Joseph A. Farrell, Jr.
Professor of Classical Studies and Associate Dean for Arts and Letters, University of Pennsylvania

February 9-10, 2006 (Thursday and Friday)

During his visit to Ohio Wesleyan, Prof. Farrell will give a public lecture, meet with classes, hold a special session on the use of technology in teaching, and meet informally with faculty and students.

Prof. Farrell’s public lecture will be on Thursday evening, 9 February. The special session for technology in teaching will be late Thursday afternoon. (See below for links to his Web sites.)

Joseph Farrell’s special interests are in Latin literature and Roman culture and society. His current projects include a study of the mutually defining relationship between antiquity and modernity, as well as research on Latin poets, especially Vergil and Ovid. He has written Latin Language and Latin Culture from Ancient to Modern Times and Vergil’s Georgics and the Traditions of Ancient Epic, and is currently at work on a book titled Juno’s Aeneid: Metapoetics, Narrativity, Dissent. He is former editor of Vergilius.

Professor Farrell is associate dean for arts and letters and professor of classical studies at Penn, where he joined the faculty in 1985. From 1998 to 2003 he was the Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Endowed Term Professor in Humanities. In 1995 he founded the Vergil Project to study ways to create interactive tools for the learning, teaching, and research of classics via the Internet. Recent named lectures include the Trinity College Classical Society Lecture, Trinity College Dublin, and the Stocker Lecture, University of Virginia.


Wednesday, February 8

  • 3:30 – Arrival via Delta 6356 at Met by Joseph Musser (English)
  • 6:00 – Dinner with Joseph Musser et alia? (Lindey’s at Polaris) 

Thursday, February 9

  • 8:15 – Breakfast with Lee Fratantuono (The Mill at Buehler’s)
  • 10:00-11:50 – HMCL 320, Literature and Thought of Ancient Rome (Lee Fratantuono)
  • Noon – Lunch with selected students and faculty (HWCC Faculty-Staff Dining Room)
  • 4:10 – Faculty Workshop on using the Web in the Humanities (Beeghly Library, A-V 27) (Lynette Carpenter, English)
  • 5:45 – Dinner at the Brown Jug with Dennis Prindle (English) and others.
  • 8:00 – Lecture, “Literature and Society in the First Modern Period, 321 BC-AD 235.” Corns 312 (Don Lateiner, Humanities-Classics, introduction). 

Friday, February 10

  • 8:00 – Breakfast (TBD)
  • 11:45 – Lunch with selected faculty or students (?)
  • 1:10 – LATI 491C, Poetry of Love and Insult (Lee Fratantuono)
  • 2:10 – GREE 491A, Homer (Don Lateiner)
  • 3:30 – Depart for Airport (Joseph Musser)