A work in progress. All registered participants are listed to help facilitate a collegial environment and pre- and post-conference communications.
Jamie Banks is a PhD student at the CUNY Graduate Center and a Mellon Public Humanities Fellow at the PublicsLab there. Their research interests center on Neo-Latin science and Latin-vernacular multilingualism in Early Modern texts, while their teaching focuses on spoken Latin and pedagogy for neurodivergent “twice-exceptional”students. They blog at www.jamiekennethbanks.com.
Ruby Blondell is Professor Emeritx of Classics, Adjunct Professor Emerita of Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies at the University of Washington. A full bio can be found on their faculty profile.
Yurie Hong is a professor in the Greek, Latin, and Classical Studies department at Gustavus Adolphus College in southern Minnesota. Faculty Profile.
Sophi H. is a current 1st year student at Temple University. She is double majoring in Greek and Roman Classics as well as Philosophy, and is also a pre-law student as well. She adores the ancient world, and despite what some may say, Latin is not a dead language.
El Hudson is an undergraduate at Wellesley College, majoring in Classics and Comparative Literature. Her research focuses on Roman historiography and epic, as well as the reception of the ancient world in early Anglophone weird fiction. Further information is available on her website.
Kira Jones is a classicist and art historian who received her doctorate in Greek and Roman art history from Emory University. She specializes in Flavian Rome, propaganda and self-representation in the Roman imperial period, the cult and iconography of Minerva in Italy, and reception of the ancient world in modern media. She is currently working on various digital humanities and archival projects.
Tony Keen is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Notre Dame (USA) in England. He has been working on Classical Reception in Science Fiction for nearly twenty years, and Myth and mythology is in his teaching portfolio. He blogs at tonykeen.blogspot.com.
Marian W. Makins, co-organizer of this shindig, is Assistant Professor of Instruction in the Department of Greek and Roman Classics at Temple University and co-editor (with Bettina Reitz-Joosse and C. J. Mackie) of Landscapes of War in Greek and Roman Literature, out last month from Bloomsbury Academic. She has also published articles on classical receptions in The Lord of the Rings, the Hunger Games trilogy, and Edward Lear’s nonsense.
Sierra Mannie teaches Latin to high schoolers in Brooklyn, New York.
C. W. Marshall is Professor of Greek at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. His publications include the co-edited Cylons in America, Classics and Comics, and Son of Classics and Comics. Faculty Profile.
Julia M. Perroni (she/her) earned her BA in Classical Studies at the University of British Columbia, her MA in Classics at King’s College London, and will be earning her PhD in Classics somewhere soonish. She is one of the co-hosts of Classically Trained Podcast, and some of her research interests include queerness in antiquity and representations of marginalized identities in modern reception of ancient stories. She can be found on Twitter @Julia_M_Perroni.
Amy Pistone is an assistant professor at Gonzaga University who primarily works on Greek literature and is very interested in reception in a variety of media. She’s currently working on the reception of Amazons in queer female culture, particularly in lesbian separatist movements, and the treatment of Circe in comics.
Brett M. Rogers is Professor and Interim Chair of Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies at the University of Puget Sound (Tacoma, WA, USA). His research includes Greek epic and drama, ancient education, and Greek and Roman receptions in speculative fiction in various media (like comics and film). Along with Benjamin Eldon Stevens, Brett has co-edited four volumes: Classical Traditions in Science Fiction (2015), Classical Traditions in Modern Fantasy (2017), Frankenstein and Its Receptions (also with Jesse Weiner, 2018), and Once and Future Antiquities in Science Fiction and Fantasy (2019). While attempting this past week to frivolously enjoy the finale of Wandavision, he lamented midway “Oh. This has turned into work now.”
Heidi Storm is an autistic and disabled Nerdfighter artist and advocate living in St. Peter, MN (where they have had the good fortune to meet Yurie Hong, classics professor at Gustavus Adolphus College, who told them about this event! Thanks Yurie!). They watched several Star Trek series for the first time during lockdown and recently started watching Xena: Warrior Princess. They graduated from St. Catherine University in St. Paul, MN in 2008 with a BA in International Relations and Spanish. As a first-year honors student, they participated in a course called Most German of the Arts, in which they examined the links between mythological themes in Wagner’s operas, the rise of Hitler in Germany, and the susceptibility of the USA post-9/11 to fascism and dictatorships (a now-believably prescient syllabus). They have a special interest in sneaky creativity, such as using formal and technical writing templates to house creative writing pieces. They are also working on their first zine. They invite participants to follow their neurodivergence and art on Instagram: @sunstormsystem.
Anise K. Strong is an Associate Professor of the Dept of History at Western Michigan University, specializing in the study of ancient gender and sexuality and classical reception. Faculty Profile.
Melanie Ashton Trump is a student of antiquity who earned their B.A.s from the University of South Florida. Their interests include material culture and identity in the Roman provinces, particularly in Iberia. They are also interested in using music to tell stories of their own or of the ancient Mediterranean.
Jesse Weiner is Associate Professor of Classics at Hamilton College. He has published numerous articles on Greek and Latin literature, drama, and classical reception studies with strong interests in monumentality, memory, aesthetics, and gender studies. He is co-editor of Frankenstein and Its Classics: The Modern Prometheus from Antiquity to Science Fiction (Bloomsbury Academic, 2018), and he is the co-architect of “Back to the Future: Classics and Science Fiction,” a digital resource for teaching SF and the classics. In public humanities, he has worked with Ancient Greeks/Modern Lives and his work has appeared in History Today and The Atlantic.
Liv Mariah Yarrow is your host and interloper in this new (to her) area of classical reception. Bio.