Cornell University

Classical Mythmaking in the African Diaspora: Samples from the Io Project

Friday, March 10, 2017 at 4:30pm

Goldwin Smith Hall, G22
232 East Ave, Central Campus

Caroline Stark received her Ph.D. in Classics and Renaissance Studies from Yale University. Before Howard, she taught at Ohio Wesleyan University and at Temple University. Her research interests include ancient cosmology, anthropology, ethnography, and the reception of classical antiquity in later periods and other cultures, especially Medieval and Renaissance Europe/Mediterranean and contemporary African, Caribbean, and African-American Literature. She is co-editing with Lee Fratantuono A Companion to Latin Epic 14-96 CE with Wiley- Blackwell, and her current book project examines the intersection of humanism, philosophy, art, and science in the writings of fifteenth-century Italian humanists as they rediscovered ancient stories about the birth and development of mankind in Lucretius and other ancient authors. In 2009 she was an Andrew W. Mellon research fellow at the Vatican Film Library at St. Louis University, in 2012 she was a research fellow at the Center for Humanities at Temple University, and in 2016, she was a research fellow at Harvard's Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, D.C., where she created an online resource for Black Classicism and receptions of the ancient Mediterranean in Black World Studies. She is currently a Humanities Writ Large Visiting Faculty Fellow at Duke University (AY 2016-2017).

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