Hamilton College to Host Classics Conference

Hamilton College will host a two-dayconference, Constructions of Sexuality and Gender in Ancient Rome, onMonday, April 6 and Tuesday, April 7. All presentations will be held in DwightLounge, Bristol Campus Center. The conference, which is sponsored by thedepartments of classics, comparative literature and women's studies, willfeature five scholars in the field of classics and is free and open to thepublic.

Carlin Barton, professor of ancient history at the University ofMassachusetts, Amherst, will speak on Ancient Rome and the Rogue Male.Barton is the author of The Sorrows of the Ancient Romans and TheGladiator and the Monster. Her latest work, Fire in the Bones,focuses on Roman emotions of honor.

Shelley P. Haley, a professor ofclassics and women's studies at Hamilton College, will address Editing theTricolon: Race, Gender and Sexuality in Ancient Rome. Haley specializesin classical traditions in North America, race and gender in classicalantiquity and ancient Africa and its suppression in classical scholarship.Most recently, Haley has appeared on BBC's TimeWatch in an episode onCleopatra that aired in England last December and which will soon be shown inthe United States. She also will be featured in the series The Glory ThatWas Rome on the Learning Channel later this spring.

Amy Richlin teaches at the University of Southern California in boththe classics and gender studies program. Her research interests include:Roman sexuality, satire, feminist theory and Roman women's history. She alsohas done research on Roman witches and the construction of manhood in Romanoratorical schools. Her presentation is entitled More than Just GoodFriends: Male Bonding in the Roman Forum.

Carl Rubino also teaches in the classics department at HamiltonCollege. He has a broad range of research interests, including classical andmodern literature and philosophy, literary theory and the connections betweenthe humanities and the sciences. Professor Rubino will speak on Fathers andFatherlands: The Construction of Masculinity in Horace. Currently, he isconducting a project, funded by the Mellon Foundation, that is aimed atfostering electronic collaboration between classics faculty and students atHamilton and other institutions.

Jonathan Walters pursued careers in publishing and social work beforeobtaining his doctoral degree in classics from Cambridge University.Currently, he is a Mellon Fellow at the University of Southern California wherea significant amount of his scholarship concerns Roman gender and sexuality,especially as they relate to concepts of manhood. Walters will speak onLearning to Perform Roman Manhood.

Schedule of Presentations

Monday, April 6, 2:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Carlin A. Barton, University of Massachusetts, Amherst - Ancient Rome andthe Rogue Male

Carl Rubino, Hamilton College - Fathers and Fatherlands: The Constructionof Masculinity in Horace

Amy Richlin, the University of South California - More that Just GoodFriends: Male Bonding in The Roman Forum

Tuesday, April 7, 1-3:30 p.m.

Jonathan Walters, the University of Southern California - Learning toPerform Manhood

Shelley P. Haley, Hamilton College - Editing the Tricolon: Race,Gender and Sexuality in Ancient Rome

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