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NIALL W. SLATER

Department of Classics
221F Candler Library
Emory University
Atlanta, GA 30322-2220
tel. (404) 727-0110
fax (404) 727-0223

email: nslater@emory.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS
Ancient Theatre Archaeology of the Theatre
Ancient Novel Gender Studies

EDUCATION
Princeton University Ph.D. 1981
(Charlotte E. Procter Fellow)
M.A. 1978
American School of Classical Studies at Athens
(James Rignall Wheeler Fellow) 1979-80
The College of Wooster B.A. 1976
(valedictorian, Phi Beta Kappa)

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Emory University Dobbs Professor of Latin & Greek 2004-
professor 1991-2004
visiting professor 1990-91

University of Southern California associate professor 1987- 91
assistant professor 1982-87

Concordia College assistant professor 1981-82

 

ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE
Director, Center for Language, Literature, and Culture, Emory University – 1998-2002
Chairman, Department of Classics, Emory University – 1991-94
Conference Organizer, “Performance Criticism of Greek Comedy” – Emory, April 1991
Faculty Master, Embassy Residential College / USC – 1989-90
Co-director, NEH Ancient Comedy Institute (with Jeffrey Henderson) – Summer 1987 (USC)

HONORS
Ovatio – The Classical Association of the Middle West and South, Apr. 13, 2007
Visiting Marian Senter Nixon Professor of Classical Civilization – The College of Wooster, 2007
Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Latin and Greek – 2004-
Emory Williams Award for Distinguished Teaching – Emory, 1999


FELLOWSHIPS
Villa Visiting Scholar, Getty Research Institute – Fall, 2008
Senior Fellow, The Center for Humanistic Inquiry, Emory University – 2004-05
F. M. Bird Exchange Fellow, University of St. Andrews – Fall, 2001
Resident, Mershon Center, Ohio State University – Spring, 2001
Visiting Scholar, Institute for Collaborative Research and Public Humanities, Ohio State University – Winter, 2001
Visiting Scholar, American Academy in Rome – June, 1999; November, 1997
Visiting Fellow, Magdalen College, Oxford – Hilary Term, 1997
Fellowship, Research Institute on “Books and the Imaginary” – Dartmouth College, Winter, 1997 (declined)
Visiting Fellow, Clare Hall, Cambridge – 1994-95  (Life Member, 1995- )
Visiting Fellow, Humanities Research Centre, Australia – June - August, 1994
Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, University of Konstanz – 1988-89
Junior Fellow, The Center for Hellenic Studies – 1987-88
NEH Dartmouth Dante Institute – Summer 1986
ACLS Recent Ph.D. Fellowship – 1984-85
NEH Institute on Women in Classical Antiquity – Summer 1983
NEH Summer Research Stipend – 1982

GRANTS AND OTHER EXPERIENCE
Loeb Classical Library Foundation Grant – Lynen Fellowship Exchange, 2009-10
(declined)
Folger Institute grants (Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC):
symposium – “Theatre and the Reformation of Space” (MaPs [Making
Publics] Project), October 2009
seminar – “Accessorizing the Renaissance” (dir. J. Loewenstein), 2006
workshop – “How Images Mean” (dir. B. M. Stafford), March 1994
workshop – “Fictions of the Pose” (dir. Harry Berger), November 1992
seminar – “Culture and Anarchy in Three Renaissance Cities: Nuremberg,
Venice, Amsterdam” (dir. A.T. Grafton), 1991
workshop – semiotics of drama (dir. Keir Elam), October 1989
Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volks – Seminar Co-Director (with Prof. G. Vogt-
Spira), “Roms Auseinandersetzung mit den Fremden,” Sudtirol, Sept.
1998
NEH Translation Grant – Fragments of Greek Comedy (dir. J. Rusten) 1991
ACE Workshop – “Chairing the Academic Department,” June 1991
ACLS Travel Grant – “Tragedy, Comedy, and the Polis,” University of
Nottingham, July 1990
USC Faculty Research and Innovation Fund Grant – 1983-84
Wooster/Sydney Expedition to Pella, Jordan – excavation staff, 1980
American Academy in Rome – Summer 1979 (NY Classical Club grant)
Goethe Institute, Rothenburg o.d.T., Germany – Summer 1978 (DAAD scholar)
American School of Classical Studies at Athens – Summer 1976 (ΗΣΦ scholar)
at Emory:
University Research Committee Grant – Fall 2011

