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Maria Vamvouri Ruffy (Lausanne): Medical aspects and political ideology in Plutarch’s banquet 10/23/13 5:15pm - 7:00pm

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013
5:15 pm – 7:00 pm
Building 110, Room 112
Join us at 5:00pm for light refreshments.

Maria Vamvouri Ruffy teaches comparative reading of myths in the Centre des Langues et Littératures Européennes comparées at the University of Lausanne. Her research concerns include Plutarch's works, classical comedy and tragedy, archaic and hellenistic poetry as well as contemporary reconfigurations of grec and roman myths. She is interested in intertextuality, discursive analysis and socio-critic.  She is the author of the book La fabrique du divin : Les Hymnes de Callimaque à la lumière des Hymnes homériques et des hymnes épigraphiques, Liège, Kernos supplément 14, 2004 and of a more recent book supported by a fellowship of the National Swiss Foundation for Scientific Research, entitled: Les effets thérapeutiques du banquet :médecine et idéologie dans les Propos de Table de Plutarque, Paris, Les Belles Lettres, 20. She is also a co-editor of a collective volume on methods of analysis of myth's reconfigurations, Mythes (re)configurés: Création, Dialogues, Analyses, to be published in November 2013.