Alumni, Students Present at Classics Meeting
A student and two recent Hamilton graduates gave papers at the annual meeting of the Classical Association of the Atlantic States in Baltimore on Oct. 13-15. Antonia Farzan '11, Sarah Reynolds '11 and Jack Waddell '14 submitted abstracts for their papers and were chosen from a larger field of undergraduates for two undergraduate sessions at the meeting. Each gave papers and answered questions afterward. Farzan's paper was titled "Aesthetics of Wilderness: The Sublime in Nineteenth-Century America"; Reynolds presented "Dialogues of Beauty: The Relationship Between Scientific Inquiry and Ancient Aesthetics in the Works of Leon Battista Alberti and Leonardo da Vinci"; and Waddell's paper was "Et in Arcadia Ego: Baron Wilhelm von Gloeden."
All three papers came out of a class on "Trafficking in the Classics" that was taught last year by James Wells (now at DePauw University). The students received many compliments from the attendees, who were impressed with both the level of their presentations and their ability to respond to questions.