112th Annual Conference - Riverside Convention Center, California
Friday, October 31 - Sunday, November 2, 2014

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Ancient-Modern Relations I

Session Chair: 
Leonard Koff, University of California, Los Angeles
Session 3: Friday 2:00-3:30pm
RCC Meeting Room 5


  1. Christopher Edmonston, "University of California, Irvine"
    Pursuant to an intended prehistory of modern intellectual property concepts within Greek antiquity, this paper examines textual fixation and the ontology of the underlying literary work starting from claims respecting the functional integrity of the seal of Theognis (sphragis) and the Classical stoichedon epigraphic style.
  2. Bruce Golden, "California State University, San Bernardino"
      Woody Allen’s1999 film, Sweet and Lowdown exemplifies a subtle, profound and deeply ironic re-interpretation of one of antiquity’s most compelling and enduring narratives: the story of Echo and Narcissus.  Hattie embodies a 1930’s Echo, who is unable to express her love for Emmet Ray, Allen’s 1930’s Narcissus, Emmet. 
  3. Ellen Finkelpearl, Scripps College
    This paper compares the subjectivities of newly-formed animals in Ovid, Apuleius, and N. Scott Momaday in terms of Nagel’s assertion that we can only imagine what it is like for us (and not a bat) to be a bat, concluding that Momaday is more interested than Ovid in that project.
  4. Krissy A. Ionta, Independent Scholar
    In Joyce’s Ulysses, Stephen’s anxieties about his own power to create lead him to fantasize about a world in which the source of all creation is masculine.  In Episode 9, Homer’s Scylla and Charybdis serve as examples of the monstrous feminine through which feminine productivity is recast as utter destruction. 
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