Homer

Colloquia & Events

From its early days, Bryn Mawr has had an international reputation in classical languages and archaeology, and the College is home to a lively community of undergraduates, graduate students and faculty who are interested in classical subjects. Weekly classics colloquia provide an informal meeting ground as well as a schedule of distinguished speakers on a variety of literary, archeological and historical subjects.

Spring 2010 Colloquium Schedule

Unless otherwise noted, all Colloquia will take place at 4:30 p.m. in Room B21 of the Rhys Carpenter Library on the campus of Bryn Mawr College. Tea will be held at 4:00 p.m. before the lectures in the Quita Woodward Room, which is in Thomas Library. For more information please call: 610-526-5198; or e-mail ocardona@brynmawr.edu

February 5

 

    Deborah Roberts

    Haverford College

    &

    Sheila Murnaghan

    University of Pennsylvania

     

    “Depicting Monstrosity: Visual Narrative in Illustrated Myth Books for Children”

Roberts

February 9

 

    Rosa Andújar

    Princeton University

     

    "Managing Mourning in Sophocles' Antigone"

Rosa Andújar

February 12

 

Postponed until February 16
 

February 16

 

    Asya Sigelman

    Brown University

     

    "The Power of the Prophetic Gaze: An Analysis of Time-Compression in Aeschylus' Agamemnon"

     

Asya Sigelman

February 19

 

    James Wells

    Hamilton College

     

    "Remodeling Pindar: Lyric Tradition and the Poetry of Reginald Gibbons"

     

James Wells

February 26

 

    CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER

     

    Andrej & Ivana Petrovic

    Durham University & Center for Hellenic Studies

     

    "'If you bring a pure mind, stranger, come to this place of sanctity': Greek Metrical Sacred Regulations as Divine CCTV"

Petrovic

March 5

 

    Jan Bremmer

    University of Groningen

     

    "The Sacrifice of Iphigeneia in Aulis: Literary and Visual Representations"

Bremmer poster

March 19

 

    John Baines

    University of Oxford & Institute for Advanced Study

     

    "Who Were Artists in Ancient Egypt and What  Audiences Did They Address?

Baines

March 26

 

    Michael Lurie

    University of Edinburgh & Institute for Advanced Study

     

    "Not to be born is best: Greek pessimism revisited"

     

Lurie

April 9

 

    THE AGNES MICHELS LECTURE

    presented by the Graduate Students in the Department of Greek, Latin and Classical Studies

     

    John Miles Foley

    University of Missouri, Columbia

     

    "Homer and Comparative Oral Epic: Structure, Meaning and Translation"

Foley poster

April 16

 

    THE C. DENSMORE CURTIS LECTURE

    presented by the Graduate Students in the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology

     

    Bernard Knapp

    Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute

     

    "Materiality and Meaning: Trans-Cultural Contacts in the Late Bronze Age Eastern Mediterranean "

The C. Densmore Curtis Poster

April 23

 

    Miguel Herrero de Jauregui

    Universidad Complutense, Madrid & Center for Hellenic Studies

     

    "Tharsei! Epic Models for Life and Afterlife in Greek Religion"

Herrero poster

April 30

 

    Andrej & Ivana Petrovic

    Durham University & Center for Hellenic Studies

     

    "'If you bring a pure mind, stranger, come to this place of sanctity': Greek Metrical Sacred Regulations as Divine CCTV"

Petrovic

 

 

Fall 2009 Schedule

September 11

 

    News from Abroad: Student Reports

Student Reports
*September 17

 

    Linda Hutcheon

    University Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Toronto

     

    “Critical Theory/Theories--In Many Tongues”

     

    *Please Note: Lecture will be on THURSDAY, September 17 at 4:30 pm in Carpenter Library B21. There will be a reception following lecture in the Quita Woodward Room.

     

Linda Hutcheon poster
September 25

 

    Aldo Setaioli

    University of Perugia, Italy

     

    “Encolpius and Priapus: The Poems at Petr. Sat. 133.3 & 139.2 and Priapus’ Role in the Satyrica

Setaioli
October 2

 

    Ann Suter

    University of Rhode Island

     

    “Ancient Obscenity and Its Relation to the Sacred”

Ann Suter
October 23

 

    Alessandro Barchiesi

    Stanford University

     

    “Divine Council and Divine Senate"

Alessandro Barhiesi
October 30

 

    Philip Sapirstein

    Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Pennsylvania University Museum, Mediterranean Section

     

    "East Meets West at the Archaic Temple of Hera At Mon Repos, Corfu"

Sapirstein
November 6

 

    Lee Pearcy

    Episcopal Academy & Bryn Mawr College

     

    “Does Dying Hurt? Philodemus' De Morte and Asclepiades of Bithynia”

Lee Pearcy
November 13

 

    Carla Antonaccio

    Duke University

     

    “The Argive Heraion, Revisited”

Antonaccio
November 20

 

    Annetta Alexandridis

    Cornell University

     

    “Men, Metamorphosis, and the Transforming Power of Wine”

Annetta Alexandridis
December 4

 

    The Seventh Biennial Bryn Mawr College Graduate Group Symposium

     

    December 4-5, 2009

     

    “The Anxiety of Influence and Appropriation

     

    Featured Respondent:


    Robert Nelson, Robert Lehman Professor, History of Art, Yale University

     

    Sponsored by the Graduate Group, the Center for Visual Culture and the Departments of Classical and near Eastern Archaeology, Greek, Latin and Classical Studies, and History of Art

Graduate Group Symposium
December 11

 

    Janet Downie, Princeton University

     

    “Philostratus’ Heroicus: Paideia in the Local Landscape”

Downey poster small