Calendar of Events

Laura McClure: "Women and Theater in Classical Athens"

Laura McClure: "Women and Theater in Classical Athens"

October 1, 2014 7:30 PM  – 9:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Beam Classroom

Laura McClure is Jane Ellen Harrison Professor of Classics at the University of Wisconsin.  Professor McClure received her Ph.D. in Classical Languages and Literatures from the University of Chicago in 1991. Her research interests include Athenian drama, the study of women in the ancient world, and classical reception. Her books focus on representations of women in Athenian drama: Spoken Like a Woman: Speech and Gender in Athenian Drama (Princeton, 1999) and Courtesans at Table: Gender and Greek Literary Culture in Athenaeus (Routledge 2003). She has edited three volumes on the subject of women in antiquity, including Making Silence Speak: Women's Voices in Greek Literature and Society, with Andre Lardinois (Princeton, 2001), Prostitutes and Courtesans in the Ancient World, with C. A. Faraone (Wisconsin, 2006), and Sexuality and Gender in the Classical World (Blackwell, 2008). She has published numerous articles, most recently an analysis of the role of women in tragic recognition scenes. She is currently completing a textbook about women in ancient Greece and Rome (under contract with Blackwell). While on research leave in 2014-15, she plans to work on a new project on women and memory in Greek tragedy. She regularly teaches advanced Greek language courses, Women and Gender in the Classical World, Civilization of Ancient Greece, and Ancient Drama in translation.


Sponsored by the Mellon Humanities Initiative--Studies in the Mediterranean, the Jasper Jacob Stahl Lectureship Fund, and the Department of Classics.

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Corazones de Mujer (film)

Corazones de Mujer (film)

October 15, 2014 7:30 PM  – 10:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

Once upon a time there was a tailor who made the best Arab clothing in the entire city: his name was Shakira (Aziz Ahmeri) and he was to make the wedding gown for a young woman who was soon to be married: Zina (Ghizlane Waldi).

The problem was that Zina had already lost her virginity and this is forbidden in the Arab world.

In order to return to "kilometer zero," the two decide to drive an old Alfa Romeo sports car from Torino all the way to Morocco and... this is the beginning of a voyage that will save her life.

Corazones de Mujer is a true story about a transvestite tailor originally from Morocco and an Arab bride-to-be who lives in Torino and has to regain her lost virginity.


Sponsored by the Mellon Humanities Initiative--Studies in the Mediterranean.

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Jeri DeBrohun, "Love's Allusions: Elegy and Intertexuality"

Jeri DeBrohun, "Love's Allusions: Elegy and Intertexuality"

October 16, 2014 4:30 PM  – 6:00 PM
Moulton Union, Lancaster Lounge

Jeri DeBrohun is associate professor of classics at Brown University. An expert on gender in Latin poetry, her lecture on Roman elegiac love poetry will be of interest to students in Classics and other disciplines such as English and Romance Languages.

Sponsored by the Mellon Humanities Initiative-Studies in the Mediterranean, the Jasper Jacob Stahl Lectureship Fund, and the Classics Department.

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Brett Rogers: Tyrannical Teachers and Student-Citizens

Brett Rogers: Tyrannical Teachers and Student-Citizens

October 21, 2014 4:30 PM  – 6:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Beam Classroom

Professor Brett Rogers, University of Puget Sound, WA, will be joining the many conversations and debates we are having about the "usefulness" of a liberal arts education with his public lecture, "Tyrannical Teachers and Student-Citizens: Classical Greek Perspectives on Freedom and the Liberal Arts."  Support for this event provided by the Jasper Jacob Stahl Lectureship Fund.

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