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I have plans!

By • Aug 24th, 2016 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research, Thesis

Stop the show, guys.  I have a thesis and an outline.  It’s actually working.  (OK I know that might be a pretty basic accomplishment, but I spent a whole lot of time this summer wracking my brains to figure out how to say something different from “she’s a woman so she writes about women and…
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Sulpicia? “Sulpicia”? Who am I studying and does it even matter?

By • Jun 6th, 2016 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

So here we go — I’ve really started!  Mostly that expresses itself as reading anything and everything I can get my hands on about Sulpicia, Tibullus (the author with whose work Sulpicia’s has traditionally been classed), and Latin love elegy and epigram in general.  Also translating the poetry itself.  And having to deal with the…
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When “texisse” and “nudare” are not a contradiction: Sulpicia’s Nuanced Approach to Erotic Language

By • May 11th, 2016 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

I plan to analyze the poetry of Sulpicia and also the poems of Tibullus about Sulpicia.  Both Tibullus and Sulpicia were Roman poets in the early first century CE.  They were contemporaries of one another and they both engaged primarily in the genre of Roman elegy and epigram.  Sulpicia, however, is the only female Roman…
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When “texisse” and “nudare” are not a contradiction: Sulpicia’s Nuanced Approach to Erotic Language

By • Mar 31st, 2016 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

I plan to analyze the poetry of Sulpicia and also the poems of Tibullus about Sulpicia.  Both Tibullus and Sulpicia were Roman poets in the early first century CE.  They were contemporaries of one another and they both engaged primarily in the genre of Roman elegy and epigram.  Sulpicia, however, is the only female Roman […]



Post 2: More Interviewing

By • Aug 24th, 2014 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

OK so as I said in my wrap-up post, it has been a bit tough getting back into things after more than two months away as a camp counselor.  Which might account for the fact that I distinctly thought I had made one more blog post than I actually had.  Consider this a back-dated post […]



Wrap-Up: Making Sense of Persistent Conflict

By • Aug 24th, 2014 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

It has been a long time since I posted anything about my Freshman Monroe project.  My apologies.  My summer camp job did not end and allow me to get back into things until well into this month, but at long last here we are.  This is what the summer has produced. On my return at […]



Post 1: Lots of Confederates Lots of Ways

By • May 14th, 2014 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

This past week has been mostly a first round of research leading up to my interviews with two members of the staff at the Museum of the Confederacy: the Manager of Education and Programs, and the Historian and Vice President of Research and Publications.  I spent about six hours the first day reading through the […]



Exploring Public History at Richmond’s Museum of the Confederacy

By • Apr 4th, 2014 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

In this project I will be looking at the changing role of a museum in preserving public memory, both in terms of museum craft itself and of changing public perception of that which the museum commemorates.  Specifically, I plan to do this through a case study of the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond, Virginia.  […]