Professor of Classics Kirk Ormand recently published a review of a volume of collected essays, titled Sex, Knowledge and Receptions of the Past, edited by Kate Fisher and Rebecca Langlands (Oxford University Press, 2015). The volume deals with the reception of past traditions in the formation of modern theories of sexuality, sexual identity, and gender presentation. Ormand’s review appears in the Journal of the History of Sexuality 27 (2018): 482-484.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Rhetoric Lyndsey P. Beutin was an invited speaker at Yale University's Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition. Beutin presented a lecture "Trafficking in Anti-blackness" as part of the Center's symposium.
Emeritus Professor of History Steven Volk wrote an op-ed, "President Trump using backdoor means to alter drastically the U.S. immigration system" in the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies Sergio Gutiérrez Negrón’s short story “People Who Go To The Beach Alone” was published in the Common as part of a dossier on contemporary Puerto Rican literature in the aftermath of Hurricane María. The story was translated by Hannah K. Cook '18.
Professor of Classics Kirk Ormand has recently delivered two public lectures. In September, he gave a paper titled “Women in and out of Time: Sappho and Atalanta” at Brown University. In October, Ormand participated in the 5th International Conference on Mythcriticism at the Universidad Autónoma in Madrid, Spain (Oct. 17-19), where he delivered “Verhoeven’s Robocop as Modern Oedipus.”
Christopher Trinacty, associate professor of classics, gave an invited lecture titled “The End of the World: Catastrophic Flooding in Seneca’s Natural Questions” at George Washington University. The lecture suggests a new way of reading the flood narrative of the work as part of larger Stoic ideas about time and cyclical history. Trinacty also published a chapter in the volume Intratextuality and Latin Literature (DeGruyter, 2018). The chapter, “Nulla res est quae non eius quo nascitur notas reddat (Nat. 3.21.2): Intertext to Intratext in Senecan Prose and Poetry” analyzes the way that Seneca links his works to those of his predecessors. Trinacty also published a book review on P. Kragelund’s Roman Historical Drama: The Octavia in Antiquity and Beyond in the journal Gnomon 90 (2018) 660-62.