Undergraduate Research Partners Matching Grant – Envisioning Apuleius, 2009
Center for Teaching and Curriculum – Curriculum Development Grant:
Warfare in Greek and Roman Culture, 2007
University Seed Fund Grant – Stoicism & its Reception,
2004-07
Emory College Language Center Curriculum Development Fellowship – Spring 2006
University Teaching Fund Grant – The East-West Interface in Asia Minor:
From Xerxes to Rome, 2004-2006
University Research Committee Grant – Spring 2003
Institute for Comparative and International Studies Curriculum Grant
(with Prof. E. Varner) – Summer 2002
University Teaching Fund Grant (with Prof. E. Varner) – Roman Vision:
Teaching Approaches to the Visual World of the Romans, 1999- 2000
Arthur M. Blank/NEH Video Teaching Observation Award – Spring 1999
University Internationalization Fund Grant (with Prof. R. B. Branham) –
The Ancient Novel and its Context: Faculty Exchange Visits with Corpus Christi College, Oxford, 1998-9
University Research Committee Grant – Fall 1997
Masse-Martin/NEH Teaching Observation Grants – Emory, Spring 1996,
Spring 1998, Spring 2000
Luce Faculty Seminar on “Nature” (dir. James Gustafson) – Spring 1992

SERVICE
The ΦΒΚ Society
Council Nominating Committee, 2009-15
President, 2003-06
Vice President, 2000-03
Senator 1994-2006
Executive Committee 1999-2006
Trustee, The ΦΒΚ Foundation 1997-2006; Chairman, 2000-03
Strategic Planning Committee 2002-03
Policy Committee 1998-2006
Committee on Associations 1994-2006 (Chairman, 1997-2000)
Committee on Publications 1997-2000
Ad Hoc Committee on the ΦΒΚ Website 1997
Committee on Chapter Bylaws 1994-97
Mary Isabel Sibley Fellowship Committee 1991-93 (Chairman, 1993)
Secretary, Western District of ΦΒΚ 1988-91
The Classical Association of the Middle West and South
Finance Committee 2006-2012
Nominating Committee 2003-2006 (Chairman, 2003-2004)
President, 2002-03
Southern Section Nominating Committee 2004
Steering Committee on Awards and Scholarships 1996-2000 (Chairman,
1997-2000)
Local Committee Chair, CAMWS 90th Annual Meeting 1994
Editorial board member, Classical Journal, 2010-2012
Editorial board member, New England Classical Journal, 2007-2010
American editor for Drama, a journal of ancient drama and its reception (Metzler
Verlag, Stuttgart) 1992-
Nominating Committee, American Philological Association 1997-2000 (Co-
Chair, 1999-2000)
Managing Committee, American School of Classical Studies at Athens 1982-
Blegen Library Committee 2000-04 (Chairman, 2000-04)
Committee on Committees 1997-99
Admissions and Fellowships Committee 1992-96 (Chairman, 1995-96)
External D.Litt. Examiner, University of Otago, New Zealand, August 2002
External Ph.D. Examiner, University of Western Australia, June 2004; University
of Western Australia, February 2000; University of Ottawa, Canada, May
1998
Advisory Committee, School of Classical Studies, American Academy in Rome
1986-91
Chair, Latin section, Philological Association of the Pacific Coast 1991
Outside honors examiner, Knox College, October 1990
at Emory:
College Promotion and Tenure Committee, 2009-12
Executive Committee, Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry 2005-10
Faculty Advisory Committee, Emory Scholars Program, 2009-12
University Research Committee (Humanities) 2005-07
Emory College Language Center Board, 2005-06
ICIS Bird Fellowship Committee 2002-2004
Center for Language, Literature, and Culture 1992-94, 1995-2002
Mellon Fellowship Search Committee 1997-98
President, ΦΒΚ Chapter (Gamma of Georgia) Spring 1998, Fall 1996;
Vice-President, 1995-96; Membership Committee 1992-94
(Chairman, 1994)
Ad Hoc Promotion Review Committee (Music Dept.) 1996-97
College Executive Committee 1995-96
Faculty Council (promotions and tenure) Spring 1994
Ad Hoc Promotion Review Committees (Theatre Dept.) 1992-94, 2007-08
Ad Hoc Promotion Review Committee (French Dept.) 1992-93
Chair, Near Eastern and Judaic Languages and Literatures Chair Search
Committee 1991-92
Chair, Mellon Fellowship Search Committee 1991-92
at USC:
Vice-President, ΦΒΚ Chapter (Epsilon of California) 1985-90
Honorary Degrees Committee 1986-87
Faculty advisor, Junkyard Dog (student literary magazine) 1986-87
Non-resident faculty fellow 1986-87


COURSES TAUGHT

Undergraduate:
Greek I & II, Homer, Herodotus, Aristophanes, Greek Novel, Greek Tragedy, Plutarch; Latin I & II, Petronius, Vergil, Cicero, Ovid, Satire, Latin Didactic Poetry, Roman Comedy, Roman Novel; (in translation) Introduction to Classical Literature, Sex and Love in Greece and Rome, Roman Vision, Comedy, Roman Civilization, Age of Nero, Ancient Drama, Ancient Novel, Vergil and Dante, Knowledge Economy of Greece and Rome, Warfare in Greek and Roman Culture

