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Weiner Presents at Classical Traditions Conference


Jesse Weiner
Jesse Weiner

Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics Jesse Weiner presented a paper titled “Saxa loquuntur?: Archaeological Fantasies in Wilhelm Jensen’s Gradiva” at a conference on March 28. The conference, “The Once and Future Antiquity: Classical Traditions in Science Fiction and Modern Fantasy,” was held at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Wash.

Weiner’s paper examined tensions between science and fantasy in Jensen’s Gradiva: A Pompeian Fantasy, a 1903 German novella set in Pompeii that influenced Freud.

According to its website, the annual conference explores “the intersections of ancient classics and modern science fiction and fantasy.”

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