Orality and early Greek epic: Justin Arft

13 December 2023, 6.00 PM - 13 December 2023, 7.00 PM

Online (Zoom)

PLEASE NOTE that this webinar will begin at 18:00 GMT (= 13:00 EST)

Prof. Justin Arft (Tennessee), ‘Traditional Referentiality and the Bounds of Epic’

'I will address the ways in which oral poetics and traditional referentiality still serve as essential interpretive tools for understanding Homer's meaning vis-a-vis more textualist/literary readings, but I will also address some challenges we face with this oral poetic approach, especially when it comes to epic-scale or context-specific features of the Odyssey and Iliad that suggest some kind of internal coherence that goes beyond an unbounded traditional source.'

This event is part of a series of free, online seminars on the topic of orality and early Greek epic, hosted by Frances Pickworth and Pantelis Michelakis at the University of Bristol. To find out more about the series, including other speakers, please visit the seminar homepage.

To attend this event or other seminars in the series, please register via Zoom. Registration is free. If you have any questions about the series or problems signing up, please email Frances Pickworth at f.pickworth@bristol.ac.uk.

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