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The Long Reach of Antiquity

Friday, April 27, 2012, 3:00pm-6:00pm
Second Floor Common Room, Heyman Center, Columbia University

Saturday, April 28, 2012, 10:00am-6:30pm
Deutsches Haus (420 West 116th Street)

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This conference is free and open to the public. No registration or tickets necessary. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. Photo I.D. required for entry.


Keynote Speakers:

Leonard Barkan
Princeton University

Joseph Farrell
University of Pennsylvania



Steve Baker
Department of Italian, Columbia University

Charley McNamara
Department of Classics, Columbia University

Leah Whittington
Society of Fellows, Columbia University



Friday, April 27, 2012 - Heyman Center for the Humanities, East Campus Residential Center

Welcome: 3:00 – 3:15
Kathy Eden (Columbia University, English and Classics)

Panel 1: 3:15-4:45
Moderator: Leah Whittington (Columbia University, Classics)

Lauren Curtis, (Harvard University, Classics): "Writing, Performance, and Antiquity in Callimachus' Acontius and Cydippe"

Caleb Dance (Columbia University, Classics): "Tangled Limbs and Laughter: The Song(s) of Ares and Aphrodite in Homer, Ovid, Lucian, and Chaucer"

Christina Ferando (Williams College, Art History): "'In a Grecian work, with many Greek phrases': Ekphrasis, Citation, and the Appreciation of Canova's 'Venus and Adonis'"

Break: 4:45 – 5:00

Keynote: 5:00 – 6:00
Joseph Farrell
Professor of Classical Studies, Joseph B. Glossberg Term Professor in the Humanities, University of Pennsylvania “The Rebirth of the Modern”

Reception: 6:00 – 7:15

Saturday, April 28, 2012 - Deutsches Haus, 420 W. 116th Street

Panel 2: 10:00 – 11:30
Moderator: Charley McNamara, (Columbia University, Classics)

Leon Grek and Aaron Kachuck (Princeton , Comparative Literature/Classics): "Anachronic Jonson: Intertextual Histories in Sejanus and Catiline"

Patrick Hadley (University of Toronto, Historical Studies): "Evangelical Oedipus: The Cultural and Political Agenda Behind Veit Winsheim's 1547 Interpretatio of the Oedipus Tyrannus"

Hester Shadee (Princeton University, Society of Fellows): "'Why may not then his book this title carry / The Second Part of CAESAR’s Commentary?' Writing with Caesar’s Commentaries in Early Modern Europe"

Lunch: 11:30 – 1:00

Panel 3: 1:00 – 2:30
Moderator: Emily Vasiliauskas (Princeton University, English)

Corinna Box (University of Melbourne, English): "Pale Youths and Lusty Ladies: Ovidian Re-Presentation of Love and Women in the Elizabethan Erotic Epyllion"

Alberto Dalla Rosa (University of Cologne, History): "Comedy, the Comedìa and the Ars Poetica: Dante’s Reading of Horace’s Precepts on Style and Genre"

Misha Teramura (Harvard University, English): "'What is Pyramus?': Mythographic Polysemy and A Midsummer Night's Dream"

Break: 2:30 – 3:00 Panel 4: 3:00 – 4:30
Moderator: Steve Baker (Columbia University, Italian)

Filippo Andrei (University of California, Berkeley, Italian): "Deified Men and Humanized Gods: Boccaccio's Genealogies and the Hermetic Veil of the Fabula"

Loren Eadie (University of Wisconsin, Madison, Italian): "Philology in Verse: Angelo Poliziano’s Silvae"

Francis Hittinger (Columbia University, Italian): "Super Flumina Babylonis: Psalms, Exegesis, and Petrarch's 'Humanism'"

Break: 4:30 – 5:00

Keynote: 5:00 – 6:00
Leonard Barkan
Class of 1943 University Professor, Princeton University
“Antiquity's Boardinghouse Reach”

Reception (all invited): 6:00 – 6:30

Dinner (all invited): 6:30 – 9:00

Funding generously provided by:
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation
Department of Classics
The Society of Fellows in the Humanities

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