In 2018, the Center will be changing the format of Texts and Contexts from a two-day conference to a one-day seminar. We hope this change will allow for a more intensive and focused examination of a particular topic and that this will prove of benefit in particular to our graduate students in medieval studies and Classics. The seminar will be held in conjunction with the Virginia Brown Memorial Lecture, which is still scheduled for 4 p.m. on the day of the seminar.
This year, October 26, 2018, our seminar topic will be focused on “Reading the Classics in the Middle Ages and Renaissance” with presentations by Julia Haig Gaisser on Tibullus, Justin Haynes on classical tradition, Marjorie Curry Woods on Statius and other school authors, David T. Gura on Ovid, and William Little on the Epistula Sapphus. The Virginia Brown Memorial Lecture will be delivered this year by Sîan Echard of the Department of English, University of British Columbia.