Dr Martina Treu, Imagines Coordinator
Martina Treu is Associate Professor in Greek Language and Literature at the IULM University, Milan (Italy). She has been Visiting Assistant Professor of Ancient Drama at the University of Venice and at the Catholic University, Brescia. She is member of Imagines Project and of the CRIMTA research centre on Ancient Theatre (Pavia University). She has worked in European theatres and cooperated to many adaptations of classical texts for the stage. Her main works (see iulm.it for a complete list) concern: Aristophanes (Undici cori comici, Genova, 1999, Who’s Afraid of Aristophanes? The Troubled Life of Ancient Comedy in 20th-century Italy, in Ancient Comedy and Reception, ed. by Douglas S. Olson, Berlin, 2013, pp.945-963), Classical Reception (Il teatro antico nel Novecento, Roma, 2009; The History of ancient Drama in modern Italy, in A Handbook to the Reception of Greek Drama, ed. by B. Van Zyl Smit, London, 2016, pp. 221-237; Ajax, in Brill’s Companion to the Reception of Sophocles, ed. by R. Lauriola and K. Demetriou, Leiden / Boston, 2017, pp.27-76), Greek Mythology (La mitologia a test, Milano: 2008, French translation: La mythologie, Paris, 2009). She also edited Emilio Isgrò, L’Orestea di Gibellina e gli altri testi per il teatro (Firenze, 2011).
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Dr Anastasia Bakogianni
Dr Anastasia Bakogianni is Lecturer in Classical Studies at Massey University in New Zealand. She received her PhD from the University of London (2004) and worked as a Research Fellow at the Institute of Classical Studies of the School of Advanced Studies, University of London (2005-9). She returned to the Institute as a Research Associate (2013-15). In between she held a two-year British Academy post-doc fellowship at The Open University, followed by a fixed-term lectureship and taught Classics at several universities. Her book Electra Ancient and Modern: Aspects of the Reception of the Tragic Heroine examined Electra’s portrayal in Greek tragedy and established the importance of mourning as a key strand in her many post-classical metamorphoses. Dr Bakogianni is also the editor of two collections Dialogues with the Past: Reception Theory and Practice (2013) and War as Spectacle: Ancient and Modern Perspective on the Display of Armed Conflict (co-edited with V. M. Hope, 2015).
Dr Irene Berti
Irene Berti is currently foreign expert for Greek History and Faculty member at the University of Changchun (China). After her studies of Classical Archaeology, Philology and Ancient History in Rome, Athens and Heidelberg, she was lecturer in Heidelberg and in Gießen and had postdoc positions in Heidelberg and in Torino, where she worked on epigraphic projects. Her main interests are Greek religion and mythology, ancient technology and reception of ancient myths. Together with Marta Garcia Morcillo she published Hellas on screen, 2008 and is co-editor with Filippo Carla´of Magic and the Supernatural, 2015. Together with Carla Scilabra and Maria-Goretti Castello she is preparing the edition of the fifth International Conference of Imagines. Since 2008 she is an enthusiastic member of the imagines-Project.
Dr Filippo Carlà-Uhink
Filippo Carlà-Uhink is Reader in History at the Pädagogische Hochschule Heidelberg, Germany. After studying in Turin and Udine, he worked as lecturer at the University of Heidelberg, as assistant professor for Cultural History of Antiquity at the University of Mainz, and as Lecturer in Classics and Ancient History at the University of Exeter, UK. His main research areas are the social and economical history of Late Antiquity, the history of the Roman Republic, the cultural history of ancient Rome, with a particular attention for space concepts and the construction of space, and the reception of antiquity in modern media. Since 2014 he leads together with F. Freitag (Mainz) the research project “’Here You Leave Today: Time and Temporality in Theme Parks”. Among his publications on Classical receptions are the articles “Pasolini, Aristotle and Freud: Filmed Drama between Psychanalysis and ‘Neoclassicism’” (in Hellas on Screen, Stuttgart 2008), “Prostitute, Saint, Pin-Up, Revolutionary: The Reception of Theodora in Twentieth-Century Italy” (in Seduction and Power, London – New York 2013); he edited the collective books Caesar, Attila & Co. Comics und die Antike (Darmstadt 2014), Ancient Magic and the Supernatural in the Modern Visual and Performing Arts (together with Irene Berti)(London – New York 2015), TransAntiquity. Cross-Dressing and Transgender Dynamics in the Ancient World (with D. Campanile – M. Facella) (London – New York 2017) Filippo is also co-editor of the book series Imagines: Classical Receptions in the Visual and Performing Arts (Bloomsbury).
