HAPAX LEGOMENON 2016 THE CLASSICAL IN ART AND LITERATURE
In this year’s Classical Studies Capstone Seminar, The Classical in Art and Literature, co-taught by Professor Grace Ledbetter and Professor Patricia Reilly, students wrote final research papers on post-antique works of art and literature that reinterpret Greco-Roman myths. With topics that range from Cocteau’s Orphée to Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman, these papers examine the interpretive operations that artists and writers perform on ancient myth to promote specific ideologies in their work.
Apathetic Aphrodite: Classical Ideals and Politicized Sex in Ivo Saliger’s Urteil des Paris by Austen Van Burns '17
Mired in Mud: Circe, Atwood, and the Female Mythmaker by Alessandra Occhiolini ‘17
Between the Arts: Cocteau's Orphée as an Act of Self-Definition by Raffaella Luzi Stoutland ‘17
“We Know Your Tricks, Jupiter”: Offenbach’s Disparagement of Love in Orfée aux Enfers by Annie Tvetenstrand ‘16
Unveiled: Seeking Self-Knowledge in Myth in C.S. Lewis’ Till We Have Faces by Veda Khadka ‘16