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Tales of Love and History: James Ivory in Conversation

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Wednesday, 7 November 2018 from 17:00 to 19:00 (GMT)

Tales of Love and History: James Ivory in Conversation

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Tales of Love and History: James Ivory in Conversation

5pm on Wednesday 7th November 2018
Sheldonian Theatre
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Join us for this evening discussion exploring tales of Love and History, with Oscar-winning Director James Ivory in conversation with Prof Richard Parkinson (Oxford), Prof Jennifer Ingleheart (Durham) and Dr Katherine Harloe (Reading).

is thrilled to host Oscar-winning director, James Ivory as a Visiting Professor in 2018. 

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James Ivory

Born in Berkeley, California, James Ivory is a multiple Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker—a prolific director, writer, and producer. He started his career as a documentary filmmaker before beginning his nearly six-decade journey in narrative filmmaking with The Householder (1963), a film that also began his decades-long partnerships with producer Ismail Merchant and screenwriter Ruth Prawer Jhabvala.

Among his films are Shakespeare Wallah (1965); Quartet (1981); Mr. & Mrs. Bridge (1990); Jefferson in Paris (1995); The Golden Bowl (2000); The White Countess (2005); The City of Your Final Destination (2009); Heat and Dust (1983); Surviving Picasso (1996); Maurice (1987), winner of the Silver Lion at the Venice Film Festival; and three films for which Ivory received Best Director Oscar® nominations, A Room with a View (1985), Howards End (1992), and The Remains of the Day (1993). Most recently, he wrote the screenplay for Luca Guadagnino’s adaptation of André Aciman’s novel Call Me by Your Name for which he was awarded the 2018 Oscar® for Best Adapted Screenplay and for which he won the BAFTA and the Writers Guild Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.

Prof Richard Parkinson:

Richard Bruce Parkinson is a British academic. He is currently Professor of Egyptology at the University of Oxford and a fellow of The Queen's College, Oxford. He was previously a curator in the Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan, British Museum. 

Parkinson's main area of research in the interpretation and performance of Ancient Egyptian poetry of the classic period. As well as academic monographs and articles, he has written popular books on Egyptology. Drawing on his work on the 'subaltern' aspects of ancient literature, he has published on LGBTQ+ history across world cultures, including A Little Gay HIstory (2013), dedicated to his husband. Most recently, he has acted as consultant of The British Museum's touring exhibition at the Ashmolean 'No Offence' which includes a copy of the shooting script of Maurice. 

Prof Jennifer Ingleheart

Jennifer Ingleheart is Professor of Latin at the University of Durham, and is now head of the Department of Classics and Ancient History. Ingleheart is known for her work on Ovid, Classical reception, and the influence of Rome on the modern understanding of homosexuality.

Ingleheart has spoken frequently about her work on how modern cultures have responded to the phenomenon of Roman homosexuality, and the role which ancient Rome has played in modern ideas about sexuality. She ran a major British Academy funded conference in 2012, Romosexuality, on the subject which has shed considerable light on the differences between Roman and Greek conceptions of homosexuality, and differences from modern conceptions. Previously most work on classical homosexuality focused on Greek homosexuality and its modern reception, but Ingleheart's work has facilitated new research and interest in the Roman experience.

Dr Katherine Harloe:

Katherine Harloe is an Associate Professor in the Department of Classics at the University of Reading. After gaining a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Cambridge in 2004, Harloe joined the University of Reading in 2007. Before Reading, Harloe held postdoctoral research fellowships at the University of Oxford (St Anne's College) and the Institute of Greece, Rome and the Classical Tradition at the University of Bristol.

Harloe teaches in many areas including a ‘Queering Classics’ postgraduate course. Harloe’s principal research interest is the history of classical scholarship in the context of other humanities disciplines and broader political, cultural and intellectual currents, from the middle of the eighteenth century to the present. Harloe is also known for working on the eighteenth-century German classicist and art historian Johann Joachim Winckelmann (1717-1768), and has published a monograph on him in 2013.

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The Sheldonian Theatre
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OX1 3AZ Oxford
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Wednesday, 7 November 2018 from 17:00 to 19:00 (GMT)

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