Receptions and Comparatisms

Monday, October 11, 2021 - 5:00pm
Emily Greenwood (Princeton)
María del Pilar Blanco (Oxford)
Monday, October 18, 2021 - 5:00pm
Tim Rood (Oxford)
Adhira Mangalagiri (QMUL)
What is a language?
Monday, October 25, 2021 - 5:00pm
Lucy Jackson (Durham)
Matthew Reynolds (Oxford)
Orality and script worlds
Monday, November 1, 2021 - 5:00pm
Patrice Rankine (University of Chicago)
Haun Saussy (University of Chicago)
Monday, November 8, 2021 - 5:00pm
Phiroze Vasunia (UCL)
Francesca Orsini (SOAS)
Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad (Lancaster)
Maddalena Italia (UCL)
Monday, November 15, 2021 - 5:00pm
Marchella Ward (Oxford)
Mathura Umachandran (Cornell)
Joanna Page (Cambridge)
Monday, November 22, 2021 - 5:00pm
Clara Bosak-Schroeder (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Alexander Beecroft (University of South Carolina)
Online (via Zoom)
Monday, November 29, 2021 - 5:00pm
Brooke Holmes (Princeton)
Ben Hutchinson (Kent)
Online (via Zoom)


The APGRD Research Seminar, co-organised with The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH) and the British Comparative Literature Association (BCLA), and with the support of the Oxford Comparative Criticism and Translation research centre (OCCT), will take place online on Mondays at 5pm (UK time) in Michaelmas Term, from 11 Oct. to 29 Nov. 2021.

Convened by Fiona Macintosh, Justine McConnell, and David Ricks. This seminar series brings together international scholars from Classics and Comparative Literature each week to engender cross-disciplinary reflection on some of the most pressing intellectual concerns within the Humanities. Classics and Comparative Literature as disciplines have undergone radical changes in the academy in recent years, but not always as a result of sustained dialogue between the two constituencies. This series seeks to promote such a dialogue. The seminars will take place on Zoom; to register please email

Posters by Thom Cuschieri.

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Recordings of the speakers - but not the subsequent discussions with attendees - are available on the APGRD YouTube channel