Graduate:
Sophocles; Roman Drama, Latin Literature Survey II; Proseminar (methods and history of classical scholarship)


PUBLICATIONS
   Books:
            Plautus in Performance:  The Theatre of the Mind
Princeton University Press 1985 [designated by Choice as one of the outstanding academic books of 1985]
2nd, revised edition, Harwood Academic Publishers 2000
            Reading Petronius
                        The Johns Hopkins University Press 1990
            Spectator Politics:  Metatheatre and Performance in Aristophanes
                        University of Pennsylvania Press 2002

Translation:
The Birth of Comedy, ed. J. Rusten, trans. J. Henderson, D. Konstan, R. Rosen, J. Rusten, and N. Slater
            The Johns Hopkins University Press (forthcoming)

Articles:
“A Note on Plautus’ Bacchides 772,” Classical World 77 (1983) 20-21
 “Play and Playwright References in Middle and New Comedy,” Liverpool Classical Monthly 10 (1985) 103-105
“A Note on Plautus’ Trinummus 705-07,” Classical World 79 (1985) 33-34
“Vanished Players:  Two Classical Reliefs and Theatre History,” Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Studies 26 (1985) 333-344, pls. 1 & 2
Satyricon 60.7:  Which Augustus?” Liverpool Classical Monthly 11 (1986) 43
“The Lenaean Theatre,” Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 66 (1986) 255-264
“Transformations of Space in New Comedy,” Themes in Drama 9:  Space (Cambridge University Press 1987), pp. 1-10
“The Dates of Plautus’ Curculio and Trinummus Reconsidered,” American Journal of Philology 108 (1987) 264-269
Satyricon 80.9:  Petronius and Manuscript Illustrations,” Classical Journal 82 (1987) 216-217
“Tragic Farce:  Orton and Euripides,” Classical and Modern Literature 7 (1987) 87-98
“Against Interpretation:  Petronius and Art Criticism,” Ramus 16 (1987) 165-176
“The Fictions of Patriarchy in Terence’s Hecyra,” Classical World 81 (1988) 249-260
“Of Memory and Desire:  Zelazny’s Platonism,” Classical and Modern Literature 9 (1988) 65-71
“Problems in the Hypotheses to Aristophanes’ Peace,” Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 74 (1988) 43-57
“The τειχίον of Ecclesiazusae 497,” Liverpool Classical Monthly 13 (1988) 105
“The Date of Euripides’ Oineus,” Liverpool Classical Monthly 13 (1988) 147-148
Lekythoi in Aristophanes’ Ecclesiazusae,” Lexis 3 (1989) 43-51
“Aristophanes’ Apprenticeship Again,” Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Studies 30 (1989) 67-82
“The Idea of the Actor,” Nothing to Do with Dionysos?  Athenian Drama in its Social Context, ed. John J. Winkler and Froma I. Zeitlin (Princeton University Press, 1990) pp. 385-395, pls.
“An Echo of Ars Poetica 5 in Petronius,” Philologus 134 (1990) 159-160
“The Satyricon as Challenge to Interpretive Community,” Laetaberis n.s. 8 (1990-91) 17-26
Amphitruo, Bacchae, and Metatheatre,” Lexis 5-6 (1990) 101-125; reprinted (with abridgements) as ch. 15 (pp. 189-202) of Oxford Readings in Menander, Plautus, and Terence, ed. Erich Segal (Oxford 2001)
“Plautine Negotiations: the Poenulus Prologue Unpacked,” Yale Classical Studies 29 (1992) 131-146
“Two Republican Poets on Drama:  Terence and Accius,” Drama 1:  Antike Dramentheorien und ihre Rezeption (1992) 85-103
“Space, Character, and ΑΠΑΤΗ:  Transformation and Transvaluation in the Acharnians,” Tragedy, Comedy and the Polis, ed. Alan H. Sommerstein et al. (Levante Editore, Bari, 1993) pp. 397-415
