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2004 Events

Romantic Classical: Piranesi, Canova, Ingres, Delacroix

March 27, 2004 | 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Tappan Hall

A symposium on Classicism and the history of art entitled "ROMANTIC CLASSICAL: PIRANESI, CANOVA, INGRES, DELACROIX". Panelists include Professors Bruce Frier, Alex Potts, Susan Siegfried, and Michele Hannoosh; Jim Porter and Richard Janko introduced and moderated the panel. Co-sponsored by the Department of Classical Studies.

The Beauty of the Ethical Life: Lacan's Antigone

March 4, 2004 | 4:00 p.m.
Angell Hall 2175 (Classics Library)

A lecture entitled "THE BEAUTY OF THE ETHICAL LIFE: LACAN'S ANTIGONE" by Miriam Leonard, Lecturer and Research Fellow in Classics, Department of Classics and Ancient History at the Univeristy of Bristol. Co-sponsored by the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, the Program in Comparative Literature, the Department of Classical Studies, and the Women's Studies Program.

Revising Antiquity:

Re-imagining the Ancient World in 19th-Century Britain

January 30, 2004 | 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. 
Angell Hall 3222

A one-day symposium organized by Meilee D. Bridges (English). Featured speakers included:
Caroline Arscott (Senior Lecturer, Courtauld Institute of Art, London)
Shawn Malley (Assistant Professor of English, Bishop's University, Quebec)
Oswyn Murray (CUF Lecturer in Ancient History, Faculty of Classics, University of Oxford)
Elizabeth Prettejohn (Professor of Modern Art, University of Plymouth, Exeter)

Co-sponsored by the Department of Classical Studies, Rackham Graduate School, the Department of English Language & Literature, the Center for European Studies, the C.P. Cavafy Professorship in Modern Greek, the Department of Art History, the Institute for the Humanities, and the Nineteenth-Century Forum.

The Aesthetic Turn: Aesthetic Criticism and Latin Poetry

January 29, 2004 | 4:00 p.m.
Angell Hall 2175 (Classics Library)

A lecture entitled "THE AESTHETIC TURN: AESTHETIC CRITICISM AND LATIN POETRY" by Charles Martindale, Professor of Classics and Ancient History at the University of Bristol. Co-sponsored by the Department of Classical Studies.

African-American Classicists in the 19th Century: A Symposium

January 23, 2004 | 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Haven Hall 5670

This symposium illuminated the special exhibit housed in the U-M Graduate Library entitled "Twelve Black Classicists," which was touring the country contemporaneously. Wilson Moses was the keynote speaker for this event. Moses holds the Feree Professorship of American History at Pennsylvania State University. He has lectured in England, Malawi, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Austria, Hungary, and Germany. He has also held senior Fulbright professorships at the University of Vienna and the Free University of Berlin. He is author, most recently, of Afrotopia: Roots of African-American Popular History (1998) and the forthcoming Creative Conflict in African American Thought. The afternoon's activities also included a panel with Kevin Gaines (CAAS/History), Arlene Keizer (CAAS/English), Simon Gikandi (Comparative Literature), Julia Rosenbloom (Classical Studies), and Michele Ronnick of Wayne State University, who assembled the exhibit. Co-sponsored by the Center for Afroamerican and African Studies (CAAS), the Program in Comparative Literature, the Department of Classical Studies, the Museum Studies Program, and the Department of English.