Interiority in Roman Literature

Pacific Rim Roman Literature Seminar 32

Boscoreale fresco woman of Kithera

University of Sydney, 11 to 13 July 2018
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The thirty-second meeting of the PacRim Roman Literature Seminar will be held at the University of Sydney from 11 to 13 July 2018. The theme for the 2018 conference will be interiority in Roman literature.

Papers will explore Roman literature’s inner voices, visions and narratives; psychologies; inner lives; the ‘inward turn’ of Roman literature at various periods, such as the first and fourth centuries; interior spaces; inner sanctums and circles of power. Roman literature is conceived of as the literature of Roman world from its earliest beginnings to the end of antiquity. The theme is interpreted broadly, and papers on other topics will also feature.

Papers may be either 20 minutes (with ten minutes of discussion time), or 40 minutes (with 20 minutes of discussion). The Pacific Rim Seminar does not run parallel sessions; participants can attend any or all papers.
The convenor is Paul Roche

The conference venue will be the University of Sydney’s Centre for Classical and Near Eastern Studies.

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Accommodation options

Below are three options within walking distance of the conference location. They are listed from nearest to furthest and prices are based on various booking sites such as or There are many more options in all price ranges, and if you are staying anywhere in the CBD, near Central Station, Surrey Hills, or Glebe the university will be either walking distance or very easily accessible by bus.

Rydges Camperdown
Address: 9 Missenden Rd, Camperdown NSW 2050
Phone: (02) 9516 1522
From $201 per night

Best Western Haven Glebe
Address: 196 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037
Phone: (02) 9660 6655
From $158 per night

Annandale Hotel
Address: 17 Parramatta Rd, Annandale NSW 2038
Phone: (02) 9550 1078
From $84 per night