HOW MANY HOMERS?
October 10, 2003
Angell Hall 2175 (Classics Library)
A lecture entitled "HOW MANY HOMERS?" by Glenn Most, Professor of Ancient Greek at the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa and Professor in the Committee on Social Thought in the Departments of Classics and Comparative Literature, University of Chicago. Co-sponsored by the Department of Classical Studies.
Bioethics, Ancient and Modern
Arthur and Mary Platsis Student Prizes and The Second Annual Platsis Symposium on the Classical Tradition: "BIOETHICS, ANCIENT AND MODERN".
September 21, 2003
3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
University Club, Michigan Union
Georgios Anagnostopoulos, Professor of Philosophy, Associate Dean of Arts and Humanities, and Director of the UCSD Center for the Humanities, University of California, San Diego: "Ancient Greek Views on the Goals of Medicine and their Implications." U-M Respondent: Rachana Kamtekar, Assistant Professor of Philosophy. Alfonso G��mez-Lobo, Ryan Professor of Metaphysics and Moral Philosophy, Georgetown University; and Member, President Bush's Council on Bioethics: "Human Embryos: An Aristotelian Analysis." U-M Respondent: Roger Albin, Professor of Neurology. David A. Prentice, Professor, Life Sciences, Indiana State University; Adjunct Professor, Medical & Molecular Genetics, Indiana University School of Medicine; and Founding Member, Do No Harm: The Coalition of Americans for Research Ethics: "Science, Society, and Stem Cells." U-M Respondent: Elizabeth Petty, Associate Professor of Human Genetics & Internal Medicine.
"WHAT IS CLASSICAL?"
September 10, 2003
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Angell Hall 2175
A roundtable discussion with U-M graduate students followed by discussion. Participants included Meilee D. Bridges (English), Marcelo Hamam (Comparative Literature), Jonah Johnson (Comparative Literature), Michael Kicey (Comparative Literature), and Despina Margomenou (Anthropology). Moderated by Vassilis Lambropoulos (Classics and Comparative Literature). Co-sponsored by the C.P. Cavafy Professorship in Modern Greek Studies and the Foundation for Modern Greek Studies.
CFC END-OF-THE-YEAR RECEPTION (SPRING PARTY)
April 28, 2003
5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
An informal, light buffet (with wine) to celebrate the end of the year (and our first-ever course-announcement poster) and to gather together with no particular obligation except, perhaps, an interest in meeting one another and (if the mood strikes) to dream up plans for the future, collaborative and other. Kelsey Museum.
PHILOCTETES IN VIETNAM and SURVIVORS: THE TROJAN WOMEN
April 17-18, 2003
Residential College Auditorium
HOW THE MYCENAEANS WON THE WAR BUT LOST THEIR CHARM
Despina Margomenou's workshop, entitled "HOW THE MYCENAEANS WON THE WAR BUT LOST THEIR CHARM: THE CURRENT STATUS OF AEGEAN PREHISTORY".
March 14-15, 2003
DEAD LOVERS: EROTIC BONDS AND THE STUDY OF PRE-MODERN EUROPE
March 7, 2003
9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
A one-day symposium organized by Basil Dufallo (Classics). All panels in Angell Hall 3222. Co-sponsored by Medieval and Early Modern Studies (MEMS).
9:00 Coffee and Light Breakfast
9:20 Introductory Remarks Basil Dufallo
9:30 Panel: Classical Antiquity Jim Porter, Moderator David Halperin, "The Best Lover" Basil Dufallo, "The Roman Elegist's Dead Lover: Propertius and the Blindness of Affect" 15-Minute Break Jay Reed, "Wilfred Owen's Adonis" Yopie Prins, "Modern Maenads"
12:15 Lunch Break (not provided)
1:30 Panel: The Medieval Period Catherine Sanok, Moderator Alison Cornish, "For the Love of Rome: Eroticism in Petrarch's 'Spirto gentil'" Helmut Puff, "Orphic Ways: Orpheus after Eurydice" Catherine Brown, "Dead Letters"
4:00 Panel: Early Modern Continuities Valerie Traub, Moderator Samuel Sanchez, "Until Death Do Us Part?: Strategies of Desire and Possession in 16th-Century Spain" Silke Weineck, "Dead Children" Michael Schoenfeldt, "'Give Sorrow Words': Speaking Grief in Shakespeare"
COMBAT TRAUMA AND THE UNDOING OF CHARACTER
March 5, 2003
A talk delivered by Dr. Jonathan Shay, author of Achilles in Vietnam and Odysseus in America. Q&A session followed. Dr. Shay is a specialist on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and has a clinical practice with Vietnam veterans at the Boston VA Hospital. He looks at the Homeric epics The Iliad and The Odyssey as points of comparison to our own practices of training and reintegrating soldiers in our American military. Residential College Auditorium (E. University Ave. between Willard and Hill, East Quadrangle). Co-sponsored by the Department of History and the Residential College.
ARTIFACTS/ARTIFICES: FABRICATING CULTURAL MEMORY
February 14-23, 2003
Media Union Gallery, University of Michigan (North Campus)
Exhibit: Eleanor Rappe's Plato's Studio: Fragments and Restorations Reception:
February 21, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Media Union Gallery
Panel: "The Past as Forgery"
February 21, 2003 from 3:00-5:30 p.m
With Kenneth Lapatin, Getty Museum of Los Angeles
Cynthia Freeland, University of Houston Eleanor Rappe, Santa Fe
Jeffrey Lieber, University of Michigan
Also on display are Multi-Media Exhibits:
Virtual Exhibit, "CabiNET": Curiosity Cabinets in Virtual Space
Manuscript Exhibit, "Fakes, Forgeries, and Fictions in Eighteenth-Century Letters"
Audio Exhibit, "Ha-Saruf: Exploring Boundaries of Artistic Truth through a Case of Musical Forgery in Israel"