[MGSA-L] CYA Virtual Lecture Series || The Future of Classics || 30 June 2021
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Thu Jun 24 13:30:46 PDT 2021
CYA is delighted to invite you to our upcoming lecture in our Virtual
Lecture Series. On *Wednesday, 30 June 2021, at 12 p.m. (EDT) / 7 p.m.
(Athens)*, we have the honor of hosting *CYA Trustee Emerita*, *Mary R.
Lefkowitz*, *Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities, Emerita,* at
A world-renowned scholar and professor of classical studies, Prof.
Lefkowitz, will discuss the concerning state of classics in the US and the
drop of university resources given to humanities in general.
Prof. Lefkowitz’s interlocutor and discussant for this lecture will be *Barbara
Weiden Boyd*, *Henry Winkley Professor of Latin and Greek* at Bowdoin
College, and P*resident of the Vergilian Society*.
To participate, *please *register via *Zoom *today.
After registration, you will receive a confirmation email to join the
discussion. You may ask questions through the Chatbox or Q&A feature on
Zoom. If you cannot attend the "live" event but would like to receive a
recording of the lecture, please register and it will be sent to you 1-2
days after the event.
G U E S T S P E A K E R
*Mary R. Lefkowitz*
*Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities, Emerita, at Wellesley
CollegeCYA Trustee Emerita*
*Mary Lefkowitz *is *Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities, Emerita*,
at Wellesley College. She holds a B.A. from Wellesley and a Ph.D. from
Radcliffe College, plus honorary degrees from Trinity College, Grinnell
College, and the University of Patras, and is a recipient of a National
She is the author of books and articles about ancient Greek literature and
culture, including most recently, *Euripides and the Gods* (2015), and
co-editor of *The Greek Plays *(2015), *Women’s Life in Greece and Rome*,
Ed. 4 (2016), and *The Greek Histories *(forthcoming, 2022). Best known to
non-Classicists for her book, *Not Out of Africa *(1996).
She is a trustee emerita of CYA, and since 2004 a trustee of the American
School of Classical Studies at Athens.
D I S C U S S A N T
*Barbara Weiden Boyd*
Henry Winkley Professor of Latin and Greek at Bowdoin College
President of the Vergilian Society
*Barbara Weiden Boyd*, *Henry Winkley Professor of Latin and Greek* at
Bowdoin College, holds a B.A. from Manhattanville College, and an M.A. and
Ph.D. in Classical Studies from the University of Michigan.
Her scholarly specialization is Latin poetry, especially the works of
Virgil and Ovid. She has published widely on a variety of Roman writers,
including Virgil, Propertius, Tibullus, Ovid, and Sallust. In addition to
continuing work on a commentary on Ovid's Remedia amoris, she has recently
published a book on Ovid's reception of Homer: *Ovid’s Homer: Authority,
Repetition, and Reception* (Oxford University Press, 2017).
She is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Society for
Classical Studies (formerly the American Philological Association) and the
Goodwin Award Committee of the SCS/APA, and currently serves on its Program
Committee. She is in her second year as President of the Vergilian Society,
and is a charter member of the International Ovidian Society. A past member
of the executive committee of the Discussion Group on Classics and Modern
Literature in the Modern Language Association, Boyd is committed to
supporting and sustaining dialogue between and among the disciplines of the
humanities, especially on literary and cultural topics.
*College Year in Athens*
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