What Does Evil Look Like? Horror, Macabre, and Ideological Control throughout the Ancient Mediterranean World
NEW Date: March 24 – 26, 2017
Location: The Ohio State University
NEW Abstract Submission Deadline: January 3, 2017
What was the role of evil and what did it look like in the ancient world? What good came from looking upon and exploring evil? Can evil be good, misinterpreted, or effectively reinterpreted?
The Department of Classics at The Ohio State University invites paper proposals for its 2016 Graduate Student Conference, “What Does Evil Look Like? Horror, Macabre, and Ideological Control throughout the Ancient Mediterranean World”. The goal of this conference is to investigate the presence of evil in its manifold forms be they physical, artistic, poetic, historical, architectural, psychological, religious, profane, or philosophical.
We invite submissions from graduate students in all disciplines, including: Classics, History, Byzantine Studies, Art History, Reception Studies, Archaeology, Religious Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Near Eastern Studies, and Judaic Studies.
Possible paper topics include, but are not limited to:
- Evil’s effects and affects
- Corruption and control in ancient government
- Suppression and oppression
- The banality of evil
- Morality’s relationship with evil
- Fear, death, and disgust
- Heroes and gods who do evil
- Invective and free speech
Please send a 150-200-word abstract, a short CV, and any queries to [email protected] by January 3, 2017. Presentations will be 15 minutes with 5 minutes for questions.
We will notify applicants of acceptance or rejection by January 10, 2017.