Dr Jesús Carruesco
Jesús Carruesco is Profesor of Classical Philology at the University Rovira i Virgili (Tarragona), as well as senior researcher of the Catalan Institute of Classical Archaeology (ICAC). He is specialist in Greek Culture and Literature, particularly lyric, and iconography, as well as in ancient theatre and its modern receptions, including contemporary opera. Jesús leads currently the international Project Mechanisms of Representation of the Past and Dynamics of Performance in Ancient Greece (I+D FFI2015-68548-P) (2016-19). Previously, he was PI of the project The Articulation of Space in Ancient Greece and Egypt. His most recent publications include: Ancient Seas in Modern Opera: Sea Images and Mediterranean Myths in Rihm’s Dionysos, in: Rovira, C., Sailing in Troubled Waters, Bloomsbury, London 2017: 148-169 (with M. Reig); The Invention of Stesichorus: Hesiod, Helen, and the Muse, in: Bakker, E. (ed.), Authorship and Greek Song: Authority, Authenticity, and Performance, Mnemosyne Supplements, Brill, Leiden, Boston 2017: 178-196; Choral Performance and Geometric Patterns in Epic Poetry and Iconographic Representations, in: The Look of Lyric: Greek Song and the Visual, Mnemosyne, Supplements 391, Brill, Leiden 2016: 69-107; Medea, a Greek Sorceress in Modern Opera and Ballet: From Barber to Reimann, in: Carlà, F.; Berti, I. (eds.), Ancient Magic and the Supernatural in the Modern Visual and Performing Arts, Bloomsbury Studies in Classical Reception, Bloomsbury, London 2015: 93-102 (with M. Reig); and Redefining Catharsis in Opera: Myth and the Power of Music in Birtwistle’s The Minotaur and Amargós’ Eurídice y los títeres de Caronte, in: a Knippschild, S.; Garcia Morcillo, M. (eds.), Seduction and Power: Antiquity in the Visual and Performing Arts, Bloomsbury Academic, London-New York-New Delhi-Sydney 2013: 109-120 (with M. Reig).
Prof. Pepa Castillo Pascual
Pepa Castillo Pascual is Professor for Ancient History at Universidad de la Rioja and Senior Fellow of the interdisciplinary project Topoi (The Formation and Transformation of Space and Knowledge in Ancient Civilizations). She studied ancient history and classics in Madrid and Vitoria. In 1993 she received a doctorate with a thesis on roman spatial planning from Universität Heidelberg and Universidad de la Rioja. Since then her research focuses on the study of roman spatial planning and gromatic works. Furthermore she investigates the history of Constantine the Great of whom she wrote a monography (2010). She is founder member of Imagines-Project and has extensively worked on the reception of antiquity in Baroque opera. Her Classical Reception contributions include the co-edition of the first Imagines volume, and the articles Claudia Quinta and Publius Cornelius Scipio Nassica: Exempla virtutis in Vienna under Leopold I (1675-1705), in: Silke Knippschild and Marta García Morcillo (eds.), Seduction and Power. The Antiquity in the Visual and Performing Arts, London: Bloomsbury 2013, 155-169; and Circe diva: The Reception of Circe in the Baroque Opera (XVII Century), in F. Carlà and I. Berti, Magic and the Supernatural in the Modern Visual and Performing Arts, Bloomsbury 2015.
Prof. Antonio Duplá
Antonio Duplá is Professor of Ancient History at the University of the Basque Country (Vitoria-Gasteiz) since 1989. His research revolves around the studies of the Roman Republic and the use and conceptualisation of political violence in Ancient Rome. He has also extensively worked on modern historiography, especially on Marxism, and on the links between fascism and classicism. Historical painting and cinema are further areas of his interest. His publications incluye: El cine y el mundo antiguo (2002); El cine de romanos en el siglo XXI (2012) (ed.); History, Moral and Power: The Ancient World in 19th Century Spanish History Painting, in: S. Knippschild and M. Garcia Morcillo (eds), Seduction and Power: Antiquity in the Visual and Performing Arts, Bloomsbury 2013; The image of Phoenicians and Carthaginians in Modern Spanish History and Culture, in: R. Rovira (ed.), The Ancient Mediterranean Sea in Modern Visual and Performing Arts (Bloomsbury, forthcoming); Nota sobre Antigüedad, nacionalismos e historiografía: dos estudios de caso en las historiografías vasca y catalana, Veleia 31, 2014: 261-276; La revista falangista Jerarqvia y el modelo imperial romano, Vasconia 38, 2012: 813-837; Falange e Historia Antigua, in: F. Wulff and M. Alvarez (eds.): Antigüedad y franquismo (Málaga, 2003). He is the PI of the project and network ANIHO: Antigüedad, nacionalismos e identidades complejas en la historiografía occidental (MINECO HAR2016-76940-P).
