The Power of the Word 7 - The Dramatised Word – Università Sapienza, Edificio Marco Polo, Dipartimento Studi Europei

Mon 16 Sep 2024 3:00 PM - Fri 20 Sep 2024 12:30 PM
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For participants who are employed or who are supported by their institution £220.00 £0.00

For participants who are unwaged and who do not have institutional support (students, etc) £180.00 £0.00

If you can, please consider contributing to support the work of POTW, including our Bursary Fund for this conference and our general running costs.

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The Power of the Word International Conference VII
 16-20 September, 2024
La Sapienza University, Rome

The Dramatised Word:
Theology, Philosophy and Literature in Conversation

The seventh interdisciplinary Power of the Word conference takes place in Rome from 16th to 20th September 2024. The full conference fee is £220 for waged and those with institutional support; and £180 for unwaged and those without institutional support.

The registration fee includes entry to all lectures and events, a Welcome aperitivo buffet, three lunches, and tea and coffee at break times. Information regarding the conference dinner will follow for registered conference participants. The fee does not include accommodation.

The conference venue is Università Sapienza– Edificio Marco Polo sito in via circonvallazione tiburtina n.4, 00185 Roma. Take tram 19 or tram 3 to get there. The conference will open on Monday 16th September at 15.00 (with a conference start time of 16.00); and close at 12.30 on Friday 20th September.

Registration will open in Mid-February, when you can register using the button link on this page.

Cancellations up to 12 weeks before the event will be fully refunded; cancellations up to 8 weeks will receive a 50% refund; cancellations within 8 weeks of the conference will not be refunded.

When you register, please consider adding an additional contribution to support the work of the Power of the Word Project. With this support we can provide bursary places to our conferences, our admin costs, etc. Thank you for anything you can add.

Keynote speakers for the 2024 conference include:

  • Piero Boitani, Professor Emeritus of Comparative Literature at the University of Rome “Sapienza” and at the University of Italian Switzerland, Lugano.
    OPENING ADDRESS - Dramatizing the Word: Plato’s Poem

  • Anton Bierl, Professor of Greek Philology, Ancient Greek Studies/Classics, University of Basel:
    The Dramatized Word: Electra and Orestes on Stage

  • Patrick Goujon SJ, Professor of Spiritual Theology and Dogmatic Theology at Centre Sèvres, Paris and Senior Fellow in Spirituality and Theology, Campion Hall, Oxford:
    Precarious Words: the Paradoxical Power of Prayer

  • Michael Kirwan SJ, Associate Professor, Theology in the Catholic Tradition, Director of the Loyola Institute, Trinity College Dublin
    Love's Performance: God, the World, and Dramatic Theology

  • Emma Mason, Professor of English and Comparative Literary Studies at the University of Warwick, UK
    Interior Drama in the Catholic Revival

  • Donatella Montini, Professor of English Language and Translation, Università la Sapienza, Rome.
    Royal Voices at Prayer in Early Modern English Texts

  • Tom Stern, Professor of Philosophy at University College London
    The History of Philosophy: A Dialogue with the Past?

  • Carol Rutter, Professor Emerita of Shakespeare and Performance Studies, University of Warwick, UK
    WORKSHOP - Shakespeare at Prayer

Further details, suggestions for accommodation, etc, are available of the Power of the Word website