THE LINE AND THE TURN: Readings of Greek Poetry in honor of Seth Schein

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Friday, May 13th, 2022  (Swift Hall, Common Room, 1st Floor)

1:00 - 1:15  Introductory remarks, Sarah Nooter and Alex Purves

1:15 - 3:30  Panel 1: Epic lineage, chaired by Seth Estrin

Sheila Murnaghan, “Returning to Troy: From Homer to Sophocles and Back”

Melissa Mueller, “Of horses and men: divine-human entanglements in Sappho and Homer”

Pascale Brillet-Dubois, “The mortal heroine: tragic metamorphosis of a Homeric line” 

3:45 - 5:15  Panel 2: Lyric twists, chaired by Jonah Radding

Nancy Felson, “His line, her turn: stopping at the garden gate in Archilochus’ Erotic Fragment”

Richard Hunter, “Beyond busy: Pindar, Plato and the philosophical turn”

5:30 - 6:00  Seth Schein, “Turning toward Greek meter”


Saturday, May 14th, 2022 (Classics 101, 1st Floor)

9:30 - 11:45  Panel 3: Limning the Iliad, chaired by Emily Austin

Alex Purves, “Lines of Time in Iliad 1”

Sarah Nooter, “Lives that bend, lines that break: revisiting Simoeisius on the banks”

Mario Telò, “The Line and the Hyphen: Re-reading The Battle of the Frogs and Mice”

1:00 - 2:30  Panel 4: Tragic breaks, chaired by Sarah Olsen

Nancy Worman, “Posthuman Turns in the Agamemnon”

Karen Bassi, "Lives Long and Short”    

2:45 - 4:15  Panel 5: The Material turn, chaired by Marianne Hopman

Lauri Reitzammer, “Sight Lines and Theôria in Aristophanes”

Anna Uhlig, “Lines in the Sand: Poetry and Papyrology”