Dr Adriana Freire Nogueira
Adriana Freire Nogueira is Lecturer in Classical Literature and Culture of the Department of Arts and Humanities and and Director of the Library of the University of Algarve (Faro). Adriana is a multifaceted author, specialised in Greek literature and history, and with a special interest in the myth if Herakles, Thucydides and Plato. She has extensively worked on translations and editions of classical texts and is author of a series of children books based on the Adventures of Hercules (e.g. As verdadeiras aventuras de Hércules” e “As novas aventuras de Hércules), as well as of other fiction stories. She also ran the popular blog A Senhora Sócrates, in which she discussed classical texts in connection with modern themes and issues. Adriana was the organiser of Imagines IV: Sailing in Troubled Waters. Her publications also include: Héracles mito, história e algumas imagens», in: Mitos e Heróis. A expressão do imaginário (2012); and Concepto gramatical y musical de ‘sílaba’ en la Antigüedad y sus connotaciones actuales: análisis diacrónico, in Agora, Estudos Clásicos em Debate 19, 2017: 225-248 (with F. Garrido and M. L. Santa Barbara de Carvalho).
Dr Marta García Morcillo
Marta is Senior Lecturer in Ancient History at the University of Roehampton. Her specialisation is Roman economy and trade, as well as the Reception of Antiquity in the modern Arts, with special emphasis on cinema and advertising and interest in the first half of the 20th century. She is member of the project ANIHO, which deals with the influence of Antiquity in modern nationalisms and national identities. Her publications include the co-edition of the first Imagines volume (2008), Hellas on Screen (2008) (with I. Berti); Seduction and Power (2013) (with S. Knippschild); Imagining Ancient Cities in Film (2015). Along with F. Carlà and C. Walde, she is currently co-editing an issue of the e-journal thersites devoted to ancient and modern advertising. Marta is also in charge of the Imagines website.
Dr Adeline Grand-Clément
Adeline is Maître de Conférences in Greek History at the Université de Toulouse 2-Le Mirail, (since 2007) as well as co-director of the research group PH-ERASME (EA4601) and co-editor of the journal Anabases. Her research revolves around cultural and social history of the archaic Greek world. She is particularly interested in the anthropology and history of colours, in sensory studies, and in Classical Receptions in 19th century Europe. Her publications include the monograph La fabrique des couleurs. Histoire du paysage sensible des Grecs anciens (VIIIe-début du Ve s. av. n. è.), Paris, De Boccard, 2011, the colective volume Entre le vrai et le faux. Approches discursives et pratiques professionnelles. Pallas, 91, 2013 (with C. Bonnet et P. Payen, eds.), and Colchidian pharmaka: The Colours of Medea in 19th Century Painting in France and England, in: Irene Berti et Filippo Carla, Ancient Magic and the Supernatural in the Modern Visual and Performing Arts, London, Bloomsbury, 2015, p. 103-118 (with Ch. Ribeyrol).
Dr Martin Lindner
Martin Lindner is Lecturer in Ancient History at the University of Göttingen, Germany. He specializes in imperial Roman history, cultural history and classical reception in modern popular culture. His PhD thesis, published in 2007 (Rom und seine Kaiser im Historienfilm, Frankfurt am Main), was devoted to the representation of Roman emperors in films and tv series. He has edited or co-edited volumes on classical reception in documentaries (Drehbuch Geschichte, Münster 2005), on nationalistic classical traditions (Nationalismus und Antikenrezeption, Oldenburg 2009), on sacred prostitution (Tempelprostitution im Altertum, Berlin 2009), and on contemporary reception studies (Antikenrezeption 2013 n. Chr., Heidelberg 2013). In addition, he is co-editor of the Rezeption der Antike and the Imagines book series (Verlag Antike, Heidelberg / Bloomsbury, London). He has written more than 20 chapters and essays on classical reception, ranging from films, comics and novels to games, re-enactment and heavy metal music. His two current projects deal with imperial Roman historiography and with narratives of cannibalism in the classical world.
