August 13, 2018
Dr, Jim Crawford (Theater) and Dr. Chris McDonough (Classics) took a group of 8 students on the Sewanee-in-England program this summer, where they spent time in London, York, Chester, and Hadrian's Wall (where Dr. McDonough is pictureed enjoying the beautiful weather at Housesteads Fort.) Students had a good time talking with Kamila Shamsie, the author of "Home Fire" (an updated version of Antigone set among the Pakistani community in London). McDonough taught CLST 121 (Greco-Roman in Britain), and Crawford taught THTR 227 (Classic Plays on the London Stage).
August 13, 2018
Dr. Christopher McDonough gave an address at the Celtic Classics Conference in St. Andrews, Scotland on July 12 entitled "Divico in Oil and Metal: Imagining the Unrecorded Lives of Caesar's Helvetians."
May 14, 2018
Congratulations to two of our Classics students for their excellent performance on the CAMWS Latin translation exams.
April 24, 2018
Sewanee Classics professor Paul Holloway critically examines Paul's rhetoric of life and death his letter to the Philippians.
April 16, 2018
Congratulations to two of our recent Classics graduates for their acceptance into Ph.D. programs in Classics.
March 29, 2018
Professor Paul Holloway has been invited to participate in the updated version of the NRSV (New Revised Standard Version of the Bible).
January 24, 2018
A study of contemporary approaches to classic theatre, and Roman ruins in England focusing on London and Chester with side trips to York and Bath. The trip includes several visits to theatres in London, Stratford-upon-Avon, and Chester, as well as several Roman ruins such as Hadrian’s Wall.
December 13, 2017
Prof. Paul Holloway's new book, Philippians: A Critical and Historical Commentary, has now appeared.
December 12, 2017
Chris McDonough and Stephanie McCarter recently spoke with Kamila Shamsie to discuss Home Fire, Sophocles, and the larger legacy of ancient Greece in Pakistan.
November 30, 2017
In response to the #MeToo movement, Dr. Stephanie McCarter was inspired to write a moving piece entitled "My Grandmother, Too" depicting her grandmother's experience with sexual harassment in the workplace. It appears in a November 15, 2017 post in "Avidly", an online component of the "Los Angeles Review of Books."
November 30, 2017
Stephanie McCarter explores the story of Icarus and other characters from Greek mythology which inspired the 2017 Gucci Gift Catalogue illustrated by Ignasi Monreal. Her commentary explores the relevance of Greek mythology for the contemporary. Read more to see her work, and perhaps do some shopping. " These old Greek stories were never meant to be static. Atlas can mirror our own workday exhaustion, Artemis the refusal to conform to the traditional expectations of one’s gender. "
October 23, 2017
Professor Stephanie McCarter's new article in the classics journal Eidolon provides gendered interpretations of Horace's famous "Carpe Diem" maxim.
June 7, 2017
Prof. McCarter publishes on Women's Handicrafts throughout History
April 27, 2017
Sewanee Classics Prof. Stephanie McCarter’s article on Horace’s Epistles and Ars Poetica was recently published in Oxford Bibliographies in Classics.
April 10, 2017
Classics major Samantha Meyer (C'17) earned a Letter of Commendation in the college-level Latin Translation Contest of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South.
April 10, 2017
On April 7, 2017 Stephanie McCarter presented a paper at the annual meeting of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South, held in Kitchener, Ontario.
March 27, 2017
Dean of the College Terry Papillon will deliver the inaugural James M. May lecture in Classics at St. Olaf College on March 27th.
March 20, 2017
This spring, Professor McDonough has remained busy while on sabbatical.
February 27, 2017
Classics major Samantha Meyer recently gave a paper on Apollonius of Rhodes at the University of Tennessee Undergraduate Classics Research Conference.
February 24, 2017
Sewanee Classics Professor Stephanie McCarter recently published a new article on Ta-Nehisi Coates's "Between the World and Me" in "Eidolon," an online journal for scholarly writing about classics.
January 13, 2017
From January 5-8, Sewanee Classics professor Jacqueline DiBiasie and student Grace Gibson (C'17) presented research at the Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America.
November 17, 2016
Stephanie McCarter's new essay, "Elena Ferrante's Vergil: Rewriting the Aeneid in the Neapolitan Novels," has been published in the online Classics Journal, Eidolon.
