116th Annual Conference - Bellingham, Washington
Friday, November 9 - Sunday, November 11, 2018

Remaking the Ancients: The Art and Politics of Performing the Classics

Session Chair: 
Brian Duvick, "University of Colorado, Colorado Springs"
Session 6: Saturday 3:15 pm – 4:45 pm
Miller Hall 112


  1. Danielle La Londe, Centre College
    This paper explores the role of landscape as a site of cultural memory in the aftermath of civil war in Vergil's Eclogues and Guillermo del Toro's 2006 film Pan's Labyrinth.
  2. Roy Jo Sartin, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
    In popular culture, ancient Egypt has become equated with magical knowledge and mystical truths. From Freemason imagery to Art Deco design, from mummy movies to music videos, manifestations reference and recreate the history and mystery of Egypt. But are they performing Egypt, or Egyptomania? Has the fandom become the text?
  3. Nina Ellis Frischmann, University of Colorado Colorado Springs
    Join Athena who will visit our panel from the Hellenistic/Roman world to introduce us to some of her favorite Classical remakes. Get students excited by connecting the Classics to modern popular culture: role playing games, movies, and illustrated comics. Ask them to debate Helen of Troy’s culpability, recreate Amazonian society with Wonder Woman, and explore the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius with “The Last Days of Pompeii” comics series from Classics Illustrated.
Session Cancelled: