Annual Webster Lecture by Prof. Clara Bosak-Schroeder.

Date Range
Fri February 4th 2022, 12:00 - 1:00pm
Event Sponsor
Department of Classics
Building 110, Room 112

Annual T.B.L. Webster Memorial Lecture - welcome to Professor Clara Bosak-Schroeder from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

In this presentation, Clara Bosak-Schroeder (she/they) will share pages from a multimedia scrapbook that blends fiction, creative nonfiction, and scholarship to investigate how modern and contemporary artists from marginalized standpoints are reimagining ancient Mediterranean monuments. The focus of the presentation will be Hive (2020), a collaboration between sound artist Lakshmi Ramgopal and sculptor Nancy Davidson that transforms the cult statue of Artemis of Ephesus. After sharing this work in progress, Bosak-Schroeder will consider the larger aims and questions of the project: How can white classicists turn towards artists of color while remaining implicated in the critique of their own discipline? What are the affordances of non-academic genres? How can readers become engaged in creating new canons? 

Photo credit Marco Prins. "Photograph of the upper torso of Artemis of Ephesus in the Naples Archaeological Museum. Black skin with cream adornments, including a tower-shaped headdress and rows of breast-like protuberances."

Current Stanford faculty, staff, and students with Stanford ID cards can attend in-person. Due the pandemic, building access is limited to ID card holders only.

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