November 7, 2016
On Saturday, November 5, Grace Gibson (C '17) and Dr. Jacqueline DiBiasie Sammons presented a paper together at the Tennessee Foreign Language Teaching Association (TFLTA). The title of their talk was, " The Herculaneum Graffiti Project: Using Graffiti in the Latin Classroom." In January, Grace will present in the undergraduate panel of the Archaeological Institute of America Annual Meetin, the most prestigious meeting in the field and only four undergraduates are selected to present. The title of her talk there will be "Pictorial Graffiti in Context: An Analysis of Drawn Graffiti in Herculaneum."
November 4, 2016
Dr. McDonough recently presented his research, “‘Tribune, Do You Really Believe All This?’ Empire and Empiricism in Risen (2016)" at the Film & History Conference in Milwaukee, WI on October 27, 2016. Read more to find out more about it.
October 28, 2016
International Karaoke Night featured group and solo acts with songs from 9 different languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Russian, and Spanish! We would like to thank the foreign language faculty, the Mellon Globalization Forum, the Center for Teaching, the E.L. Kellermann Language Resource Center, the Academic Technology Center, the Tiger Bay Pub, Sewanee Catering, and our judges: Linda Heck, Aaron Welch, and Jennifer Whitehead for making this event a success. Singers were judged based on voice quality, pronunciation, stage presence, and lyrical complexity. Read more to find out who won!
October 3, 2016
Dr. Jacqueline DiBiasie's research with the Herculaneum Graffiti Project (HGP) has been published in the field report of their first season.
September 6, 2016
Dr. Christopher McDonough's article, "Yon Gray Head: Lucan's Caesar and Whittier's Barbara Frietchie" appeared in the Paideia Institute's online scholarly journal, "Eidolon". In the article, McDonough reflects upon Caesar at the Rubicon, and his mother's reciting of Whittier's "Barbara Frietchie" to him as a boy.
August 3, 2016
Dr. Stephanie McCarter's article, "Aeneas, My Grandfather, and the Memory of War", a moving tribute to the memory of her grandfather through the lens of her evolving love of Vergil, has been published in the online literary magazine, "The Millions".
June 9, 2016
Three Sewanee students— Sarah Minnear, C’16, Grace Gibson, C’17, and Katherine Handloser, C’19 worked with Visiting Assistant Professor of Classical Languages, Jacqueline DiBiasie on the Herculaneum Graffiti Project. The students spent the early summer documenting and digitizing ancient graffiti from the city of Herculaneum, which was destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79. The project is collaborative and interdisciplinary. Team members are from four ACS schools (Sewanee, Washington and Lee, University of Richmond, and Millsaps). Project members find, photograph, record, and digitize ancient graffiti from the site, honing their skills in archaeological documentation, digital preservation, and Latin translation.
May 10, 2016
The winner of both the Dwight medal for Greek and Green medal for Latin for 2016 is Sallie Carter!
March 18, 2016
Dr. Chris McDonough presented his paper, “Yon Gray Head: Lucan’s Caesar and Whittier’s Barbara Frietchie,” at the most recent conference of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South, in Williamsburg VA, on March 17, 2016. There, he bumped into Sewanee graduates, Margaret Day and Jane Millar, who were also giving papers.
March 7, 2016
Emily Wallace (MA '14, Sewanee School of Letters & Owner of In The Loop Yarn Shop in Hartselle, Alabama) gave a talk on ANCIENT WEAVING & SPINNING, which included a hands-on demonstration with drop spindles, etc. Emily knows a lot about the practice of weaving and spinning, ancient and modern, as well as the scholarship and literature pertaining to it! The talk took place on Monday, March 7th at the Social Lodge, and was followed by a reception at the Craft House.
January 25, 2016
Dr. Jacqueline Dibiasie Sammons presented a paper at the North American Congress of Greek and Latin Epigraphy on January 4th (Berkeley) entitled "Public in Private: The Distribution and Content of Graffiti in Pompeian domus and hospitia." She also attended the Archaeological Institute of America/Society for Classical Studies Annual Meeting which was held in San Francisco January 6th-10th.
January 25, 2016
"To Rule Mankind and Make the World Obey. So the poet writes of the Roman Empire, subject of Sewanee's program in the summer of 2016. The many cultural riches of Italy-archaeological, architectural, artistic, etc. will be studied on site. Academic study of these sites will be rigorous, and balanced by healthy doses of "la dolce vita". Students will visit Naples, Pompeii, and Rome. There will be an information session on Monday, January 25th at 5:30pm in Gailor Auditorium
October 17, 2014
Dr. McDounough delivered an article entitled, “[Stabs Himself] Thus Do I Die, Thus Thus Thus! A Virgilian Allusion and a Schoolboy Joke in A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” at the Classical Association of the Middle West and South-Southern Section, in Fredericksburg, VA, on October 17, 2014.