CONF: All Roads Lead From Rome

Seen on Classicists (please send any responses to the folks mentioned in the quoted text, not to rogueclassicism!):

The Rutgers Classics Graduate Student Organization would like to invite you
to our conference, "All Roads Lead From Rome." It will be held on 9 April
2010 at the Busch Campus Center, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ. The
registration form is attached, and should be emailed in return to Liz Gloyn
(lizgloyn AT by March 12th. The conference is free, but we
would like an estimate for catering. People are welcome to attend without

Please visit our Facebook page:!/group.php?gid=147915551768&ref=ts

Registration begins at 9 AM, and the program is as follows:

Panel I (10:00-11:30 AM):
"The Iliad in the Original: Theorizing Classical Reception in Filmic and
Televisual Texts"
Vincent Tomasso, Stanford University

" ‘As You Wish’: The Reception of the Greek Romance in The Princess Bride"
Katharine Piller, University of California at Los Angeles

"The Hyper-Alexandrianism of Virgilian Centos and Girl Talk’s ‘Mashups’ "
Patrick Burns, Fordham University

Keynote Speaker (11:45-12:30 PM):
"Classics for Cool Kids: Popular and Unpopular Versions of Antiquity for
Sheila Murnaghan, University of Pennsylvania

Panel II (1:30-3:00 PM):
"Europa Barbarorum and the Rehabilitation of Historical Accuracy"
Michael Sullivan, Rutgers University

"Animaniacs and Ancient Greek Satyr Drama"
Sophie Klein, Boston University

"Transformation as Disease, Reincorporation as Cure: A Comparative
Case-Study of Apuleius’ Metamorphoses & C.S. Lewis’ The Horse and His Boy"
Midori E. Hartman, University of British Columbia

Panel III (3:15-4:45 PM):
"The Classics and the Pursuit of Legitimacy in Modern Medicine"
Jan Verstraete, University of Cincinnati, Montclair State University
Jorie Hofstra, Rutgers University

"Brought to You Live or in Living Color: The 1960’s Reinterpretation of a
1950’s Socrates Portrayed in Maxwell Anderson’s ‘Barefoot in Athens’ "
Charles Castle, Northwestern University

"Creating the Grotesque: Zombification in Lucan’s Bellum Civile, Shelley’s
Frankenstein, and Romero’s Day of the Dead"
Andrew McClellan, University of British Columbia

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