The Rhetoric & Poetics Workshop is a longstanding, vibrant forum for scholars of classical literature to present and discuss their ongoing projects.

As a workshop and space for scholarly exploration and discovery, Rhetoric & Poetics is an arena for rigorous philological interpretation of classical Greek and Latin texts, as well as for consideration of the resonances of those texts in subsequent literature and history. In addition, we encourage theoretical and cross-disciplinary approaches to the study of ancient texts, and are proud to support new and experimental approaches to the field.

We aim to offer a colorful array of topics for discussion, and we draw attendees from Art History, Early Christian Studies, Social Thought, History, and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations in addition to Classics. We regularly invite distinguished faculty and young scholars from outside of Chicago to present at the workshop and contribute to our lively community.

The workshop meets on alternate Thursdays at 3:30 PM in Classics 21, unless otherwise noted.

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Julia Irons

Assistant Coordinator

Rebecca Posner-Hess

Faculty Sponsors

Sarah Nooter

Patrice Rankine

University of Chicago Department Of Classics



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