“Improvisation in Plautus,” Beiträge zur mündlichen Kultur der Römer (ScriptOralia 47, series A, vol. 11), ed. Gregor Vogt-Spira (GNV, Tübingen, 1993) pp. 113-124
“From Ancient Performance to New Historicism,” Drama 2:  Intertextualität in der griechisch-römischen Komödie (1993) 1-13
“Theozotides on Adopted Sons (Lysias fr. 6),” Scholia 2 (1993) 82-86
“Apuleius and the Visual Arts,” From Hannibal to Saint Augustine: Ancient Art of North Africa from the Musée du Louvre, ed. Monique Seefried Brouillet (Atlanta 1993) pp. 96-99, figs. 1-3
review, “The Greek Project,” Electronic Antiquity 1.6 (1993)
“Calpurnius and the Anxiety of Vergilian Influence:  Eclogue I,” Syllecta Classica 5 (1994) 71-78
“From Harena to Cena:  Trimalchio’s Capis (Sat. 52.1-3),” Classical Quarterly 44 (1994) 549-551
“The Fabrication of Comic Illusion,” Beyond Aristophanes:  Transition and Diversity in Greek Comedy, ed. Gregory Dobrov (APA, Atlanta, 1995) pp. 29-45; reprinted as pp. 307-319 in Greek Drama, ed. with intro. by Harold Bloom, Chelsea House Publishers:  Philadelphia, 2004
“Literacy and Old Comedy,” Voice Into Text: Orality and Literacy in Ancient Greece, ed. Ian Worthington (Brill, Leiden, 1996) pp. 99-112
“Nero’s Masks,” Classical World 90 (1996) 33-40
“Bringing Up Father:  Paideia and Ephebeia in the Wasps,” Nottingham Classical Literature Studies 4 (1996) 27-52
“Vision, Perception, and Phantasia in the Roman Novel,” Der antike Roman und seine mittelalterliche Rezeption, ed. M. Picone and B. Zimmermann (Birkhäuser, Basel, 1997) pp. 89-105
“Waiting in the Wings:  Aristophanes’ Ecclesiazusae,” Arion 5.1 (1997) 97-129
“Performing the City in Birds,” The City As Comedy, ed. Gregory Dobrov (University of North Carolina Press, 1997) pp. 75-94
“Il vaso come ventriloquo:  le iscrizioni-kalos e la cultura della fama,” trans. F. De Martino, Kleos 2 (1997) 43-59
“Passion and Petrifaction:  The Gaze in Apuleius,” Classical Philology 93 (1998) 18-48, pls.
Sat. 52.1-3:  A Correction,” Petronian Society Newsletter 28 (1998) 13
“The Vase as Ventriloquist:  Kalos-inscriptions and the Culture of Fame,” Signs of Orality:  The Oral Tradition and its Influence in the Greek and Roman World, ed. E. Anne Mackay (Brill, Leiden, 1999) pp. 143-161, pl. 16
“Making the Aristophanic Audience,” American Journal of Philology 120 (1999) 351-368
Humani nil a me alienum puto:  The Ethics of Terentian Performance,” Syllecta Classica 10 (1999) 1-21
Niall W. Slater and J. S. Jacobs, “Memorabilia:  Americanizing Classical and Catholic Pasts in A Canticle for Leibowitz,” Classical and Modern Literature 19 (1999) 123-131
“Character Voices,” Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism 34 (2000) 417-426 [= reprint of chapter VII of Reading Petronius]
“Dead Again:  (En)gendering Praise in Euripides’ Alcestis,” Helios 27 (2000) 105-121
“Religion and Identity in Pacuvius’s Chryses,” Identität und Alterität in der frührömischen Tragödie, ed. Gesine Manuwald (Ergon Verlag, Würzburg, 2000) pp. 315-323
“The Market in Sooth:  Supernatural Discourse in Plautus,” Dramatische Wäldchen:  Festschrift für Eckard Lefèvre (Spoudasmata 80), ed. E. Stärk and G. Vogt-Spira (Olms, Hildesheim, 2000) pp. 345-361
“Appearance, Reality, and the Spectre of Incest in Epidicus,” Studien zu Plautus’ Epidicus (ScriptOralia 125, series A, vol. 33), ed. Ulrike Auhagen (GNV, Tübingen, 2001) pp. 191-203
“The Horizons of Reading,” A Companion to the Prologue to Apuleius’ Metamorphoses, ed. A. Laird and A. Kahane (Oxford University Press, 2001) pp. 213-221
