NUCAW 2018 Schedule

13th Northwest Undergraduate Conference on the Ancient World. Ford Hall, Willamette University

Saturday April 21, 2018

All sessions in the Kremer Board Room (Ford Hall 102)


9:00 a.m.
Conference registration begins; continental breakfast available, Ford Hall 102

Panel 1: Defining the Self Through Others

Kristen Seaman, University of Oregon (Chair)
9:30 a.m.
Samantha McGee , University of Oregon

“Portrayals of Power: The Local Identity of Three Cypriot Sarcophagi from the 5th century BCE”

9:50 a.m.
Allison Schukis, University of Oregon

“Phrasikleia Kore: Representing Alternative Feminine Roles”

10:10 a.m.
Lex Ladge, Reed College

“Attalid Self-Identification and Othering through the Pergamene Gauls”

10:30 a.m.
Mikaela Renshaw, Willamette University

“Barbarians as Romans: The Differing Viewpoints of Caesar and Tacitus”

10:50-11:05 a.m.

PANEL 2: Classical Reception in Science Fiction and Film Noir

Ortwin Knorr, Willamette University (Chair)
11:05 a.m.
Rachel Dell, Willamette University

“Cell Walls and Gametes: An Analysis of Lucian’s True History as Science Fiction”

11:25 a.m.
Yael Kochin , University of Washington

“The Female Eidolon in ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit’”

11:45 a.m.
Annie Lamar, University of Puget Sound

“Creating a Database for Scholarship in Classical Receptions of Sci-Fi and Fantasy”

12:05-1:00 p.m.

PANEL 3: Kings, Tyrants, and Dictators

Ellen Millender, Reed College (Chair)
1:00 p.m.
Cole Fairbairn, Gonzaga University

“Ramifications of Governmental Structures in the Iliad

1:20 p.m.
Aliza Phillips, Reed College

“No Nomos for Nobles: The Origins of Kings and the Illegitimacy of Autocracy in Herodotus”

1:40 p.m.
Rebecca Lewit, Reed College

 “The Role of Women in Book One of Herodotus’ Histories

2:00 p.m.
Charlotte Crabtree , Portland State University

“A New Perspective on Roman Dictators”

2:20-2:35 p.m.

PANEL 4: Finding Balance, Crossing Boundaries

Malcolm Wilson, University of Oregon (Chair)
2:35 p.m.
Isabelle Chen, Reed College

“Sappho’s Flowers: Possibly not the Key to Female Power”

2:55 p.m.
Marnie Leven , Reed College

“Where in the Hell?: A Ribbiting Examination of Physical and Ritual Topography in Aristophanes’ Frogs

3:15 p.m.
Christopher Bower , University of Oregon

Labor et Natura: An Examination of Struggle in Vergil’s Georgics

3:35 p.m.
Conference Ends