Ovid’s Callisto and Feminist Translation of the Metamorphoses

Oct 7, 5:30 p.m.


In this talk, Professor Stephanie McCarter of the University of the South lays out her feminist translation approach to Ovid’s grand epic, the Metamorphoses. Focusing on the Callisto episode, she will consider how feminist strategies can shed new light on Ovid’s complex presentation of gendered motives and argue that a critical feminist lens can help correct longstanding mistranslations that impose modern gender stereotypes onto the past.

Stephanie McCarter is Professor of Classics at the University of the South in Sewanee, TN. She is the author of Horace between Freedom and Slavery: The First Book of Epistles  and has recently published a translation of Horace's Odes, Epodes, and Carmen Saeculare. Her verse translation of Ovid’s Metamorphoses is forthcoming next year from Penguin Classics.

This talk is sponsored by the Department of Greek and Roman Studies Department in conjunction with the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, the Library, the Art Department and the programs in Women’s Studies and Medieval and Renaissance Studies.

Vassar Community only, please.

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Stephanie McCarter
Stephanie McCarter