CAMWS Souther Section

Tentative CAMWS-SS Program

Note: The program committee is finalizing the list of presiders. As soon as that information becomes available, it will be added to this program.

To view the abstract of an individual paper (pdf), click on the paper's title.
To see the abstracts for a panel, click on the link that follows the title of the panel.

Thursday November 13, 2008

8:00AM-5:00PM Registration (Lobby)

8:00AM-5:00PM Exhibits (Amherst)

10:00AM-11:30AM Session 1A (Vanderbilt Room I)

Wine, Weddings, and No Funeral

Peter J. Anderson, Grand Valley State University, presiding

  1. "A Wedding Invitation: A Look at the Lebes Gamikos." Amy I. Goggans, University of Mississippi
  2. "Romans, Italians, and Natives and the Origins of the Catalan Wine Industry in the first and second centuries B.C." Benedict J. Lowe, Western Oregon University
  3. "The Dynamics of Infant Exposure: Motives, Attitudes and (Unintended) Consequences." Judith A. Evans-Grubbs, Washington University

10:00AM-11:30AM Session 1B (Vanderbilt Room II)

Footprints In Antiquity: Foot lore in Greece and Rome

Georgia L. Irby-Massie (College of William and Mary), presiding

View all of the abstracts for this panel here.

  1. "Take Off Your Shoes and Pray a While: Greek Religious Attitudes Towards Bare-footedness." Daniel B. Levine, University of Arkansas
  2. "Does the Presence of Feet in the Archeological Record Inform Us of Their Importance?" Dorothy A. Dvorsky-Rohner, University of North Carolina - Asheville
  3. "Unhappy Feet: the trials of Sophocles' Philoctetes and Oedipus." Sophie J.V. Mills, University of North Carolina -Asheville
  4. "These Feet Weren't Made for Walking: Ancient Treatments for Foot Complaints." Georgia L. Irby-Massie, College of William and Mary

1:15PM-3:15PM Session 2A (Stuyvesant)

Desperate Housewives

Jesca Scaevola, University of Missouri, presiding

  1. "Helen's Remorse and the Opacity of Female Desire." Laurel Fulkerson, The Florida State University
  2. "Gender in the Roman Garden: Lucretius' Idealized Epicurean Society." T.H.M. Gellar, UNC-Chapel Hill
  3. "Bellona as Bridesmaid: The Strategies of a trans-epic Juno." John P. Wood, University of Missouri
  4. "Livia and the Ara Pacis Augustae: An Historical Interpretation of the Tellus Panel." Emily V. Olson, Washington University
  5. "The End of Octavia." Herbert W. Benario, Emory University

1:15PM-3:15PM Session 2B (Vanderbilt Room I)

The 3 R's: Readin', Ritin’, and Rhetoric

Daniel Levine, University of Arkansas, presiding

  1. "Literacy and Writing in Archaic Crete." William C. West, UNC-Chapel Hill
  2. "The tenth muse: Sappho and the Grammarians." Joy Reeber, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  3. "Pindar, Nemean 4. 13-22: The Song of Timokritos and the Question of Isometric Composition." Roman V. Ivanov, Cornell University
  4. "The Rhetoric of Apology." Charles Platter, University of Georgia

1:15PM-3:15PM Session 2C (Vanderbilt II)

Don't Forget the Lyrics

Wilfred E. Major, Louisiana State University, presiding

  1. "The Cyclops in Love: Reexamining Theocritus' Portrayal of Polyphemus in Idyll 11." Heather C. Kelly, University of Arizona
  2. "Callimachus’s Acontius as an Elegiac Metanarrative in the Eclogues." John H. Henkel, UNC-Chapel Hill
  3. "Seneca's Apocolocyntosis and the Definition of Menippean Satire." Nynshari Baenre, University of Vermont
  4. "'What's that smell?': Odor in Martial's Epigrammata." Kate Allen, Grand Valley State University
  5. "The Herculean Labors of Statius Silvae 3.1. and 4.6: Poetic Ekphrasis as Self-representational Metaphor." Eleanor Winsor Leach, Indiana University

