Epic Speeches Network
The Epic Speeches Network aims to generate innovative new research on Graeco-Roman epic poetry, particularly its use of direct speech, by combining methods and theoretical models from narratology, discourse analysis, linguistics and digital humanities, bringing together scholars with complementary expertise in a collaborative environment.
The initiative for this new network was taken by the DICES project, but the founders warmly invite new members to take part in the network’s joint research agenda. As a first research project, we are working towards a peer-reviewed edited volume showcasing the potential of experimental digital methods (such as the DICES database) for diachronic analysis of speech in the Graeco-Roman epic tradition. To this end, the network is organising a series of workshops at the University of Rostock (Germany) 2022 and Mount Allison University (Canada) 2023.
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