ULU Women's Studies: Ancient Greece, Rome and Women's Studies
Tuesday, 26 November 2013 from 18:45 to 20:00 (GMT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
A Lecture by Edith Hall - Professor of Classics in the Classics Department and Centre for Hellenic Studies at King's College London.
Thirty-five years since the publication of the first feminist scholarship on the women of the ancient Mediterranean world, studies on gender and sexuality have become part of mainstream Classics and Ancient History, both on the curriculum and in research. This talk offers an overview of the achievements, limitations and theoretical approaches, which were originally heavily influenced by Simone de Beauvoir, Germaine Greer and Kate Millet. But it also argues that the feminist agenda amongst classicists has been radically diluted, and suggests some reasons why.