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Seventh Annual Tennessee Undergraduate Classics Research Conference

University of Tennessee, Law School
Saturday February 24, 2018

8:30-9:00 Check-In and Registration  College of Law
9:00-9:15 Welcome
Dr. Marisa Moazen, Executive Director, Office of Undergraduate Research and Office of Community Engagement, University of Tennessee
College of Law 132
9:15-10:15 Keynote Presentation
Dr. Matthew Farmer, University of Missouri
Once More a Weasel: Actors’ Mistakes and Parody in Greek Drama.
College of Law 132
10:15-10:30 Morning Break College of Law
10:30-12:00 First Paper Session  

Session#1:Presider: Dr. Aleydis Van de Moortel

  1. Emily Brower, University of Tennessee
    Representation of Human Musculature in the Bronze Age Aegean
  2. Rose Milnes, Vanderbilt University
    Normalized Rape: Connotations of Sexual Assault on Domestic Pottery in Classical Athens
  3. Sarah Addison Phillips, Mississippi State University
    Critias of Athens and the Sisyphus Fragment
  4. Meggie Ellis, University of Tennessee
    Reconstructing the Middle Bronze Age Boat from Mitrou, Greece
College of Law 135

Session#2: Presider: Dr. Robert Sklenar

  1. Jamie Wheeler, Baylor University     
    ‘Eadem magistratuum vocabula’: Imperial Names and Titles in Tacitus' Annales 1 and 2
  2. Rylee Jo Maples, Austin Peay State University
    Truth is in the Eye of the Beholder: Catilinarian Conspiracy in Cicero and Sallust
  3. Hannah Harvey, Austin Peay State University
    Catiline: Chaos Incarnate or Tragic Hero?
  4. Kate Davenport, Sewanee
    Exilium Voluntarium: Seneca's Stoic Refashioning of Exile in Epistula 28
College of Law 136

Session#3: Presider: Dr. Christopher Craig

  1. Kiley Dempsey, College of Charleston         
    To Write You Happy: Lucretius' De Rerum Natura as a Poetical Antidote
  2. Arnav Tandon, Columbia University
    Ciceronian Friendship: Pure Philosophy Meets Political Practice
  3. Mahalia Smith, Austin Peay State University
    Cicero's Use of Rhetorical Role-Playing in the Catilinarian Speeches
  4. Madison Howell, Sewanee
    The Personification of Nature in Lucretius' De Rerum Natura
College of Law 241
12:10-1:10 Lunch Hilton Garden Inn
1:20-2:50 Second Paper Session  

Session#4: Presider: Dr. Stephen Collins-Elliott

  1. Julia Castner, Bryn Mawr College
    Experiencing the Cloaca Maxima: A Smellscape of Imperial Rome
  2. Jessica Urban, Haverford College
    Water and Wealth: Water as an Elite Symbol in the Domestic Landscape of the Bay of Naples
  3. Megan Mulkern, Bryn Mawr College
    Leave Your Sandals at the Door: Prescriptions, Prohibitions and the Social Landscape of Greek Sanctuaries
  4. Catherine Rowen, Bryn Mawr College
    Containing Fear: Acadian Pan in the Athenian Wilderness
College of Law 135

Session#5: Presider: Dr. Justin Arft

  1. Linda McNulty Perez, University of Texas, San Antonio
    The Role of αἷμα in the Homeric Epics
  2. Kelly Powers, Columbia University
    Violent Death, the Body, and Mourning in the Iliad and Modern Poetry
  3. Chad Uhl, University of Kansas
    Conflating Mortal and Divine Law in Euripides' Orestes
  4. Virginia Freeman, University of Buffalo
    A Broken Tongue: Translation and Sappho's Affective Poetics in Fragment 31
College of Law 136

Session#6: Presider: Dr. Jessica Westerhold

  1. Lauren Gentile, University of Iowa
    ‘A Thousand Kisses’: Reading Shakespeare Through Catullus
  2. Alexander Kee, Austin Peay State University
    The Importance of the Latin Diminutive in Horace's Odes
  3. Riley Miller, University of Tennessee
    Praise Augustus!
  4. Sara Menees, Austin Peay State University
    Horace and Wordsworth as Poetic Priests: ‘Pride Sough by Merit’
College of Law 241
2:50-3:00 Break College of Law
3:00-4:30 Third Paper Session  

Session#7: Presider: Dr. Taylor Coughlan

  1. Ian Morgan, University of Cincinnati
    Arachne through the Ages
  2. Alex Morano, University of Arizona
    Iphigenia in Etruria: The House of Atreus in the Etruscan Artistic Tradition
  3. Jessica Carter, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
    Gifts to Apollo: Tracking Delphi's Changing Role Through Dedicatory Practice
  4. Austin Mitchell, University of Alabama
    The Evolution of the Genius in Ancient Rome
College of Law 135

Session#8: Presider: Dr. Thomas Rose

  1. Keegan Sims, Loyola University, Chicago                                        
    Agriculture and Debt-Slavery in Archaic Greece
  2. Logan Elliott, University of North Carolina Greensboro
    Demosthenes' Resistant Influence on the Character of Philip II of Macedon
  3. Clayton Meldrum, Kalamazoo College
    Modern Medicine, Ancient Model
  4. Neal Payne, Simon Fraser University
    The 'Romanized' Food Ways of Britain: The Extent of, and Factors Governing, Differential Access to Food Resources
College of Law 136
4:40-4:45 Closing Remarks
Dr. Aleydis Van de Moortel, Lindsay Young Professor and Head, Department of Classics, University of Tennessee
College of Law 132


Sponsored by the Classics Enrichment Fund of the Department of Classics,
with generous co-sponsorship by:
The College of Arts &Sciences, The Chancellor’s Honors and Scholars Program, The Office of Research and Engagement, The Humanities Center, The Departments of English, History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies

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