Humanities Through Classics: What Does the Future Hold? | Schedule | Panelist Bios | Media

A Symposium Hosted by the The University of Miami Center for the Humanities
and the Department of Classics

Humanities Through Classics:
What Does the Future Hold?

Friday, February 25, 2011

CAS Gallery/Wesley House
1210 Stanford Drive
University of Miami

Free and open to the public. No registration required.

Delicious Refreshments & Live Musical Entertainment

9:30 am - 10:00 am
Welcome and Introduction - Leonidas Bachas, Dean, College of Arts & Sciences
John Kirby, Chair, Department of Classics

10:00 am - 11:15 am
Session 1

  1. “Nietzsche, Stupidity, and the Humanities of the Future,” Wilson Shearin (Classics, UM)
  2. “‘Family Guy’ as Aristophanic Comedy,” Jennifer Ferriss-Hill (Classics, UM)
  3. “Excavation as Incantation: Cy Twombly and the Dream of the Classical Past,” Han Tran (Classics, UM)
  4. “Lucian's Rhetorum Praeceptor and the Despondent Classicist,” Valentina Popescu (Classics, UM)


11:15 am - 11:30 am

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Session 2

  1. “Beyond Lucan: The Politics of Translating Sophoclean Tragedy in
    17th-Century England,” Mihoko Suzuki (English, UM)
  2. “Ex Oriente Lux,” David Graf (Religious Studies, UM)
  3. “Early Christianity and Classical Culture in Retrospect and Prospect,” John Fitzgerald (Religious Studies, UM)


12:30 pm - 2:30 pm


2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Roundtable: The Future of the Classics and of the Humanities

  • Shadi Bartsch, Ann L. and Lawrence B. Buttenwieser Professor of Classics, University of Chicago

  • Michael Halleran, Provost, College of William and Mary

  • Gregory Nagy, Francis Jones Professor of Classical Greek Literature and Professor of Comparative Literature, Harvard University

  • Patrice Rankine, Associate Professor of Classics and Assistant Head of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Purdue University

 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Reception - Refreshments and Live Music



Driving Directions/Map of University of Miami

Please enter the Coral Gables campus at the traffic light on Ponce de Leon Blvd. and Stanford Drive. Once inside, make your first left onto Levante Avenue. Then make a right onto Pavia Street. On your left you will see Pavia Parking Garage. Please park here. Opposite the parking garage you will see the Wesley Student Center. The symposium is on the Northeast side of the Wesley Student Center at the CAS Gallery.