Dr Charlotte Ribeyrol
Charlotte Ribeyrol is Associate Professor in 19th century British Literature at the University of Paris-Sorbonne and Marie Sklodowska Curie Junior Research Fellow at Trinity College, Oxford (2016-18). In 2015 she was elected a junior member of the Institut Universitaire de France. Her main research focuses on Hellenism in Victorian poetry and painting, which was the subject of her first monograph: Étrangeté, passion, couleur », L’hellénisme de Swinburne, Pater et Symonds (1865-1880) (ELLUG, Grenoble, 2013). She is currently working on the cultural history of colour and chromatic materialities in 19th century art and literature. The outcomes of this research led to several publications, among them the volume The Colours of the Past in Victorian England (Peter Lang, Oxford, 2016). Further works include Antique bodies in Nineteenth-Century British Literature and Culture. (ed. with C. Bertonèche) Miranda, n°11, 2015; Late Victorian Paganism. (ed. with C. Murray) Cahiers Victoriens et Edouardiens, 2015; « Étrangeté, passion, couleur », L’hellénisme de Swinburne, Pater et Symonds (1865-1880). Grenoble, ELLUG, 2013; Inventer la peinture grecque antique. (ed. with S. Alexandre and N. Philippe) Lyon, ENS-Éditions, 2012.
Dr Rosario Rovira Guardiola
Rosario Rovira Guardiola is an Ancient Historian and Archaeologist who currently works in the Department of Greece and Rome at the British Museum, UK. She was Project Curator for the exhibition Hadrian: Empire and Conflict and is now part of the project Pantanello: Unearthing the History of Hadrian’s Villa. Rosario is specialised in ancient trade and in the Reception of Antiquity in modern art and literature. She is the author of Museums and Literature: Marguerite Yourcenar’s Mémoires d’Hadrien, in P. Castillo et al. (eds.), Imagines, La Rioja 2008; The spell of Antinous in Renaissance Art: the Jonah statue in Santa Maria del Popolo, in S. Knippschild and M. Garcia Morcillo (eds), Seduction and Power: Antiquity in the Visual and Performing Arts (Bloomsbury 2013); Reimagining Classical antiquity: Chateaubriand in Greece, in E. Calandra and B. Adembri (eds.), Adriano e la Grecia: Villa Adriana tra Classicità ed Ellenismo (Electa 2014); “It is like Soho, Only Bigger”: Doctor Who and Modern Interpretations of Pompeii, in M. García Morcillo et al. (eds.), Imagining Ancient Cities in Film (Routledge 2015). She is also the editor of the 4th Imagines volume: Ancient Mediterranean Sea in Modern Visual and Performing Arts: Sailing in Troubled Waters (Bloomsbury 2017).
Dr Anja Wieber
Anja Wieber (Dortmund) is an independent scholar and a member of the research group Forschungen zur antiken Sklaverei (Akademie der Wissenschaften und Literatur Mainz). Formerly she taught Ancient History at the Universities of Bochum and Essen. Her main research focuses on the reception of Antiquity in film, the modern receptions of Queen Zenobia, comparative studies of ancient and American slaveries and Mediendidaktik. Her publications include:Auf Sandalen durch die Jahrtausende – eine Einführung in den Themenkreis „Antike und Film“, in: Ulrich Eigler, Bewegte Antike. Antike Themen im modernen Film, Stuttgart 2002: 4-40; Hauptsache schön? Zur cineastischen Inszenierung Helenas; in: Tomas Lochman/Thomas Späth/Adrian Stähli (Hg.); Antike im Kino. Auf dem Weg zu einer Kulturgeschichte des Antikenfilms, Basel 2008: 142-157; Celluloid Alexander(s): A Hero from the Past as Role Model for the Present?, in: Morcillo, M.G./Berti, I. (Hg.), Hellas on Screen. Cinematic receptions of Ancient History, Literature and Myth, Stuttgart 2008, S. 147-162; and several articles in “Der Altsprachliche Unterricht”; Beiträge in “Der Neue Pauly”, “Handwörterbuch antike Sklaverei”, “Lexikon der Filmbegriffe”.