Book launch: Epic Performances from the Middle Ages into the Twenty-First Century
We are holding a book launch to mark the publication by Oxford University Press of the APGRD volume, Epic Performances from the Middle Ages into the Twenty-First Century, edited by Fiona Macintosh, Justine McConnell, Stephen Harrison and Claire Kenward.
The volume grew out of the Leverhulme-funded Performing Epic project at the APGRD in Classics and the DANSOX and St Hilda’s Research Committee funded project, ‘Choreographing the Katabasis: A danced translation of Homer's Odyssey’. DANSOX, founded by Professor Sue Jones, provides a major forum for dance scholarship in Europe, promoting dialogue between prominent academic disciplines and the worlds of dance theory and practice.
'Epic Performances from the Middle Ages into the Twenty-First Century' has many St Hilda's connections. The lead author, Professor Fiona Macintosh is Professor of Classical Reception, Director of the APGRD and a Fellow of St Hilda's; Justine McConnell, now Lecturer in Comparative Literature at King's College London, was previously a Member of the College's Senior Common Room during her time at Oxford as APGRD Leverhulme Fellow. There are also chapters by Dr Margaret Kean (Fellow and Tutor in English), Dr Georgina Paul (Vice Principal and Fellow and Tutor in German), Marchella Ward (APGRD Archivist/Researcher and Member of St Hilda's SCR); and chapters by DANSOX colleagues, Marie-Louise Crawley (Choreographer) and Tom Sapsford (USC/NYU Centre for Ballet and the Arts and co-organiser of the 'Choreographing the katabasis' project in 2015).