Murray Lecture to Discuss Classical Mythology in the Hands of Feminists

March 5, 2009


Xavier’s Department of Classics’ annual Robert J. Murray lecture series will feature Dr. Judith de Luce on Saturday, March 21, at 4:00 p.m. in the Conaton Board Room located in Schmidt Hall. The lecture “Classical Mythology in the Hands of Feminist Women Writers” is free and open to the public.
De Luce graduated magna cum laude in 1968 from Colby College with a BA in Latin. She received her MA in Latin and her PhD in Classics from University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1971 and 1974, respectively. She joined the faculty of Miami University’s Department of Classics in 1974.  Since then, she has directed the Women’s Studies Program, served as Chair of the Western College Program, and chaired the Department of Classics. Her primary scholarly interests include aging, technology in the classroom, and the reception of Greek and Roman mythology. Her books include Beyond Preservation: Restoring and Inventing Landscapes (1994); Old Age in Greek and Latin Literature (1989); Language in Primates: Perspectives and Implications (1983).
The lecture series is named to honor Robert J. Murray, professor of classics from 1960-1997, for his many contributions to Xavier and the Honors Bachelor of Arts program. The annual series carries on the spirit of humanities education presented by the H.A.B. program, where students pursue the study of Latin, Greek and philosophy over four years, in addition to the core curriculum.
For more information, call Edmund Cueva at 513-745-1931.