CYA Virtual Lecture Series II June 30, 2021
CYA is delighted to invite you to our upcoming lecture in our Virtual Lecture Series. On Wednesday, 30 June 2021, at 12 p.m. (EDT) / 7 p.m. (Athens), we have the honor of hosting CYA Trustee Emerita, Mary R. Lefkowitz, Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities, Emerita, at Wellesley College.
A world-renowned scholar and professor of classical studies, Prof.
Lefkowitz, will discuss the concerning state of classics in the US and the drop of university resources given to humanities in general.
Prof. Lefkowitz’s interlocutor and discussant for this lecture will be Barbara Weiden Boyd, Henry Winkley Professor of Latin and Greek at Bowdoin College, and President of the Vergilian Society.
To participate, please register via Zoom today.
After registration, you will receive a confirmation email to join the discussion. You may ask questions through the Chatbox or Q&A feature on Zoom. If you cannot attend the “live” event but would like to receive a recording of the lecture, please register and it will be sent to you 1-2 days after the event.
G U E S T S P E A K E R
Mary R. Lefkowitz
Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities, Emerita, at Wellesley College
CYA Trustee Emerita
Mary Lefkowitz is Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities, Emerita, at Wellesley College. She holds a B.A. from Wellesley and a Ph.D. from Radcliffe College, plus honorary degrees from Trinity College, Grinnell College, and the University of Patras, and is a recipient of a National Humanities Medal.
She is the author of books and articles about ancient Greek literature and culture, including most recently, Euripides and the Gods (2015), and co-editor of The Greek Plays (2015), Women’s Life in Greece and Rome, Ed. 4 (2016), and The Greek Histories (forthcoming, 2022). Best known to non-Classicists for her book, Not Out of Africa (1996).
She is a trustee emerita of CYA, and since 2004 a trustee of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens.
D I S C U S S A N T
Barbara Weiden Boyd
Henry Winkley Professor of Latin and Greek at Bowdoin College
President of the Vergilian Society
Barbara Weiden Boyd, Henry Winkley Professor of Latin and Greek at Bowdoin College, holds a B.A. from Manhattanville College, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Classical Studies from the University of Michigan.
Her scholarly specialization is Latin poetry, especially the works of Virgil and Ovid. She has published widely on a variety of Roman writers, including Virgil, Propertius, Tibullus, Ovid, and Sallust. In addition to continuing work on a commentary on Ovid’s Remedia amoris, she has recently published a book on Ovid’s reception of Homer: Ovid’s Homer: Authority, Repetition, and Reception (Oxford University Press, 2017).
She is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Society for Classical Studies (formerly the American Philological Association) and the Goodwin Award Committee of the SCS/APA, and currently serves on its Program Committee. She is in her second year as President of the Vergilian Society, and is a charter member of the International Ovidian Society. A past member of the executive committee of the Discussion Group on Classics and Modern Literature in the Modern Language Association, Boyd is committed to supporting and sustaining dialogue between and among the disciplines of the humanities, especially on literary and cultural topics.