Friday, 20 April 2012

Yale University Visiting Scholar Lectures in the School of Classics

Professor Shadi Bartsch-Zimmer of the University of Chicago will be visiting the University of St Andrews in the last week of semester 2, as the latest visitor in the annual Distinguished Visiting Scholar scheme in the School of Classics.

Professor Bartsch-Zimmer is one of the world's leading interpreters of Latin literature. Her books include Actors in the Audience:Theatricality and Doublespeak from Nero to Hadrian (Cambridge MA, 1994), Ideologyin Cold Blood: A Reading of Lucan's Civil War (Cambridge MA, 1998) and, most recently, The Mirror of the Self: Sexuality, Self-Knowledge, and the Gaze inthe Early Roman Empire (Chicago, 2006).

She will give two papers, the first entitled "Socrates and Sexuality in Persius' Fourth Satire" on Wednesday 2 May (4 p.m., Swallowgate 11--all welcome), and the second entitled "The Pleasure of the Trope:  Pagan and Christian Authors on the Ethics of Metaphor" on Friday 4 May, as part of a one-day workshop on "Metaphor in Greek and Roman Literature and Culture".

All are welcome! Full programme and registration details
Please email by 23 April to register so that we have an idea of numbers.