February 23, 2011
WOOSTER, Ohio — Sonia Sabnis, assistant professor of Classics and Humanities at Reed College, will present “Procul a nobis: Apuleius and India” on Thursday, March 3, at The College of Wooster. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, begins at 7:30 p.m. in Room 009 of Severance Hall (943 College Mall). Light refreshments and a Q&A session will follow the talk.
Since earning her Ph.D in 2006 from the University of California, Berkeley, with a dissertation on “Storytelling Slaves and Narrative Resistance in Apuleius’ Metamorphoses,” Sabnis has lectured widely on Roman imperial literature, the ancient novel, its classical reception, slavery, and animals — especially donkeys — in the ancient world. Her articles include “Slavery in Greek and Early Christian Thought,” “The Golden Ass and the Golden Warrior,” and a chapter on “Apuleius and India” for the forthcoming book Apuleius and Africa, a product of her Mellon Project collaboration with Ben Lee and Ellen Finkelpearl.
Aside from teaching classes at Reed, Sabnis is a regular participant in the NITLE Sunoikisis Seminars. She also participated in an NEH Summer Seminar at the American Academy in Rome, is a former fellow of the Consortium for Faculty Diversity in Liberal Arts Colleges, and currently serves on the Classic Greek Theater of Oregon advisory board.
Additional information about the lecture is available by phone (330-263-2575) or e-mail.
1189 Beall Avenue, Wooster, Ohio 44691. (330) 263-2000
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