In the modern era, the word “monster” has taken on a negative implication, frequently referring to an entity that is fearsome or even harmful. The term has its origins in the Latin monstrum, which meant demonstration or divine sign, and the Greek word teras, which may be translated as strange, wonderful, or marvelous and can signify any entity composed of multiple parts. The “monstrous” figures prominently in descriptions of hybrid creatures originating in Greco-Roman mythology, but these images were often deployed in order to render philosophical, religious, and political ideas.
The Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER) organizes A Panel on Family Models: (Inter)Generational and Gender Relations in the Ancient World, 5-8 June 2017, Athens, Greece as part of the 10th Annual International Conference on Literature sponsored by the Athens Journal of Philology.
Call for Proposals - Please Circulate Widely
"Degradation, Loss, Recovery & Fragmentation"
Session Organizer: Jane Raisch (University of California, Berkeley)
Friday, 13 October 2017, 3:45–5:15pm
Bibliography Among the Disciplines Conference
12–15 October 2017, Philadelphia, PA
41st Comparative Drama Conference
Text & Presentation
2017 Keynote Event
A Conversation with Lisa Loomer
April 7, 2017
Call for Papers
The Societas Ovidiana welcomes proposals for the following session to be held at the 52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan from May 11-14, 2017:
CFP: Vitae auctorum: The Medieval Lives of Classical Authors
A Roundtable Session for the 52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies (May 11-14, 2017)