Matheson Learning Commons showcases conference on gender and sexuality in ancient Greece and Rome

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Matheson Learning Commons showcases conference on gender and sexuality in ancient Greece and Rome

Published on May 19 2012


Visit the display cases inside and directly outside the library to have a glimpse at some of the topics researchers will address during the Feminism and Classics VI: Crossing Borders, Crossing Lines conference (May 24 to 27). This major international conference, held every four years, will be hosted for the first time in Canada and on its 20th anniversary. Papers will examine issues concerning prostitution, homosexuality, marriage, and fertility in the ancient world, as well as matters related to teaching and researching sexuality and gender in the ancient Mediterranean world. Members of the public are invited to attend two free, public events during the conference: the keynote address by Prof. Kathy Gaca (Vanderbilt University) titled "Ancient Warfare and the Forcible Penetration of Borders, Communities, and Bodies" at 5:00 p.m. on May 24 in AS 202; and a special performance of a Greek tragedy, Euripides' Alcestis, co-directed by Mary-Kay Gamel (UC-Santa Cruz) and Mark Damen (Utah State University), at 5:00 p.m. on May 25 in Pond Inlet. The full conference program and additional details can be found at: www.brocku.ca/conferences/feminism-classics-vi. Those interested in attending sessions and other events during the conference are welcome to register on-site. Please contact fcvi@brocku.ca for more information.