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Classical Receptions Workshop

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REEEC; Department of Classics; Program in Comparative and World Literature; Department of French and Italian; Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures; Center for Advanced Study; Program in Jewish Culture and Society; Department of History; Program in Medieval Studies; Program in Modern Greek Studies; Center for Translation Studies; Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory; Department of Spanish and Portuguese; Department of English; Department of Gender and Women's Studies; Program in Art History
Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Building (707 S. Mathews Ave., Urbana, IL 61801)
May 18, 2018 - May 19, 2018   All Day
Free and open to the public.
Clara Bosak-Schroeder
Originating Calendar
Russian, E. European & Eurasian Center: Co-sponsored Events

2018 Classical Receptions Workshop
May 18-19, 2018
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Friday, May 18

4:15-4:30: Welcome and Thanks
● Clara Bosak-Schroeder & Katie Cantwell (UIUC)

4:30-5:30pm: Song and Text Networks
● Chair: Bonnie Mak (I-School, Medieval Studies)
● Krishni Burns (UIUC) and Brendan Labbe (UIUC), “The Living Odyssey Project: Greek Myth in 21st Century American Folklore: Initial Survey Results.”
● Ryan Platte (Northwestern), “Gilding American History through Song Culture in O Brother, Where Art Thou?”

Saturday, May 19


8:30-9:00: Breakfast

9-10:30: From Shakespeare to Serial Killers
● Chair: Catharine Gray (English)
● Eloisa Bressan (Northwestern), “Staging History: Aeschylus’ The Persians as a possible intertext of Stephen Jeffrey’s “Bugles at the Gates of Jalalabad.””
● Stephen Froedge (UIUC), "Strangers Beside Us: Oedipus and Ted Bundy on Screen."
● Curtis Perry (UIUC), “Shakespeare's Tragic Characters and Roman SelfPerformance.”

10:30-11: Break

11-12:30: Classics and Critical Theory
● Chair: Susan Koshy (Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory)
● Katie Cantwell (UIUC), “Tracing Antigone: Confronting Intersections of Classics and Critical Theory.”
● Frederika Tevebring (Northwestern), “Baubo, Eleusis, and Truth in Nietzsche.”
● Tessa Cavagnero (Northwestern), "Thinking with Ovid and Freud: Traumatic Repetition in I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House."

12:30-3:30: Lunch and tours of the Spurlock Museum and Krannert Art Museum

3:30-5:00: Public Persistence
● Chair: Rob Rushing (French & Italian, Comp Lit)
● Francesca Tataranni (Northwestern), ““Who put this thing up, this horse?” Public art under fire: the furor over Irene Siegel`s fresco of Vergil’s Aeneid at the Conrad Sulzer Regional Library in Chicago (1985)”
● David Cooper (UIUC), “Homeric and Greek Echoes in the Epic Poems of the Czech Forged Manuscripts.”
● Amy Pistone (Notre Dame), “Amazons Among Us: Classical Representations of AllFemale Societies.”

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