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Race Work in the Classics

Event Type
Department of the Classics
Levis Faculty Center Fourth Floor Lecture Hall (919 W. Illinois St., Urbana)
Feb 22, 2019   8:30 am - 4:00 pm  

8:30-10 am Session 1: Migration and Translation (Chair: Jingling Chen, East Asian Languages and Cultures)

  1. Lakshmi Ramgopal (Harvard University): Italian Identities Abroad, 112-88 BCE
  2. Adrienne Ho Rose (University of Iowa): Racing Target: Translation as Defacement in Catullus 85 & 99

10:30 am - 12 noon Session 2: W.E.B. Du Bois and the Classics (Chair: Derrick Spires, English)

  1. Jackie Murray (University of Kentucky): The Education of Black Medea in The Quest for the Silver Fleece
  2. Harriet Fertik (University of New Hampshire): Teaching with the Greeks: Du Bois on Race and Universal History

1-2:30 pm Session 3: Race, Gender, and Indignity (Chair: Silvia Soto, American Indian Studies)

  1. Patricia Kim (University of Pennsylvania): Race x Gender: The Case of Artemisia II (4th c BCE)
  2. Katherine Blouin (University of Toronto): Indigeneity, Imperialism and Ancient Alexandria's Occluded Histories

3-4 pm Roundtable with Emma Dench (Harvard University)

Sponsoring Departments and Units

Classics, CAS (Center for Advanced Studies), Spurlock Museum, European Union Center, Spanish and Portuguese, Unit for Criticism, EPOL (Education, Policy, Organization and Leadership), KAM (Krannert Art Museum), German, Communication, African American Studies, History, English, Medieval Studies, FRIT (French and Italian), EALC (East Asian Languages and Cultures), CWL (Comparative and World Literature), REEEC (Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center), Latin American Center, Gender and Women’s Studies, East Asian and Pacific Studies, Slavic, Art and Design

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