Classicizing Chicago
A two-day discussion about Chicago’s engagement with Classical Antiquity

May 21st and May 22nd, 2010
Evans Alumni Center, Northwestern University

Conference Schedule

Friday, May 21, 2010

8:30-9am
Breakfast

9-9:30am
Presentation of the pilot Classicizing Chicago online database by:
Anisha Mack, Head, Web Technologies Department, NUL
Julie Rudder, Outreach and Training Specialist, Digital Collections, NUL
and Kathryn Bosher, Dan Garrison, Sara Monoson, LaDale Winling,
and Amanda Wrigley of the department of Classics, NU.

Session 1: Chicago in Classicizing America

9:30-10:15am
Margaret Malamud, Professor of History
New Mexico State University

"Consummate Empires: Ancient Rome and Imperial America ca 1900"

10:15am
Coffee

Session 2: Classical Architecture and Urban Planning

10:30-11:15am
Thomas Gordon Smith,Professor of Architecture
Notre Dame University

“Grecian Architecture in Chicago and the Midwest Circa 1850”

11:15am-12pm
David Van Zanten, Professor of Art History
Northwestern University

“Monumental Planning and Its Complications: Burnham, Sullivan, Wright”

12-12:45pm
LaDale Winling, Visiting Assistant Professor of History
Temple University

“Form and Content: Architectural and Curricular Transformation
in Turn-of-the-Century Chicago Universities”

12:45-1:45pm
Lunch

Session 3: Classical Educations

1:45-2:30pm
Lynn Kozak, Assistant Professor of Classics
McGill University

"Chicago Classical Schools and the Dream of Equal 'Access to Excellence"

2:30-3:15pm
Daniel Tovar, Doctoral Candidate in Philosophy
Northwestern University

“Ancient Philosophy at Northwestern University”

3:15-3:30pm
Coffee

Session 4: Classical Art and Politics

3:30-4:15pm
Sara Monoson, Associate Professor of Political Science and Classics
Northwestern University

“A Socrates for Chicago”

4:15-5:00pm
Elzbieta Foeller-Pituch, Assistant Director
Center for Historical Studies, Northwestern University

“The Republic Is Watching You: Daniel Chester French's Statue
and the Classical Tradition in the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893.”

5:00-5:45pm
Libby Mahoney, Chief Curator
Chicago History Museum

"Classics from the Chicago History Museum"

6-7:30pm
Reception

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Saturday, May 22, 2010

10:00am
Breakfast

Session 5: Opera on Ancient Themes

10:30-11:15am
Robert Ketterer, Professor of Classics
University of Iowa

"COT Rome: Opera and Empire for 21st-century Chicago."

11:15am-12pm
Hans Thomalla, Assistant Professor of Music
Northwestern University

“ "fremd / strange" - a contemporary opera on Medea and the Argonauts”

12-1pm
Lunch

Session 6: Drama and Poetry

1-1:45pm
Kathryn Bosher, Assistant Professor of Classics
Northwestern University

“Immoral Antiquity on the Chicago Stage”

1:45-2:30pm
Amanda Wrigley, Sawyer-Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Classics
Northwestern University

“Modern and Ancient Greeks at Hull-House"

2:30-2:45pm
Coffee

2:45-3:30pm
Shannon Fitzsimons, Doctoral Student in the Interdisciplinary PhD in Theater and Drama
Northwestern University

"The Birds and the Bulls: Icarus at Lookingglass"

3:30-4:15pm
Reginald Gibbons, Professor of English, Classics, Spanish and Portuguese
Northwestern University

“Poetics of translation and translated poetics: ancient and contemporary.”

Sponsored by: The Andrew Mellon Foundation,
Classical Traditions Initiative, and the Department of Classics.

 

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