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Classical Connections Seminar Series

The Classics and Ancient History department at the University of Warwick is pleased to launch the Classical Connections Seminar Series, dedicated to exploring connections between Greek and Latin antiquity and different geographical and temporal contexts, both ancient and modern.

The series covers the fields of Classical Reception Studies, Comparative Classical Studies, Comparative Literature with Classics and Ancient Global Classics, and we especially welcomes lectures that help rethink the role of Greek and Latin Classics in our culture, education and academic practices by comparison and interaction with other disciplines.

Thanks to the generous funding of the IATL, the IAS and the HRC we will host, in 2018-2019, a number of public lectures and one daily event (Racing the Classics), some of which are happening in connection with the undergraduate module 'Africa and the Making of Classical Literature'.

Admission is free and open to all. Details of specific events can be found on our events calendar.

For further information, please do not hesitate to contact the Seminar organizer, Dr Elena Giusti (E dot Giusti at Warwick dot ac dot uk)


Thursday 25th October 2018 5pm-6.30pm OC 1.06

Dr Sarah Derbew (Harvard University)

"The Metatheater of Blackness: Danaids, Dunbar, and Ellison"

Friday 11th January 2019 5pm-6.30pm OC 0.05

Dr Tom Phillips (Manchester)

"Shelley's Plastic Hellenism"

Monday 18th February 2019 12-1 S 0.10

Dr Joseph Sanzo (Warwick)

"Religious Differentiation, Communal Boundaries, and the Late Antique Christian Masses: The Evidence from Amulets and Related Sources"

Friday 1st March 2019 5pm-6.30 pm OC 0.01

Dr Mathias Hanses (Penn State)

"Black Cicero: (Re-)Reading the Classics with W. E. B. Du Bois"

Thursday 7th March 2019 12am-1pm MS.04

Dr Tessa Roynon (Oxford)

"Black Classicism: some theory, some practices and some dilemmas"

Friday 15th March 2019 5pm-6.30pm OC 0.01

Prof. Patrice Rankine (Richmond)

"Caught in the Act: The Classics, White Supremacy, and the Quest for a New Commons"

Wednesday 1st May 2019 5pm-6.30pm OC 0.04

Dr Dan-el Padilla Peralta (Princeton/Warwick IAS Visiting Fellow)

"The Etruscan Negro: from Coin to Memory to Racial Politics"

Thursday 2nd May 2019 6pm-7pm OC 0.01

Michael Okyere Asante (Stellenbosch University)

"Facing Reality: The Future of "African Classics" from a Ghanaian Perspective"

Friday 3rd May 2019 10am-6pm AC.02-AC.03

Racing the Classics

Open Event (organised by Dr Sasha-Mae Eccleston and Dr Dan-el Padilla Peralta)

Thursday 9th May 2019 5pm-6.30pm [R1.13]

Dr Sasha-Mae Eccleston (Brown/Warwick IAS Visiting Fellow)

"Speaking (of) Greek: Reflections on Value in Post-9/11 Receptions of Epic"

Thursday 16th May 2019 5pm-6.30pm

Dr Thomas Biggs (Georgia)

"Agamben, Iustitium, and the Poetic "State of Exception" in Lucan's Bellum Civile"