Presentations

Select Public and Invited Lectures (2010-present)

  1. “Scylla’s Lament in the Cirisand the (post-)Ovidian Latin Literary Tradition,” Annual Meeting, CA/FIEC, July 7, 2019, London, UK
  2. “College Greek Exam: Past and Future” (with Mary Pendergraft), Annual Meeting, CAMWS, April 6, 2019, Lincoln, Nebraska
  3. “Introduction” in Organized Panel: “The Writing on the Wall: The Intersection of Flavian Literary and Material Culture,” Annual Meeting, Society for Classical Studies, January 2019, San Diego, CA (co-organizers Emma Buckley and Claire Stocks)
  4. “Scylla’s Lament in the Ciris and the Latin Literary Tradition,” Authors and Readers in the Appendices, Trinity College, Oxford, September 5-7, 2018
  5. “Death, Burial, and Ritual in Flavian Poetry,” Arthur Stocker Annual Lecture, University of Virginia, April 20, 2018
  6. “Best Practices from an Editor’s Perspective,” Annual Meeting, CAMWS, April 12, 2018, Albuquerque, New Mexico
  7. “Hannibal’s Journey,” Inaugural Libson Classics Seminar, University of Lisbon, March 19, 2018
  8. “Hannibal’s Journey: A Literary Manipulation of Cultural Memory,” Epic and History International Conference, Florida State University, October 28, 2017, Tallahasee, FL
  9. “The New Ben-Hur (2016) in a Changing World,” Illinois Classical Conference, October 7, 2017, Urbana, IL
  10. “The New Ben-Hur (2016) in a Changing World,” Wabash College, September 18, 2017
  11. “Death, Ritual, Burial in Flavian Poetry,” Middlebury College, May 5, 2017
  12. “A New Ben-Hur (2016) in a Changing World,” Annual Meeting, CA, April 28, 2017, Canterbury, UK
  13. “Death and Ritual in the Silvae,” Editing and Commenting on the Silvae, Workshop, Centre of Classical Studies, University of Lisbon, March 17, 2017, Lisbon, Portugal
  14. “Epicurean Postures in Silius’ Punica,” Philosophies of Flavian Literature, University of Toronto, March 4, 2017
  15. “From (Mythological) Greece to (Imperial) Rome: Burying the Dead in Flavian Poetry,” University of Toronto, March 3, 2017
  16. “Response in The Next Generation: Papers by Undergraduate Classics Students,” Annual Meeting, SCS, January 6, 2017, Toronto, ON
  17. “From (Mythological) Greece to (Imperial) Rome: Burying the Dead in Valerius Flaccus and Silius Italicus,” University of Cincinnati, November 15, 2016
  18. “Gods and the Divine in STARZ Spartacus” Film and History Conference, Milwaukee WI, October 2016
  19. “From (Mythological) Greece to (Imperial) Rome: Burying the Dead in Valerius Flaccus and Silius Italicus,” University of Missouri Columbia, April 22, 2016
  20. “Who is Spartacus? Casting a New Spartacus in the STARZ Series,” Annual Meeting, CA, April, 2016, Edinburgh, UK
  21. Presidential Address at CAMWS: “Visualizing Epic” (March 18, 2016)
  22. haec pietas, haec fides: Permutations of Trust in Statius’ Thebaid,” Annual Meeting, SCS, January 8, 2016, San Francisco, CA
  23. “From (Mythological) Greece to (Imperial) Rome: Burying the Dead in Valerius Flaccus and Silius Italicus,” Intertextuality in Valerius Flaccus, University College London, December 18, 2015
  24. “Quaenam spes hominum? Dashed Hopes in Statius’ Thebaid,” The Emotion of Hope, Rethymnon, Greece, December 13, 2015
  25. “Ancient Greek Myth and Modern Greek History in Theo Angelopoulos’ The Weeping Meadow (2004),” Film and History Conference, Madison WI, November 6, 2015
  26. “Fides in Statius’ Thebaid,” Fides in Flavian Literature, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands, June 6-8, 2015
  27. “Collateral Damage: Todeskette in Flavian Epic,” Flavian Epic Intertextuality, Fondation Hardt, Geneva, Switzerland, May 28-30, 2015
  28.  “Male Lament in Statius’ Thebaid,” Annual Meeting, SCS, January 11, 2015, New Orleans, LA
  29. “Death, Burial and Ritual in Flavian Epic” Royal Holloway, University of London, November 12, 2014
  30. “Dreaming Inconsistency: Ismene in Thebaid 8,” Unity and Inconsistency in Flavian Epic, Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), September 4, 2014, Budapest, Hungary
  31. “Civil War and Semblance of Burial in Flavian Epic,” Celtic Conference in Classics, Edinburgh, June 26, 2014
  32. “Burial and Lament in Flavian Epic: Mothers, Fathers, Children,” Colloquium at St. Andrews’ University, June 20, 2014
  33. “Terence in Cornelius Schonaeus’ plays,” 8th Trends in Classics International Conference, Roman Drama and its Contexts, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, May 29, 2014, Thessaloniki, Greece
  34. “Greeks and Romans: Literature, Religion, and Culture,” Osaka City University, Japan, May 11, 2014
  35. “The Representation of Ancient Women on Screen,” Osaka City University, Japan, May 10, 2014
  36. “The Other on Screen in the 21st Century,” Annual Meeting, CA, April 2014
  37. “The Other on Screen in the 21st Century,” Annual Meeting, CAMWS, April 2014
  38. “Terence and his World,” Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil, March 26, 2014
  39. “Editing Companions: From Roman Comedy to Flavian Epic,” Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, March 24, 2014
  40. “Burial Scenes: Silius and Greco-Roman Historiography,” Annual Meeting, APA, January 3, 2014, Chicago, IL
  41. “Burial Scenes: Silius and Greco-Roman Historiography,” I generi letterari nell’età dei Flavi: Canoni, trasformazioni, ricezione, Torino Italy, September 19, 2013
  42. “Partnership and Love in Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (2011),” Annual Meeting, CAMWS, April 19, 2013, Iowa City, IA
  43. “Burial Scenes: Silius and Greco-Roman Historiography,” Silius Italicus: Poetry and Historiography, Washington University St. Louis, March 23, 2013
  44. “Recycling Hecuba,” Langford Latin Seminar, Florida State University, February 22, 2013
  45. “Campanian Politics and Poetics in Silius Italicus’ Punica,” Annual Meeting, APA, January 2013, Seattle, WA
  46. “Women in the Ancient World, Athens and Rome,” Hellenic Link-Midwest (HLM), November 18, 2012
  47. “Greek Myth, Roman History, and the Affirmation of Patriarchy in Le Gladiatrici,” Film and History Conference, Milwaukee WI, September 27-28, 2012
  48. “Silius Italicus’ Punica in Claudian’s De raptu Proserpinae,” Flavian Epic and the World of Ideas, University of Warsaw, 24-25 May 2012
  49. “Women in Flavian Epic,” Illinois Wesleyan University, January 18, 2012
  50. “Teichoscopia and Katabasis: Engendering Poetics in Flavian Epic,” Flavian Epic Interactions, University College London, 23–24 June 2011
  51. “A Translation of Silius Italicus’ Punica in the English Restoration,” Annual Meeting, CAMWS, April 6, 2011, Gran Rapids, MI
  52. “Partnership and Love in Spartacus: Blood and Sand,” Film and History Conference, Milwaukee WI, November 11-14, 2010
  53. “Hrotsvitha Reading Terence,” Monmouth College, April 29, 2010
  54. “Cheap Bodies, Vile Politics: Effacing the Female in HBO-BBC’s Rome, Season Two,” Annual Meeting, CA, April 9, 2010, Cardiff, UK
  55. “εἰς ἀνδροβρῶτας ἡδονὰς ἀφίξεται: Tydeus’ cannibalism at the end of Thebaid 8,” Statius Workshop, January 22, 2010, University of Nottingham, UK
  56. “Raping Achilles and the Poetics of Manhood: Re(de)fining Europe and Asia in Statius’ Achilleid,” Annual Meeting, APA, January 9, 2010, Orange County, CA

