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Classics tenure-track candidate presentation

January 31, 2011


Beloit’s first candidate for a tenure-track position in classics will present a research talk today at 12:30 p.m. in Science Center 349. Lisl Walsh will present “The Kids are Al Dente: Medea, Thyestes, and the Self in Senecan Tragedy.”

This presentation uses the similarities between Seneca’s Medea and Thyestes characters as a starting point for discussing the ancient and modern self. Specifically, the discussion hopes to address issues of Medea’s gender performance, boundaries of the self, and the effects of a sexed body on a person’s identity.

Walsh received her B.A. from Oberlin College in 2003. She expects to complete her Ph.D. in Classics, with a Graduate Certificate in Gender Studies, at the University of Southern California in spring 2011.