Comedy On and Off Stage

Comedy On and Off Stage

Conference Date: April 29, 2023

Conference Schedule:

Session I: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Faith McFadden (University of Southern California)

“The Non-Human Human: Animal-Valent Language in Aristophanes’ Courts

Anna Andreopoulou (University College London)

“Reclaiming words: Gendered Perspectives on malitia in the comedies of Plautus”

Jo Spellman (University of Georgia)

“Talking Around the Victim: The Contentious Discussion of Rape in Terence’s Hecyra

Lunch break: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Session II: 1:30 pm-3:00 pm

Anna Cambron (Duke)

“Mime and Comedy Onstage and Offstage in the Historiography of Nero”

Jenni Glaser (Bryn Mawr)

“Tragic Tears and Raucous Laughter: Lucian’s Theater of Life in the Underworld”

Maxwell Anthony (Columbia)

“Comedy and Regime: Apuleius and the Imperial Distortion of Political Philosophy”

Short break

Keynote: 4:00 pm

Jeffrey Henderson (Boston University, Emeritus)

“Clio Smiles: Greek Comedy As and For Historiography.”