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Tuesday Classics Luncheon
"Religious Primacy in Catullus 34"
Tuesday, February 20, lunch at 12:30, talk at 1:00, and adjournment at 1:45
Room E1 of the Garden Room



Dissecting Cultural Pluralism Lab Talk
Pierre Bonnechere, Université de Montréal
"Past, Present, and Future: Old and new perspectives in Dodona and other Greek oracles"
Friday, February 23, 12:00noon
Wilson 142





JCA Colloquium
George Carras, University of Virginia
Monday, February 26, 12:00noon
Gibson 441



Tuesday Classics Luncheon
Tuesday, February 27, lunch at 12:30, talk at 1:00, and adjournment at 1:45
Room E1 of the Garden Room



Dissecting Cultural Pluralism Lab Talk
Sarah Teets and Justin Greenlee, University of Virginia
Friday, March 2, 12:00noon



JCA Colloquium
Julie Lillis, University of Virginia
Monday, March 12, 12:00noon
Gibson 441



Tuesday Classics Luncheon
Tuesday, March 13, lunch at 12:30, talk at 1:00, and adjournment at 1:45
Room E1 of the Garden Room



Gendering the Garden Conference
from Antiquity to the Present: Cross-cultural and Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Thursday, March 15, 9:30am-5:30pm 
Gibson Room, Cocke Hall 

This one-day symposium aims to create new cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural dialogues about how gardens often become the locus for gender definitions and transgressions in literature and culture. The chronological scope of this conference will encompass antiquity to the present, with topics ranging from literature to garden design. Talks will discuss gardens in Ancient Roman and classical Urdu literature, Hebrew studies, John Donne, Chinese private gardens, Women as professional landscape designers, Vita Sackville-West’s Sissinghurst, and the racial history of UVA’s own Pavillion Gardens.

SPEAKERS:

Sara Myers, University of Virginia,  “Gendering the Garden in Ancient Roman Literature”

Mehr Farooqi, MESALC,  “Love, Eros and Ecstasy: The garden in classical Urdu poetry”

Elizabeth Fowler, University of Virgina,  “White Women and the Spaces of Slavery: UVa’s Pavilion Gardens”

Claire Eager, University of Virginia, "A Fountain for the Countess:  Co-creating Paradise in John Donne's 'Twicknam Garden’”

Thaisa Way, University of Washington, “From Gardens to Landscape Architecture: Women as Professionals”

Barbara Mann, Jewish Theological Seminary, "Hebrew, Gender and the Garden:  Some Transhistorical Observations. " 

Delin Lai, University of Louisville,  “With Whom Do I Sit? – The Chinese Private Garden as a Place for Being with Ideal Companions”

Judith Page, University of Florida, “Castle and Rose: Vita Sackville-West and the Creation of Sissinghurst.”​



Dissecting Cultural Pluralism Lab Talk
Shatha Almutawa, Willamette University
Wednesday, March 21, 5:00pm



 
Albrecht Diem, Syracuse University
"Hildemar's Queer Anxieties: Carolingian Monastic Reform and Same-Sex Sexuality"
Thursday, March 22, 5:30pm
Campbel 153
reception to follow



Friends of Classics Lecture
Michael Dirda
“THE GREAT GOD PAN in Modern Supernatural Fiction"
March 27 
details TBA



Dissecting Cultural Pluralism Lab Talk
Dimitri Gutas, Yale University
Thursday, March 29, 5:00pm



JCA Colloquium
Jens Schröter, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Wednesday, April 4
Details TBA



Dissecting Cultural Pluralism Lab Talk
Karl Shuve and Ahmed al-Rahim, University of Virginia
Friday, April 6, 12:00noon



CAMWS
April 11-14 



Stocker Lecture
Antony Augoustakis, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
April 20 
details TBA



Dissecting Cultural Pluralism Lab Talk
Sonam Kachru, University of Virginia
Friday, April 27, 12:00noon



Graduate Student Conference
Corpora Mutata: Transformations of the Body in Classical Antiquity
April 28