3:30PM-5:30PM Session 3A (Stuyvesant)

Girls Just Want to Have Fun

Amy I. Goggans, University of Mississippi, presiding

  1. "Parthenos or Prostitute: Neaira Living in Athena's Shadow." Rachael E. Garrett, University of Mississippi
  2. "Acting Her Age: Beauty Image, Aging, and Ageism in the Reception of Actresses in the Roman World" John H. Starks, Jr., Binghamton University SUNY
  3. "Propertius' Arethusa: Wife or Concubine?" Sharon L. James, UNC Chapel Hill
  4. "A Female Friend: Violentilla in the Epigrams of Martial." Hugh C. Parker, UNC-Greensboro
  5. "Ladies of the Night: Defining Supernatural Legitimacy in the Roman Empire." James W. Smith, University of South Florida

3:30PM-5:30PM Session 3B (Vanderbilt Room II)

Extreme Makeover: OLD Edition

Charles Platter, University of Georgia, presiding

  1. "Modern Chivalry and Ancient Rhetoric." Sarah V. Clere, Mount Olive College
  2. "From Knoxville to Chapel Hill to Greece and Back: Eben Alexander, Professor of Greek." George W. Houston, UNC-Chapel Hill
  3. "Latin Mottoes at Historically Black Colleges and Universities." Michele V. Ronnick, Wayne State University
  4. "Nolite te bastardes carborundorum: Schoolboy Latin in Margaret Atwood's Handmaid's Tale." Rebecca Resinski, Hendrix College

3:30PM-5:30PM Session 3C (Vanderbilt Room I)

CSI: Mediterranean (Classical Site Investigation)

Dorothy A. Dvorsky-Rohner, University of North Carolina-Asheville, presiding

  1. "Athena Chalinitis at Ancient Corinth." Aileen Ajootian, University of Mississippi
  2. "Excavations at the 'Project of 100 Roman Farms', Lucca, Italy: the 2005-2008 Field Seasons at Palazzaccio." Laurel Taylor, UNC-Asheville
  3. "Saint Severin on the Danube: An Examination of the Application of Text and Archaeology in One Roman Province." Shannon R. Flynt, Samford University

Friday November 14, 2008

8:00AM-5:00PM Registration (Lobby)

8:00AM-5:00PM Exhibits (Amherst)

8:00AM-9:45AM Session 4A (Vanderbilt Room II)

Oh Epic, Where Art Thou?

Rebecca Resinksi, Hendrix College, presiding

  1. "Seasons and Similes in the Aeneid." George F. Franko, Hollins University
  2. "The Permanence of Cupid's Metamorphosis in an Apollonian Aeneid." Ioannis Ziogas, Cornell University
  3. "The Effect of Senecan Allusion in Statius' Thebaid VIII." Jane Rayburn, University of Georgia
  4. "The Presence of Ovid in Valerius Flaccus' Argonautica." Shawn Youngblood, Florida State University

8:00AM-9:45AM Session 4B (Vanderbilt Room I)

OMG (s)

Robert J. Sklenar, University of Tennessee, presiding

  1. "Pherekydes of Syros, the Seer, and Pythagoras of Samos." David Toye, Northeast State Community College
  2. "Xenophanes' Poetry: A Philosophic Revision of Homeric and Hesiodic Theology." Patrick G. Lake, Fordham University
  3. "The Theology of Thanksgiving." Frances V. Hickson-Hahn, University of California-Santa Barbara
  4. "Clodius' Impiety and the Roman Civic Cult." Jack C. Wells, Emory & Henry College

8:00AM-9:45AM Session 4C (Stuyvesant)

A & E

Carl Anderson, Michigan State University, presiding

  1. "Death and the Staging of Euripides' Alcestis." S. Douglas Olson, National Humanities Center
  2. "Gender (Mis)-Appropriation in Euripides' Electra." Kory Plockmeyer, University of Florida
  3. "Compassion in Sophocles' Electra." James F. Johnson, Austin College