“Dancing the Alphabet:  Performative Literacy on the Attic Stage,” Epea & Grammatea:  Oral and Written Communication in Ancient Greek, ed. Ian Worthington & John Miles Foley (Brill, Leiden, 2002) pp. 117-130
“Space and Displacement in Apuleius’s Golden Ass,” Ancient Narrative Supplementum 1 (2002) 161-176
“Some Accian Women,” Accius und seine Zeit, ed. S. Faller and G. Manuwald, Identitäten und Alteritäten 13 (Ergon Verlag, Würzburg, 2002) pp. 289-303
“Spectator and Spectacle in Apuleius,” The Ancient Novel and Beyond, ed. S. Panayotakis, M. Zimmerman, and W. Keulen, Mnemosyne Supplement 241 (Brill, 2003) pp. 85-100
“Looking for Proserpina:  A. S. Byatt’s Notes on the Aeneid,” Literary Imagination 5.2 (2003) 194-208
“Staging Literacy in Plautus,” Oral Performance and its Context, ed. C. J. Mackie (Brill, Leiden, 2004) pp. 163-177
“Slavery, Authority, and Loyalty:  The Case of Syncerastus,” Studien zu Plautus’ Poenulus, ed. Thomas Baier (GNV, Tübingen, 2004) pp. 291-298
“Men are from Lemnos, Women are from Sicyon:  Space and Gender in the Cistellaria,” Studien zu Plautus’ Cistellaria, ed. R. Hartkamp and F. Hurka (GNV, Tübingen, 2004) pp. 267-279
“Re-Inventing the Trivium: Debate, Dialogue—and Empathy,” LiberalArtsOnline 5.5 (2005) http://www.liberalarts.wabash.edu/lao-5-5-debate-dialogue-empath/
“And There’s Another Country:  Translation as Metaphor in Heliodorus,” Metaphor and the Ancient Novel (Ancient Narrative Supplementum 4 [2005]) 106-121
“Shaw’s Caesars,” Julius Caesar in Western Culture, ed. Maria Wyke (Blackwell, 2006) pp. 228-243, pls.
“Nothing to Do with Satyrs?  Alcestis and the Concept of Prosatyric Drama,” Satyr Drama:  Tragedy at Play, ed. G.W.M. Harrison (Classical Press of Wales, 2006) pp. 83-101      
“Priapus and the Shipwreck (Petronius, Satyricon 100-114),” Authors, Authority, and Interpreters in the Ancient Novel:  Essays in Honor of Gareth L. Schmeling, ed. S. Byrne, E. Cueva, J. Alvares (Ancient Narrative Supplementum 5 [2006]) 294-301
“Ship Names in Vergil Again:  From Myth to History,” Concentus ex Dissonis:  Scritti in onore di Aldo Setaioli, vol. II, ed. C. Santini, L. Zurli, and L. Cardinali (ESI:  Naples, 2006) pp. 721-728
“Posthumous Parleys:  Chatting Up the Dead in the Ancient Novels,” The Greek and Roman Novel:  Parallel Readings, ed. M. Paschalis, S. Frangoulidis, S. Harrison, M. Zimmerman (Ancient Narrative Supplementum 8 [2007]) 57-69
“Neronian Oral Politics:  The Case of Musonius Rufus,” The Politics of Orality, ed. Craig Cooper (Brill, Leiden, 2007) pp. 307-318
“Eumolpus and the Dead Rat: Good Grattius Hunting,” New England Classical Journal 34.4 (2007) 299-309
“Orality and Autobiography:  The Case of the Res Gestae,” Orality, Literacy, Memory, ed. E. A. Mackay (Brill, Leiden, 2008) pp. 251-271
“Apuleian Ecphraseis:  Depiction at Play,” Paideia at Play: Learning and Wit in Apuleius, ed. Werner Riess (Ancient Narrative Supplementum 11 [2008]) 235-250
“Reading the Satyrica,” Petronius: A Handbook, ed. J. Prag and I. Repath (Wiley-Blackwell, 2009) pp. 16-31
“Mourning Becomes Alcestis:  A Note on Milton, Sonnet 23,” Classical and Modern Literature 27 (2007 [2009]) 00-00
 “Petronius,” The Oxford Encyclopedia of Greece and Rome, ed. M. Gagarin (Oxford University Press, forthcoming)
“Plautus,” The Oxford Encyclopedia of Greece and Rome, ed. M. Gagarin (Oxford University Press, forthcoming)

