Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Andrew Laird Lecture

Something to add to your calendar for next week:

The Department of Classics of the University of Virginia is pleased to
announce that Professor Andrew Laird (University of Warwick) will be
giving a lecture entitled "Par nullum Graecia numen habet: The role of
reception in Roman studies."

The lecture will take place at 5pm on Monday, 3 November 2008, in the
Gibson Room, Cocke Hall.

Andrew Laird’s principal areas of research are in Roman poetry and
prose narrative, but he also works on ancient criticism, literary
biography, and ideas of fiction – particularly in relation to modern
theory. His research on Latin extends to Renaissance Europe and
Spanish America: The Epic of America (London 2006) highlights
connections between Latin writing and indigenous knowledge in colonial
Mexico. Other books include Powers of Expression, Expressions of
Power: Speech Presentation and Latin Literature
(Oxford 1999) and A
Companion to the Prologue of Apuleius’ Metamorphoses
(Oxford 2001).