10:00AM-11:30AM Session 5A (Vanderbilt Room I)

TRL: Total Request Lucan

Victor Castellani, University of Denver, presiding

  1. "Lucan the Formalist." Robert J. Sklenar, University of Tennessee
  2. "Revisiting Lucan's Druidic Grove (BC 3.399-452)." McKenzie Lewis, Florida State University
  3. "Caesar and Erictho in Lucan's Bellum Civile: Parallelism and the Corruption of Power." Christina E. Franzen, Marshall University

10:00AM-11:30AM Session 5B (Vanderbilt Room II)

CNN: Catullus Neoteric Network

Angeline C. Chiu, University of Vermont, presiding

  1. "Amoebaean Amor: Reading Catullus 45 as a Pastoral Singing Competition." Brenda M. Fields, University of Florida
  2. "Theft and Secrecy in Catullus." Derek Smith, UNC-Chapel Hill
  3. "Neoteric Translation and Intertextual Reference: Varro Atacinus, Cicero's Prognostica, and Catullus 64."Christopher Polt, UNC-Chapel Hill

10:00AM-11:30AM Session 5C (Stuyvesant)

Unsolved Miseries

Amy E. Vail, Baylor University, presiding

  1. "Clytemnestra's Use of XPH in the Oresteia." David C. Wiltshire, UNC-Chapel Hill
  2. "Tragic Allusion and Elusive Truths in Herodotus' Ninth Book." Emily Baragwanath, UNC-Chapel Hill
  3. "The Successful Citizen or the Harmony of the Realm? Drama Theory and Society in Aristotle and Zeami." Gary Mathews, North Carolina School of the Arts

All afternoon sessions will take place in the Highsmith Union
on the campus of the University of North Carolina-Asheville

2:00PM-4:30PM Session 6A (Alumni Hall)

Heroes of the Republic: Rome, Season Two

Monica S. Cyrino, University of New Mexico, presiding

View the abstracts for this panel here.

  1. "A Necessary Fiction: Octavian on Screen." Ward W. Briggs, University of South Carolina
  2. "‘I' the posture of a whore': Cleopatra in Rome, Season Two." Gregory N. Daugherty, Randolph-Macon College
  3. "‘Far better women than you': Atia's Triumph in Rome, Season Two." Monica S. Cyrino, University of New Mexico

2:00PM-4:30PM Session 6B (Lookout Mountain Room)

The Simpson

S. Douglas Olson, National Humanities Center, presiding

  1. "‘Unhappy Are Those Whose Sons': The Pathos of Iliadic Hector." Victor Castellani, University of Denver
  2. "Penelope ‘Dreamer': Homeric Exceptions to the Dream Type-Scene." Alison Traweek, University of Pennsylvania
  3. "‘Framing' Odysseus: An Application of Neoanalysis to the Odyssey." Alexander C. Loney, Duke University
  4. "Homer Burlesqued and Bowdlerized." Amy E. Vail, Baylor University

2:00PM-4:30PM Session 6C (Mount Pisgah Room)

The Learning Channel

Mark Keith, Riverbend High School, presiding

  1. "de rerum cognoscendarum natura: The Impact of Communication Intensive Methodologies upon Latin and Classical Studies Courses." Albert Watanabe, Louisiana State University and Jane Poynter Webb, Louisiana State University
  2. "The Rudder's Guidance and the Curb's Restraint: Classics, Education and the US Military." Jim Tucci, Air University
  3. "Bacchus in Chicago: Echoes of Dionysus in Ferris Bueller's Day Off." Angeline C. Chiu, University of Vermont
  4. "Teaching Myth through Tolkien and Tolkien through Myth." John N. Rauk, Michigan State University

2:00PM-4:30PM Session 6D (Mount Mitchell Room)

Petronius' Satyrica: Analysis and Analogy

Marsha B. McCoy, Austin College, presiding

View the abstracts for this panel here.

