Lectrix and Scriptrix


Monday, February 13, 2012 @ 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm

Lectrix and Scriptrix: Roman Women Reading, Writing, and Performing Poetry presented by Professor Judith P. Hallett, University of Maryland, Department of Classics on Monday, February 13, 2012 at 4:15 pm in Keck Auditorium, Pettengill G52. Reception at 3:00 pm in 212 Pettengill.

Professor Judith Hallett received her BA from Wellesley College and her MA and PhD in Classical Philology from Harvard University. While attending Harvard, she studied at the American Academy in Rome; after receiving her doctorate she spent a year at the Institute of Classical Studies at the University of London. She was Blegen Visiting Scholar in Classics at Vassar College, and has held Mellon teaching fellowships at both Brandeis University and the Wellesley Center for Research on Women, and a research fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Winner of the College of Arts and Humanities Award for Excellence in Teaching, and honored by the Center for Excellence in Teaching Celebrating Teachers program in 1994 and 2002, she was named a Distinguished Scholar-Teacher in 1992-1993 and a Lilly-Center for Excellence in Teaching fellow in 2002-2003.

Author of “Fathers and Daughters in Roman Society: Women and the Elite Family” (Princeton 1984), she has edited and contributed to several collections of essays. Among them are “Six North American Women Classicists” (special issue of Classical World, 1996-1997), for which she wrote the featured article on Edith Hamilton; “Compromising Traditions: The Personal Voice in Classical Scholarship,” with Thomas Van Nortwick of Oberlin College (Routledge 1997); “Roman Sexualities,” with Marilyn Skinner of the University of Arizona (Princeton 1997); and “Rome and Her Monuments: Essays in Honor of the City and Literature of Rome in Honor of Katherine A. Geffcken,” with Sheila Dickison of the University of Florida (Wauconda, Illinois 2000). She is also the author of the four essays on classical Roman women writers in “Women Writing Latin” (Routledge 2002), and of chapters in books, articles, reviews and translations into both English and classical Latin.