Organized Conferences

  1. “Domitian and the East,” International Conference, Anargirios and Korgialenios School of Spetses, Greece, June 30-July 2, 2019
  2. “Contested Authorships in Latin Literature and Beyond,” International Conference, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, March 29-30, 2019 (Co-Organizers: Antony Augoustakis and Brian Walters)
  3. “Race Work and the Classics,” Workshop, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, February 22, 2019 (Co-Organizers: Antony Augoustakis and Clara Bosak-Schroeder)
  4. “Flavian Campania,” International Conference, Naples, Italy, September 16-19, 2015 (with Claudio Buongiovanni, Joy Littlewood, and Arianna Sacerdoti)
  5. “New Heroes on Screen,” International Conference, Cultural Centre at Delphi, Greece, June 29-July 1 2015 (with Stacie Raucci, Union College)
  6. “Flavian Literature and Its Greek Past,” International Conference, Cultural Centre at Delphi, Greece, July 5-7 2012
  7. “Reading Ritual and Religion in Flavian Epic,” International Conference, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, April 23-25 2010
  8. “Τροφεῖα, Επιστημονικό Συμπόσιο Αποφοίτων Πανεπιστημίου Κρήτης, Τομέας Κλασικών Σπουδών,” May 23-25, 2008, University of Crete, Rethymnon, Greece (co-organized)

Organized Panels

  1. Organizer of Panel: “Female Protagonists in Troy: Fall of a City(2018),” Annual Meeting, CAMWS, April 2019, Lincoln, Nebraska
  2. Organizer of Panel: “The Writing on the Wall: The Intersection of Flavian Literary and Material Culture,” Annual Meeting, Society for Classical Studies, January 2019, San Diego, CA (co-organizers Emma Buckley and Claire Stocks)
  3. Organizer of Roundtable Discussion: “Meeting with the Editor,” Annual Meeting, CAMWS, April 2017, Kitchener, ON
  4. Organizer of Panel “Fides in Flavian Poetry,” Annual Meeting, Society for Classical Studies, January 2016, San Francisco, CA (co-organizer Claire Stocks)
  5. Organizer of Panel “New Directions in Onscreen Receptions,” Annual Meeting, Classical Association, April 2014, Nottingham, UK
  6. Organizer of Panel “New Directions in Cinematic Receptions,” Annual Meeting, CAMWS, April 2014, Waco, TX
  7. Organizer of Panel “The Transition to Empire in HBO-BBC’s ROME, Season Two,” Annual Meeting, Classical Association, April 2010, Cardiff, UK
  8. Organizer of Panel “Carmen Solutum: Interactions of Poetry and History in Flavian Literature,” Annual Meeting, Classical Association, March 2008, Liverpool UK (co-organizer Eleni Manolaraki)
  9. Organizer of Panel “Between Myth and History: Flavian Epic and Imperial Culture,” Annual Meeting, CAMWS, April 17, 2004, St. Louis, MO
  10. Organizer of Panel “Cultural Constructions in Flavian Poetics,” Annual Meeting, APA, January 5, 2004, San Francisco, CA