  1. "Fortunata and Terentia: A Model for Trimalchio's Wife." Shannon N. Byrne, Xavier University
  2. "Petronius's Giton: Gender and Genre." John F. Makowski, Loyola University of Chicago
  3. "A Veritable Feast of Color in Petronius' Satyrica." Rachael B. Goldman, City University of New York, Graduate Center
  4. "Reading Plato in Gatsby: The Great Gatsby, Trimalchio, and Platonic Origins." Marsha B. McCoy, Austin College
  5. "Eating Eumolpus: Fellini Satyricon and the Dynamics of Tradition." Richard H. Armstrong, University of Houston

2:00PM-4:30PM Session 6E (Beaucather Mountain Room)

Ovid's Fasti

Jon Zarecki, University of Florida, presiding

View the abstracts for this panel here.

  1. "Interpreting Romulus and Remus in Ovid's Fasti." George Hendren, University of Florida
  2. "The Exile Stories in Ovid's Fasti." David R. Hoot, University of Florida
  3. "The Decline of Free Speech in Augustan Rome in the Context of the Parentalia." Robert W. Brewer, University of Florida
  4. "The De-eroticization of Creation in Fasti 4." Lindsay J. Rogers, University of Florida
  5. "The Lemuria of Ovid's Fasti: What the Not-So-Silent Dead Have to Say." Lisa C. Bunge, University of Florida

Saturday November 15, 2008

8:00AM-5:00PM Registration (Lobby)

8:00AM-5:00PM Exhibits (Amherst)

8:30AM-9:00AM Business Meeting (Stuyvesant)

9:30AM-11:30AM Session 7A (Stuyvesant)

The AP Latin Program: Present and Future

Mary L. Pendergraft, Wake Forest University, presiding

View the abstracts for this panel here.

  1. "Multiple-Choice Section." Linda W. Gillison, University of Montana and Mary L. Pendergraft, Wake Forest University
  2. "The English-based Vergil Essay." Dawn LaFon, White Station High School
  3. "Latin Resources Available on AP Central and How to Use Them." Jill Crooker, University of Rochester, New York State Dept. of Education
  4. "The AP Latin Program: Present and Future." Mary L. Pendergraft, Wake Forest University

9:30AM-11:30AM Session 7B (Vanderbilt Room I)

Law & Order: CI (Ciceronian Intent)

T. Davina McClain, Scholars’ College at Northwestern State University, presiding

  1. "Ox-Eyes' Bugle and Tullia's Fane: The Power of Clodia in Cicero's Letters." Julia D. Hejduk, Baylor University
  2. "The Guilt or Innocence of Cicero's First Client: How We Read Pro Roscio Amerino." Christopher Craig, University of Tennessee
  3. "Penetrating the Novum Rostrum: First Century CE Latin Oratory." Christopher Copley, University of South Florida
  4. "A Latin Christian Adaptation of Cicero." Douglas F. Kelly, Reformed Theological Seminary

9:30AM-11:30AM Session 7C (Vanderbilt II)

The O'Vidian Factor

Gary Mathews, North Carolina School of the Arts, presiding

  1. "Metamorphosis of the Muse: Role Reversal of the Poet-Lover in Amores 1.1." Chad Brown, Marshall University
  2. "Duplicitous simplicity in Ovid Amores 1." Molly Pasco-Pranger, University of Mississippi
  3. "Ars Sine Arte: Paris as amator in Ovid, Heroides 16." Megan O. Drinkwater, Agnes Scott College
  4. "Fathers and Sons in Ovid's Metamorphoses." Meredith Prince, Auburn University
  5. "Ovid's Vertumnus and the Elegiac Fantasy." Daniel J. Griffin, Duke University

1:15PM-3:15PM Session 8A (Stuyvesant)

Presidential Panel:

The Effective Classics Department

T. Keith Dix, University of Georgia, presiding

View the abstracts for this panel here.

