Monthly Archives: February 2010

Preregister now for RU Graduate Student Classics Conference “All Roads Lead From Rome: The Classical (non)Tradition in Popular Culture”

Rutger Classics graduate students Liz Gloyn, Ben Hicks and Lisa Whitlatch are happy to report that pre-registration is now open for the Graduate Student Classics Conference, “All Roads Lead From Rome: The Classical (non)Tradition in Popular Culture.”

It will be held on Friday 9 April 2010 at the Busch Campus Center, Room 122 ABC, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ.

Please contact Liz Gloyn or Lisa Whitlatch for the registration form, to be returned to Liz Gloyn by March 12th. And as always, please visit our Facebook page.

Registration begins at 9 AM on the 9th of April, and the program is as follows:

Panel I (10:00-11:30 AM)

“The Iliad in the Original: Theorizing Classical Reception in Filmic and Televisual Texts” Vincent Tomasso, Stanford University

“‘As You Wish’: The Reception of the Greek Romance in The Princess BrideKatharine Piller, University of California at Los Angeles

“The Hyper-Alexandrianism of Virgilian Centos and Girl Talk’s ‘Mashups’” Patrick Burns, Fordham University

Keynote Speaker (11:45-12:30 PM):

“Classics for Cool Kids: Popular and Unpopular Versions of Antiquity for Children” Sheila Murnaghan, University of Pennsylvania

Panel II (1:30-3:00 PM):

Europa Barbarorum and the Rehabilitation of Historical Accuracy” Michael Sullivan, Rutgers University

“Animaniacs and Ancient Greek Satyr Drama” Sophie Klein, Boston University

“Transformation as Disease, Reincorporation as Cure: A Comparative Case-Study of Apuleius’ Metamorphoses & C.S. Lewis’ The Horse and His BoyMidori E. Hartman, University of British Columbia

Panel III (3:15-4:45 PM):

“The Classics and the Pursuit of Legitimacy in Modern Medicine” Jan Verstraete, University of Cincinnati/Montclair State University, and Jorie Hofstra, Rutgers University

“Brought to You Live or in Living Color: The 1960’s Reinterpretation of a 1950’s Socrates Portrayed in Maxwell Anderson’s Barefoot in Athens”, Charles Castle, Northwestern University

“Creating the Grotesque: Zombification in Lucan’s Bellum Civile, Shelley’s Frankenstein, and Romero’s Day of the DeadAndrew McClellan, University of British Columbia

Photo (detail): Margaret Bourke-White, 1944. Source: LIFE/Google