Imagines 7 – Playful Classics (Göttingen, 9-11 October 2020)

Antiquity is not to be trifled with, or so one might believe from the majority of (serious) scholarship. Classical reception, on the other hand, is rich in playful recreations, inventions or parodies of antiquity. The results are anything but mere entertainment. Their variety and their impact would be ignored at the peril of understanding fashions of classical reception – and the traditions they in turned shaped, influenced or undermined.

The 7th Imagines conference will therefore turn to all kinds of playful reception from the 19th to the 21st century. This can include – but is by no means restricted to – discussions of improv theatre, video games, caricature, musicals, living history, board games and many more. Imagines 7 will take place 9th-11th of October 2020 at the University of Göttingen, Germany. A call for papers will be released in autumn 2019.

Call for papers coming soon.

For more information contact Dr Martin Lindner (