48. Housman's Myth-Making
20 October 2019, 14:30 - 15:00
As part of his attempt to separate his poetry and his profession as a classicist, A. E. Housman downplayed classical references in his verse. Jennifer Ingleheart, Professor of Latin at the University of Durham, explores the significance of some of his classical myths and allusions explores.
We are delighted to hold this event in the newly-refurbished auditorium in St John's College, where A.E. Housman read Classics before going on to be one of the foremost classical scholars of his day.
SpeakerJennifer Ingleheart is a British classical scholar, who is known for her work on Ovid, Classical Reception and the influence of Rome on the modern understanding of homosexuality. Ingleheart has spoken frequently about her work on how modern cultures have responded to the phenomenon of Roman homosexuality, and the role which ancient Rome has played in modern ideas about sexuality. She ran a major British Academy funded conference in 2012, Romosexuality, on the subject which has shed considerable light on the differences between Roman and ... Read Full Biography
This event is part of a series:
The 18th Oxford Lieder Festival will explore life, death, and the mysterious areas between and beyond. Sprites and nymphs cause mayhem and mischief, while legends abound from Greco-Roman sagas to the Lorelei and the Erlking. Storytelling with the Crick Crack Club, a ghost tour, a magic show and more all complement the myriad concerts, masterclasses and study events over a packed fortnight....