C.P. Cavafy: The Poetics of History and the Music of Poetry (2nd day)

Thanasis Gavos   Friday, 12 January 2018; 11:15am

11.15-11.30     IntroductionRoderick Beaton (King’s College London)
11.30-13.00     Cavafy, music & history
ChairMartin Stokes (Department of Music, King’s College London)
Alexandros Charkiolakis (Director, Friends of Music Society, Athens), Other musical settings of Cavafy’s poetry­
Panos Vlagopoulos (Ionian University, Corfu), Sprechgesang and the hybrid: Mitropoulos reading Cavafy
Polina Tambakaki (King’s College London), C. P. Cavafy (1863-1933), music and history: the ‘musical ear’ of an ‘ultra-modern poet’ – some suggestions

13.00-14.00     Lunch break (sandwich lunch provided)
14.00-16.00     Cavafy, poetics & history
ChairAngelos Chaniotis (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton)
Afroditi Athanasopoulou (University of Cyprus), Observations on Cavafy’s historical method
Michalis Chryssanthopoulos (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki), Cavafy’s Ulysses, Julian and Hamlet: history or literature, a critical dilemma
David Ricks (King’s College London), From Charing Cross to Alexandria: Cavafy’s Caesarion
Roderick Beaton (King’s College London), Cavafy’s Greek world

16.00-16.30     Break (tea and coffee provided)
16.30-18.00     Cavafy, history & art

ChairStefanos Geroulanos (Universities of Zurich & Ioannina)

Angelos Delivorrias (Benaki Museum, Athens & Academy of Athens), Cavafy and ancient Greek art
Andrew Burnett (British Museum & UCL), ‘Lasting monuments of historical facts’: why collect coins?
Angelos Chaniotis (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton), Cavafy as a historian of the Hellenistic period
18.00-18.30     Break (tea and coffee provided)
18.30-19.30     The sound of poetry

IntroductionDionysis Kapsalis (poet; Director, National Bank of Greece Cultural Foundation)

Poems by Cavafy read in the original Greek and in English translation

Dionysis Kapsalis (Greek)
Jeremy Irons (English)
19.30               Concluding remarksJohn Kittmer (former UK Ambassador to Greece; King’s College London)

The event is under the auspices of H.E. the President of the Hellenic Republic Mr. Prokopios Pavlopoulos

Free entrance

The Great Hall,
King’s Building Strand,
London WC2R 2LS

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