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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