  1. "Classics and the Heartbeat of a University." Liane Houghtalin, University of Mary Washington
  2. "Integrating Classics into the Honors College: The Louisiana Scholars' College at Northwestern State University." T. Davina McClain, Louisiana Scholars' College, Northwestern State University
  3. "Strategies for Success at a Non-Flagship Research University." Susan C. Shelmerdine, UNC-Greensboro
  4. "The Effective Classics Department: Internal and External Perspectives." Susan D. Martin, University of Tennessee

1:15PM-3:15PM Session 8B (Vanderbilt Room I)

Are You Smarter Than A Classics Teacher?

Gregory N. Daugherty, Randolph-Macon College, presiding

  1. "Porphyrion's Instructions on Oral Reading of Horace's Poetry." David L. Sigsbee, University of Memphis
  2. "Is Latin Really a Language -- or Just a Code to be Cracked?" Caroline S. Kelly, Covenant Day School
  3. "Using PowerPoint for Elementary Latin Instruction." George H. Thompson, University of Miami, retired
  4. "The 2008 National Latin Exam: Results and Revelations." Mark Keith, Riverbend High School

1:15PM-3:15PM Session 8C (Vanderbilt Room II)

Comedy Central

Caroline A. Perkins, Marshall University, presiding

  1. "Frog Chorus as Means of Return." Richard Zaleski, University of Arizona
  2. "Staging the Soldier in Menander." Wilfred E. Major, Louisiana State University
  3. "The Language of Slaves in Plautus' Mostellaria." Christy Lowe, Western Oregon University
  4. "Let Them Talk: The Politics of Plautine Gossip." Doug C. Clapp, Samford University

3:30PM-5:30PM Session 9A (Stuyvesant)

The Transitional Phase of Learning Latin

LeaAnn A. Osburn, Our Lady of the Elms, presiding

View the abstracts for this panel here.

  1. "Designing a Latin 3/Intermediate Level Transitional Course." LeaAnn A. Osburn, Our Lady of the Elms
  2. "Transitioning to Ovid's Metamorphoses." Caroline A. Perkins, Marshall University
  3. "‘Let's Read' Horace Using Bolchazy-Carducci's Transitional Reader." David J. Murphy, The Nightingale-Bamford School
  4. "Bringing Authentic Latin to the Lower Levels." Sherwin D. Little, Indian Hill High School

3:30PM-5:30PM Session 9B (Vanderbilt Room I)

The History Channel

Liane Houghtalin, University of Mary Washington, presiding

  1. "Considerations of Treason and Patriotism in the Ancient World." Samuel G. Smith, Ripon College
  2. "T. Statilius Taurus, Augustus' Left Hand Man." Gaius C. Stern, San Jose State University
  3. "Brothers in Arms: Fraternal Harmony and Discord in the Histories of Tacitus." Jonathan R. Master, Emory University
  4. "Rebellious Legions and Senatorial Delegations: Tacitus' Histories 1.19 and 1.74." Kathryn Williams, Canisius College
  5. "An Artful Telling: Suetonius on Nero's Death (Nero 47-50)." Molly M. Pryzwansky, Duke University

3:30PM-5:30PM Session 9C (Vanderbilt Room I)

Back to the Future

Eta Sigma Phi National Classics Honor Society Panel

Anne H. Groton, St. Olaf College, presiding

  1. "What Was the Real Point of Lucretia's Death? An Argument for Allegory." Megan Miller, University of North Carolina – Asheville
  2. "Sulpicia: Elegiac Mistress and Lover." Dwanna C. Crain, University of Arizona
  3. "Pulling the Strings of Isis and Serapis." Jesca Scaevola, University of Missouri
  4. "Abraham Lincoln: America's Augustus." Kristin Zavislak, Illinois Wesleyan University
  5. "Two-Faced Faustina: The Contrasting Images of Faustina the Younger." Sarah Evelyn Brophy, Washington University in St. Louis


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