 


PUBLIC LECTURES      
Amphitruo, Bacchae, and Metatheatre,” – APA, December 1982
“Against Interpretation:  Petronius and Ancient Art Criticism” – CAMWS, April 1983
Amphitruo, Bacchae, and Metatheatre,” – CCA-SS, October 1983
commentator, Brown/NEH Conference on Truth and Reality in Classical Antiquity – November 1983
“Transformations of Space in New Comedy” – Themes in Drama Conference, Riverside, February 1985
“The Lenaean Theatre” – CAAS, April 1985
“The Dates of Plautus’ Curculio and Trinummus Reconsidered” – APA, Dec. 1985
“Tragic Farce:  Orton and Euripides” – Themes in Drama Conferences, Riverside (February 1986) and London (March 1986)
“The Fictions of Patriarchy in Terence’s Hecyra” – Stanford, April 1986
“Sculpting in Snow:  Ancient Drama in Performance” – keynote address, Ohio Classical Conference, October 1986
“Of Memory and Desire:  Zelazny’s Platonism” – PAPC, November 1986
“The Idea of the Actor” – APA, December 1986
“Against Interpretation:  Petronius and Art Criticism” – CAAS, September 1987
“The Emergence of the Actor in Fifth Century Drama” – Institute of Classical Studies, London, December 1987
“Space, Character, and ΑΠΑΤΗ:  Transformation and Transvaluation in the Acharnians” – Centre Louis Gernet, Paris, April 1989
“Improvisation bei Plautus” – Universität Freiburg, May 1989
“The Market in Sooth:  Supernatural Discourse in Plautus” – Ancient Comedy: Continuity & Change, University of Queensland, July 1989
“The Satyricon as Challenge to Interpretive Community” – The Ancient Novel:  Classical Paradigms and Modern Perspectives, Dartmouth College, July 1989
“Waiting in the Wings:  Metatheatre in the Prologue to Ecclesiazusae” – PAPC, November 1989
“Waiting in the Wings:  Politics and Metatheatre in the Ecclesiazusae” – Scottish Seminar on Greek and Roman Drama, University of Edinburgh; and Classics Seminar, Cambridge University, February 1990
“The Satyricon as Challenge to Interpretive Community” – CCA-SS, April 1990
“Space, Character, and ΑΠΑΤΗ:  Transformation and Transvaluation in the Acharnians” – Tragedy, Comedy, and the Polis, University of Nottingham, July 1990
“The Market in Sooth:  Supernatural Discourse in Plautus” – E. Randolph Stone Lecture in Latin Studies, Colgate University, December 1990
“Performing the City in the Birds” – APA, December 1990
“The Market in Sooth:  Supernatural Discourse in Plautus” – University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, March 1991
“From Ancient Performance to New Historicism” – Performance Criticism of Greek Comedy Conference, Emory, April 1991
“Roman Scholarship and Theories of the Drama” – Antike Dramentheorien und ihre Rezeption, Universität Zürich, September 1991
(with J. S. Jacobs) “Memorabilia:  Americanizing Classical and Catholic Pasts in A Canticle for Leibowitz” – PAPC, November 1991
“Terence’s Theory of Drama” – Georgia Classical Association, October 1992
“Reading the Visual Arts in the Roman Novel” – Duke University, November 1992
“The Fabrication of Comic Illusion” – APA, December 1992
Alcestis in its Festival Context” – CAMWS Presidential Panel, April 1993
“Reading the Visual Arts in the Roman Novel” – Brown University, April 1993
Alcestis in its Festival Context” – Universität Düsseldorf, October 1993
“The Gaze in Apuleius” – Sixteenth Groningen Colloquium on the Novel, October 1993
“The Gaze in Apuleius” – George Walsh Memorial Lecture, University of Chicago, November 1993
commentator, “Darkness Risible:  Plautus’ Casina on Stage” – APA, Dec. 1993
“Apuleius and the Visual Arts” – Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University, March 1994
“Waiting in the Wings:  Politics and Metatheatre in the Ecclesiazusae” – Classical Association, University of Western Australia, May 1994
“Literacy and Old Comedy” – Voice into Text:  Orality and Literacy in Ancient Greece, University of Tasmania, July 1994
“Spectator Politics:  Metatheatre in Aristophanes” – Humanities Research Centre, Australian National University, Canberra, July 1994
“Apuleius and the Visual Arts” – University of Queensland, August 1994; University of Sydney, August 1994; Classical Association, Dunedin, New Zealand, August 1994
“The Politics of Performance in the Knights” – University of Otago, August 1994; University of Leeds, February 1995
“The Discourse of the Visual Arts in the Roman Novel” – Der antike Roman und seine mittelalterliche Rezeption, Centro Stefano Franscini, Ascona, Switzerland, March 1995
“The Politics of Performance in the Knights” – University of Glasgow, May 1995; Oxford University, May 1995
“Literacy and Old Comedy” – University of Birmingham, May 1995
“Bringing Up Father:  Paideia and Ephebeia in Aristophanes’ Wasps” – Nottingham Classical Literature Symposium IV, May 1995
