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3rd Annual Adam and Anne Parry Lecture

Ellen Oliensis (Professor of Classics, UC Berkeley) will speak on "The Authorial Perversion: the Desire for Discourse in Ovid's Amores" on March 26th at 4 pm in the Bingham Library for this year's Parry lecture, sponsored by the departments of Classics and Comparative Literature.

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Object Emotions: An Interdisciplinary Conference

On the 20th and 21st of February, “Object Emotions” will continue a critical dialogue about new directions in humanities research and theory that began at UC Berkeley in 2013.  Inspired by the recent heightened attention to objects and emotions in many fields, this conference aims to foster interdisciplinary reflections about the critical uses of thing theory, affect theory, the histories of emotions, and new materialism. 

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Ancient Societies Workshop: 
What is Commentary?

Eckart Frahm (Yale): "Origins of Interpretation:  Cuneiform Text Commentaries from Assyria and Babylonia" at 12 pm, on March 27th in Phelps 401.  Please note the change of date.

This year’s Ancient Societies Workshop series will address the commentary tradition in YISAP’s participating disciplines, covering topics from Japanese poetics to mosaics to Casaubon to the New Testament.