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International Interdisciplinary Conference on Classical Greek and Roman Literature: Gendered Perspectives in Reading and Reception

1400 Marie Mount Hall
Sunday, April 1, 2012 - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

The conference features a series of presentations by distinguished classical scholars whose has provided gendered perspectives on both ancient Greek and Roman literary texts and later responses to these texts.

University of Maryland Provost Ann Wylie, College of Arts and Humanities Dean Bonnie Thornton Dill, Department of Classics Chair Lillian Doherty and ADVANCE Director Avis Cohen will give opening remarks. 

This conference highlights the work of University of Maryland faculty members engaged in classical reception research from the vantage point of many other disciplines: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, history, rhetoric, Byzantine studies, film studies and performance studies. In addition, it showcases the important role played by the arts—poetry and fiction, film and theater—in the realm of classical reception. Both the conference and the workshops honor the scholarship and teaching of Barbara McManus, Professor of Classics Emerita, College of New Rochelle. 

Gendered Perspectives has been made possible by funding from the UMCP ADVANCE Project for Women, a Presidential Initiative Grant from the Classical Association of the Atlantic States, and the Departments of Classics and English, the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, and the College of Arts and Humanities.

Fore more information or to register, please visit the conference site