Classically Inclined

Papers and seminars

February 2017: Monstrous acting: Ancient monsters on film, departmental research seminar, University of Liverpool.

November 2016: I just can’t wait to be king: Fathers and rulers in Seneca, departmental research seminar, University of Birmingham.

June 2016: Release the Kraken? Ancient monsters in modern epic, Celtic Classics Conference, Dublin.

May 2016: Mazes intricate: The Minotaur as a catalyst of identity formation in British Young Adult fiction, Our Mythical Childhood – Chasing Mythical Beasts, Warsaw, Poland.

September 2014: Avoiding the master’s house: Representing women’s space on the Roman comic stage, Is Gender Still Relevant? Examining The State of Play in the Historical Disciplines, Bradford.

August 2014: Fathers, be good to your daughters: Seneca, Augustus and familial ethics, Commemorating Augustus: A Bimillennial Re-evaluation, Leeds.

August 2014: A common thread: Representations of the Minotaur in London, Diversity in Speculative Fiction, LonCon3 Academic Track, London.

June 2014: A common thread: Representations of the Minotaur in London, From I, Claudius to Private Eyes: The Ancient World and Popular Fiction, Bar-Ilan University, Tel Aviv.

May 2014: Space and gender in Plautus’ Rudens, departmental research seminar, University of Trinity St. David, Lampeter.

April 2014: Passing under the wall: Concepts of masculinity in the Roman Britain movies, Classical Association Conference, Nottingham.

April 2014: contributor, Does research on the ancient past have a future in UK media? roundtable discussion, Classical Association Conference, Nottingham.

June 2013: “By a wall that faced the south”: Crossing the border in classically-influenced fantasy, Swords, Sorcery, Sandals and Space: The Fantastika and the Classical World, Liverpool.

March 2013: The desirable contest: Seneca, familial ethics and fathers, KYKNOS seminar, Swansea.

May 2012: Men are from Mars, women are from Venus: The eroticization of knowledge in the Priapea, Feminism and Classics VI, Crossing Borders, Crossing Lines, Brock University, Ontario.

April 2012: “Books will speak plain when counsellors blanch”: Reading as consolation in Seneca, Classical Association Conference, Exeter.

November 2011: Seneca, the ethics of the family and fathers, IAA Verbal Poster Seminar, Birmingham.

November 2011: “The dragon-green, the luminous, the dark, the serpent-haunted sea”: Monsters, landscape and gender in Clash of the Titans (1981 and 2010), Animating Antiquity – Harryhausen and the Classical Tradition, Bradford.

April 2011: Sweeter than honey in the comb: Pliny and the philosophers, Latin Day Colloquium, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

January 2011: Sing the lyrics! Perform the lyrics! Two approaches to music in Plautine comedy, the Annual Meeting of the American Philological Association, San Antonio, Texas.

October 2010: A musical evening in honor of David Porter, Annual Meeting of the Classical Association of the Atlantic States, Newark, New Jersey.

March 2010: Life in plastic, it’s fantastic: Classical reception and Barbie, The 32nd Annual Warren I. Susman Graduate Student Conference, Rutgers, New Jersey.

January 2010: Reading rape in Ovid, the Annual Meeting of the American Philological Association, Anaheim, California.

November 2009: Our house is a very, very, very fine house: The family as philosophical ideal in Seneca, Oikos – Familia: The family in ancient Greco-Roman society, the fifth annual ARACHNE conference, Gothenburg, Sweden.

October 2009: Life in plastic, it’s fantastic: Classical reception and Barbie, Annual Meeting of the Classical Association of the Atlantic States, Wilmington, Delaware.

April 2009: Twisted sister: Family relationships in the Octavia, lines 1-188, Latin Day Colloquium, New York University, New York City.

May 2008: She’s only a bird in a gilded cage: Freedwomen at Trimalchio’s dinner party, Feminism and Classics V, Bringing It All Back Home, University of Michigan, Michigan.

October 2007: An invisible girl in an invisible world: Glauke in Euripides’ Medea, the Centennial Meeting of the Classical Association of the Atlantic States, Washington D.C.

April 2007: Women in the Priapea: The eroticisation of knowledge, Latin Day Colloquium, Rutgers, New Brunswick, New Jersey.

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