Sixteenth Annual Graduate Student Colloquium, Charlottesville, Virginia, Saturday, April 7, 2012.
All talks will be held in 125 Minor Hall.
9:15-9:45 Breakfast in the atrium of Minor Hall
9:45-10:45 First set of graduate student papers:
"θαύµατ' ἀκοῦσαι: Sound in the Depiction of Monsters"
Fiona Mitchell, University of Bristol
"Pinned to the Grave: Fear of the (un)Dead in Greek Sicily"
Carrie Weaver, Univeristy of Virginia
10:45-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-12:00 Second set of graduate student papers:
"Winged, Black, Dripping Descents: The Monstrous Feminine Death in Early Greek Religion"
Ellie Mackin, King's College, London
"Vergil and the Orphic Tradition: Gigantomachic Themes in the Georgics"
Rene Chaffins, University of Wisconsin
12:00-2:00 Lunch break
2:00-3:00 Keynote address:
"The Birth of the Christian Dragon"
Daniel Ogden, Professor of Classics and Ancient History at the University of Exeter
3:00-3:15 Coffee break
3:15-4:15 Third set of graduate student papers:
"Monster or Martyr: Reputations and Identities of Monstrosity in the OE Life of St. Christopher"
Kaylin Myers, Cornell University
"Jerome's Monstrous Soteriology: Regression and Redemption in the Vita Pauli"
Beth Sutherland, University of Virginia
4:15-5:45 Reception in the atrium of Minor Hall