W&L’s Classics Department Presents Guest Speaker Lauren Curtis Lauren Curtis, associate professor of classical studies at Bard College, will give a lecture at W&L on Feb. 11 at 4 p.m.
The Classics Department at Washington and Lee University presents a lecture by Lauren Curtis, associate professor of classical studies at Bard College, on Feb. 11 at 4 p.m. The lecture, which is titled “‘A Rare Dowry of Talent’: Women Poets in Ovid’s Rome,” will take place in Huntley Hall 327 on the W&L campus.
Curtis earned a doctorate in classical philology at Harvard University. Her teaching and research focus on Latin literature’s engagement with performance, religion, music and dance; gender and sexuality in the Greco-Roman world; Roman poetry; ancient book culture, antiquarianism and cultural memory; and the literature and experience of ancient exile.
Curtis has organized panels and presented papers at various events, including the Society of Classical Studies annual meetings in San Francisco.
Curtis’ first book, “Imagining the Chorus in Augustan Poetry,” has been reviewed by TAPA, Classical Review, Vergilius, Phoenix and Classical Philology. She is the co-editor, with Naomi Weiss, of “Music and Memory in the Ancient Greek and Roman Worlds.”