Translating Greek Tragedy 

in Sixteenth-Century Europe​

Friday 14th December 2018


Supported by: Sorbonne Paris Nord, Université Grenoble Alpes, the Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama (Oxford), and University of Oxford, St Hilda's College,  Université de la Réunion, and DIRE

Organised by: Tristan Alonge (La Réunion), Giovanna Di Martino (Oxford), Cécile Dudouyt (Paris 13)


Registration and Coffee ​10h30 - 11h00


Welcome from Fiona Macintosh (Oxford) and the organizers 

Panel 1 - Southern Europe I

Chair - Sarah Knight (Leicester)

11h00 - 12h00

  • Elia Borza (Université Catholique de Louvain) Neo-Latin Sophocles; an Overview of the Neo-Latin Translations of Sophocles in Renaissance Europe

  • Giovanna Di Martino (Oxford) Theatre Translation and Aeschylus in Early Modern Italy: three case studies


​12h00 - 12h15 Coffee break

Panel 2 - Southern Europe II

Chair - Blair Hoxby (Stanford)

​12h15 - 13h15

  • Speaker 1 - Claudia Cuzzotti (Indipendent) The Hecuba by Michelangelo the Younger (1568-1647): translation and adaptation of Greek tragedy in the Italian Renaissance

  • Speaker 2 - Luísa Resende (Lisboa) Sophocles in sixteenth-century Portugal. Aires Vitória’s Tragédia del Rei Agaménom


​13h15 - 14h30 Lunch

Panel 3 - Northern Europe I

Chair - Blair Hoxby (Stanford)

14h30 - 15h50

  • Speaker 1 - Malika Bastin-Hammou (Université Grenoble Alpes) Translating Greek (para)tragedy in the Renaissance

  • Speaker 2 - Thomas Baier (Würzburg) Camerarius on Greek Tragedy

  • Speaker 3 - Angelica Vedelago (Padua) Thomas Watson’s Antigone: the didacticism of Neo-Latin academic drama


​15h50 - 16h10 Coffee break

Panel 4 - Northern Europe II

Chair - Tiphaine Karsenti (Paris X) 

16h10 - 17h30

  • Speaker 1 - Cécile Dudouyt (Paris 13) Translating and Play-writing: Robert Garnier’s patchwork technique

  • Speaker 2 - Tristan Alonge (Université de la Réunion) Praising the King, Raising the Dauphin: an unknown sixteenth-century French translation from Euripides recovered

  • Speaker 3 - Tanya Pollard (CUNY) – Translating and Transgendering Greek Heroines in Early Modern England

Plenary led by Stuart Gillespie (Glasgow)

17h30 - 18h30


​18h30 - 19h45 Drinks Reception (Senior Common Room)

  • Book launch of Epic Performances from the Middle Ages into the Twenty-First Century, eds. Fiona Macintosh, Justine McConnell, Stephen Harrison, and Claire Kenward (OUP 2018) 

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