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Roundtable discussion

Practicing Literary History in the Wake of New Historicism

The roundtable will take as its point of departure the new books by Christopher Faraone, The Stanzaic Architecture of Early Greek Elegy (Oxford UP, 2008) and Leslie Kurke, Aesopic Conversations: Popular Tradition, Cultural Dialog, and the Invention of Greek Prose (Princeton UP, 2010).

Brief introductory presentations by the authors will be followed by comments from respondents and general discussion.


  • Michael Murrin (Raymond W. & Martha Hilpert Gruner Distinguished Service Professor, Department of English, Department of Comparative Literature, Divinity School)
  • Richard Martin (Antony and Isabelle Raubitschek Professor of Classics, Stanford University)

Readings from the books can be accessed in the password-protected area below. Audience members wishing to access the readings are invited to request the password by emailing the conference organizers at

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