“Spectator Politics:  Metatheatre in Aristophanes” – keynote address, Performance and Representations of Performance in the Ancient World, University of Texas at Austin, November 1995
“Aristophanes’ Spectator Politics” – APA, December 1995
“The Horizons of Reading” – Colloquium on the Prologue to Apuleius’ Metamorphoses, Corpus Christi College, Oxford, February 1996
“Spectator Politics” – Langford Colloquium:  Aristophanes and Athenian Society, Florida State University, February 1996
“Passion and Petrifaction:  The Gaze in Apuleius” – Northwestern University, February 1996
“The Vase as Ventriloquist:  Kalos-inscriptions and the Culture of Display” – Epos and Logos:  Ancient Literature and its Oral Context, University of Natal, South Africa, July 1996
“Role-Playing in the Eunuch” – Terenz und die Tradition des Stegreifstheater, Universität Freiburg, November 1996
“The Vase as Ventriloquist:  Kalos-inscriptions and the Culture of Display” – AIA, December 1996
“Making the Aristophanic Audience” – Laughing and Grief:  Responses to the Theatre in the Greek and Roman World, Oxford, January 1997
“The Vase as Ventriloquist:  Kalos-inscriptions and the Culture of Fame” – Oxford Philological Society, February 1997
“Dead Again:  Engendering Praise in the Alcestis” – University of Victoria, British Columbia, October 1997
“Passion and Petrifaction:  The Gaze in Apuleius” – University of Victoria, British Columbia, October 1997
Humani nil a me alienum puto: The Ethics of Terentian Performance” – keynote address, Crossing the Stages:  The Production, Performance and Reception of Ancient Theater, University of Saskatchewan, October 1997
“Staging Conflicts:  Aristophanes” – APA, December 1997
“The Vase as Ventriloquist:  Kalos-inscriptions and the Culture of Fame” – University of Notre Dame, March 1998; University of Kentucky, April 1998
“Ceramic Speech Acts” – Epos and Logos:  Ancient Literature and its Oral Context, University of Victoria, Wellington, New Zealand, July 1998
“The Vase as Ventriloquist:  Kalos-inscriptions and the Culture of Fame” – Classical Association, Wellington, New Zealand, July 1998
“Apuleius’s Golden Ass:  Spectator, Spectacle, and the Roman Amphitheatre,” – Lecture in Honor of Vivian Holliday, The College of Wooster, April 1999
“Spectator and Spectacle in Apuleius,” – Emory / Corpus Colloquium on the Ancient Novel, Corpus Christi College, Oxford, May 1999
“Religion and Identity in Pacuvius’s Chryses,” – Identität und Alterität in der frührömischen Tragödie, Universität Freiburg, November 1999
“Spectator and Spectacle in Apuleius,” – University of Georgia, December 1999; University of Cincinnati, February 2000
“Dancing the Alphabet:  Performative Literacy on the Attic Stage,” – CAMWS, April 2000
“Dancing the Alphabet:  Performative Literacy on the Attic Stage,” – Orality IV:  Epea and Grammatea, University of Missouri - Columbia, June 2000
“Spectator and Spectacle in Apuleius,” – International Conference on the Ancient Novel 2000, Groningen, July 2000
“Priapus and the Shipwreck (Petronius, Sat. 100-114),” CAMWS Southern Section, October 2000
“Looking for Proserpina:  A. S. Byatt’s Notes on the Aeneid,” – PAMLA, November 2000
“Spectator and Spectacle in Apuleius,” – Indiana University, February 2001
“Cross Dress for Success,” – Performing Aristophanes, Case Western Reserve University, February 2001
“Priapus and the Shipwreck,” The College of Wooster, April 2001
“Space and Displacement in Apuleius’s Golden Ass,” – Rethymnon International Conference on the Ancient Novel I, University of Crete, May 2001
“Spectator and Spectacle in Apuleius,” – University of St. Andrews, October 2001
“Frauengestalten bei dem Tragiker Lucius Accius,” – Universität Freiburg, November 2001; Universität Greifswald, November 2001
“Slavery, Loyalty, and Authority:  The Case of Syncerastus (Plautus, Poenulus IV.2),” – CAMWS, April 2002
“Priapus and the Shipwreck:  Envisioning the Satyricon,” New York Classical Club, May 2002
“Staging Literacy in Plautus,” – Orality V:  Oral Performance and Its Contexts, University of Melbourne, July 2002
“Accius’s Women:  Andromeda & Co.,” – Greek Drama III, University of Sydney, July 2002
“Nero’s Cultural Politics,” – Re-imagining Nero, Emory University, November 2002
“Eumolpus and the Dead Rat:  Good Grattius Hunting,” – CAMWS Southern Section, November 2002
“Accius’s Women:  Andromeda & Co.,” – University of Maryland - College Park, December 2002
“Nothing to Do with Satyrs? Alcestis and the Concept of Prosatyric Drama,” – Satyr Drama:  Tragedy at Play, Xavier University, February 2003
“Nero’s Cultural Politics,” – Yale University, March 2003; University of Chicago, May 2003; Washington University, September 2003
