Attendance is free: tickets here. Postgraduate bursaries are available: the information on these … Continue reading

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A new Handbook to the Reception of Greek drama

If you are looking for resources to support your teaching, or thinking of developing a new syllabus in classical reception, you’ll be interested in the latest publication by CRSN member Betine van Zyl Smit. She had edited the Handbook to the Reception of … Continue reading

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Victoria McVicar: Solon in the eighteenth century

I’m a fairly new member of the CRSN Executive Committee. I’m a graduate student at UCL, and I came to work on classical reception through a fairly organic process. My MA thesis was to all intents and purposes a ‘reception’ … Continue reading

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Helen King: Reception and remaking

by Helen King (co-convenor of CRSN) It took me a while to realise that what I do is classical reception. My first degree was in Ancient History/Social Anthropology, so I’d already had an existential crisis as to whether I was … Continue reading

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By Jove! Classical reception at the Film & History Conference

by Meredith E. Safran Greetings, CSRN Blog readers! I’m writing as the Area Chair for Classical Antiquity at the 2016 annual meeting of the international Film & History Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA (26-30 October). The conference is currently accepting paper … Continue reading

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A summer of reception?

We’re using this post to publicize a couple of CRSN-related UK-based events coming up in the next few months. Marking the publication of their special issue of Classical Receptions Journal on the legacy of Greek political thought, in a recent … Continue reading

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