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A Walk in the CLOUDS: Celebrating the Classics at UM
The 2013 Classics Symposium of the University of Miami
Friday, February 15th 2013
Schedule of Events
I. Morning Session [CAS Gallery at the Wesley Center] 10.00 AM -12.30 PM
Greece: Calyx Krater [Mixing Bowl], 4th century BCE. Pottery and paint, 14 1/8 h. x 12 1/2" dia. Museum purchase through the 2011 Director's Circle, the Linnie E. Dalbeck Memorial Endowment Fund, the Thea Katzenstein Art Acquistion Endowment Fund and the Lowe Art Museum Acquistions Fund, 2011.5
Welcome and Introduction:
- John Kirby
Professor and Chair, UM Department of Classics
Speakers: UM Faculty from the UM College of Arts and Sciences and the Community
- Stephen Di Benedetto · Department of Theatre Arts
- Scott Farrington · Department of Classics
"The Tragicomic Dionysus"
- Jennifer Ferriss-Hill · Department of Classics
"Tragedy in Comedy: The Comic Afterlife of Mysian Telephus"
- T. George Hendren · Department of Classics
"Blood and Wine: The sinister side of Bacchic Revelry"
- Wilson Shearin · Department of Classics
"'Loquacity and Sickening Nonsense': Plutarch's reception of Aristophanes"
- Han Tran · Department of Classics
"Cannibals can't sing: A Cyclops struggles in the land of Bacchus"
Lunch [on one’s own] 12.30-2.30 PM
II. Afternoon Session [CAS Gallery at the Wesley Center] 2.30-4.00 PM
Keynote Speaker: Kenneth J. Reckford
Kenan Professor of Classics, Emeritus, UNC at Chapel Hill
"[Why] Did Aristophanes' CLOUDS Fail?"
III. World Premiere Play Performance [lawn next to to the Lowe Museum] 5.00 PM
A Work of Pure Fiction
a "what-if" exploration of the friendship between Aristophanes and Socrates during the time that Aristophanes was writing his play The Clouds.
by Edith Freni, UM Department of Theatre Arts. Directed by JV Mercanti, UM Department of Theatre Arts.
IV. Reception [Tobin Gallery, Lowe Art Museum] after the play