“The Women of Accius:  Andromeda & Co.,” – Yale University, April 2003
“Ovid’s Liberal Arts,” – Presidential Address, CAMWS, April 2003
“Translation as Metaphor in Heliodorus,” – Rethymnon International Conference on the Ancient Novel II, University of Crete, May 2003
“A Petronian Decade,” – New Directions in Research and Teaching on Latin Prose Authors, in memory of Judith R. Ginsburg, CAAS, October 2003
“Nero’s Cultural Politics,” – John Rexine Memorial Lecture, Colgate University, October 2003
“Empire and Legitimacy:  Nero’s Cultural Politics,” – ΦΒΚ Albaugh Lecture, Baylor University, February 2004
“Aristophanic Ghosts:  The Fragments of the Beta Plays,” – University of Georgia, March 2004
“Nero’s Cultural Politics,” – Athenaze, University of Georgia, March 2004
“What Language Did the Shuttle Speak?  Voice and Vision in Sophocles’ Tereus,” – CAMWS, April 2004
“Neronian Oral Politics:  The Case of Musonius Rufus,” – Orality and Literacy in the Ancient World VI:  The Politics of Orality, University of Winnipeg, July 2004
“The Evidence of the Zeugma Synaristosai Mosaic for Imperial Performance of Menander,” – CAMWS Southern Section, November 2004; AIA, January 2005
“Euripides’ Alcestis:  Afterlives of an Afterlife,” – Wake Forest University Institute of Literature Lecture, February 2005
“Women’s Roles in New Comedy,” – Wake Forest University, February 2005
“Posthumous Parleys:  Chatting Up the Dead in the Ancient Novel,” – Rethymnon International Conference on the Ancient Novel III, University of Crete, May 2005
“Euripides’ Alcestis:  Afterlives of an Afterlife,” – The College of William and Mary, November 2005
“Pumping Up the Volume in Achilles Tatius:  Vision, Violence, and Interpretation,” – CAMWS panel in honor of Gareth Schmeling, April 2006
“Orality and Autobiography:  The Case of the Res Gestae,” – Orality and Literacy in the Ancient World VII:  Orality, Memory, Literacy, University of Auckland, July 2006
“A Lost Contorniate of Nero?”– CAMWS Southern Section, November 2006
“Nero's Cultural Politics” – Inaugural Lecture, Marian Senter Nixon Chair of Classical Civilization, The College of Wooster, January 2007
“Apuleian Ecphraseis:  Depiction at Play” – Apuleius and the Second Sophistic:  An Orator at Play, UNC Chapel Hill, March 2007
“Nero’s Cultural Politics” – Case Western Reserve University, April 2007; Kenyon College, April 2007
“Reading Inscription in the Ancient Novel” – Rethymnon International Conference on the Ancient Novel IV, University of Crete, May 2007
commentator, “Petronius’ Satyrica: Readings, Rationales, Reception” – CAAS, October 2007
“Nero’s Cultural Politics” – keynote address, Classical Association of Virginia, October 2007; Tel Aviv University, December 2007
“Inventing Everything: Performative Sources of Graeco-Roman Fiction” – Fiction Across Cultures, Israel Academy of Sciences, December 2007
“Euripides’ Alcestis:  Afterlives of an Afterlife” – Honors Program, Creighton University, March 2008
“Swear and Swear ... and Be a Woman: Performing the Female Body in Aristophanes” – Feminism and Classics V, University of Michigan, May 2008
“Performing Plautine Theology” – Orality and Literacy in the Ancient World VIII:  Orality, Literacy, Religion; University of Nijmegen, July 2008
“'His Career as Trimalchio':  Petronian Character and Narrative in Fitzgerald's Great American Novel” – International Conference on the Ancient Novel IV, Lisbon, July 2008; CAMWS, April 2009
“Lucian's Saturnalian Epistolarity” – Fragmented Narrative:  The Narratology of the Letter and Epistolary Literature in Ancient Greek, University of Wales at Lampeter, September 2008
“Pumping Up the Volume in Achilles Tatius:  Vision, Violence, and Interpretation” – Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association, November 2008
“Lucian's Saturnalian Epistolarity” – UCLA, December 2008
“Plautus the Theologian” – Langford Colloquium: Playing around with Plautus, Florida State University, February 2009
“Various Asses” – "Novel Ideas": A Mini-conference on the Ancient Novel, Boston University, April 2009
“Iphigenia amongst the Ivies, 1915” – University of Massachusetts at Amherst, April 2009
“Seneca's Apocolocyntosis as Dystopic Prelude to a Neronian Golden Age” – Utopia and Dystopia in Roman Literature (Pacific Rim Roman Literature Seminar), University College London, July 2009
“The Horse, the Ass, and Their Boys:  C.S. Lewis and the Ending of Apuleius's Golden Ass” – Asterisks and Obelisks: Greece & Rome in Children's Literature, University of Wales at Lampeter, July 2009
“Iphigenia amongst the Ivies, 1915” – Greek Drama in the USA from 1900 to 1970, Northwestern University, January 2010

 

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