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GIS 12/5/17: The Evolution of Medusa and Underground Storage in Late Iron Age Iberia

  This week at GIS we had two fascinating presentations on two very different aspects of change and evolution in the Classical world.  First to present was Di Yan, with a paper entitled, ‘Let the Masks Speak: Multiple Images of Medusa and the Gendered Expression.’  In her paper, Di discussed the iconographical evolution of Medusa, … Continue reading

Graduate Interdisciplinary Seminar / Uncategorized

GIS report – 10/02/17

This week we had two inspiring presentations by Alxander Hardwick and Teresa Röger, respectively talking about late antique epic poetry and issues of interpretation in Augustine. In his paper, “Microcosms of Peacetime: Women and Warfare in the Iliad and Beyond”, Alexander has led us through a reappraisal of the role of the Amazon warrior Penthesileia, … Continue reading

Graduate Interdisciplinary Seminar / Uncategorized

GIS report – 03/02/2017

This week we had two excellent presentations by Katherine Krauss and Ludovico Pontiggia, respectively talking about late antique fictional narrative and Roman imperial epic. In her presentation, “Aeneas and Apollonius in Africa: Virgilian Imperialism in the Historia Apollonii Regis Tyri”, Katherine has led us through a reappraisal of the context and literary function of the … Continue reading

Graduate Interdisciplinary Seminar / Uncategorized

GIS REPORT – 11/11/2016

This week we had two fascinating papers by Yung In Chae and Alessio Santoro. Yung In presented a paper entitled “Simone de Beauvoir and Classical Antiquity.” Simone de Beauvoir’s The Second Sex, widely considered the catalyst of second-wave feminism, contains numerous references to ancient Greece and Rome in the course of locating the historical roots … Continue reading