Rettig Lecture 2014
Saturday, October 4, 2014
Conaton Board Room
Free and Open to the Public
Reception to Follow
Rebecca M. Muich
In Search of Shakespeare's Iliad
Rebecca Muich is Coordinator of Programming and Academic Adviser in Gray Hall for Lloyd International Honors College. She received a BA in History and an Honors Bachelor of Arts (HAB) at Xavier University (2002), before earning an MA in Classics at the University of Florida (2004) and a PhD in Classical Philology at the University of Illinois (2010). Her dissertation was entitled "Pouring Out Tears: Andromache in Homer and Euripides." Her research interests currently focus on the non-combatant communities of Greek epics and tragedies, women in antiquity, narrative theory, and reception studies. She has given several talks on women and warfare, and is the author of "Focalization and Embedded Speech in Andromache's Iliadic Laments." She is currently working on an article titled "Epic Wives and Mothers: Reading the Iliad in Coriolanus," a project which she expands on for the Rettig Lecture. As an assistant professor and instructor in Classics, Dr. Muich has taught a variety of courses in Greek and Latin literature (including courses on Homer, Catullus, Horace, Greek oratory, Medieval Latin, and more), Greek and Roman mythology and civilization, and comparative world epic. She accompanied students on Xavier University's Study Abroad in Greece program in 2012. She passionately supports honors curricula, undergraduate student research, and study abroad in her various roles as instructor, advisor, and mentor.
This year's Rettig Lecture is made possible by a generous grant from the Women of Excellence, which honors, extends and advances the legacy of Xavier's and Edgecliff's extraordinary women graduates, as well as provides opportunities for women to grow as organizational and philanthropic leaders for the University.