Clara Bosak-Schroeder, “Women as a Natural Resource in Greek Literature and the Handmaid’s Tale”
April 15 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Co-sponsored by the Center for European Studies and the Department of Classical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies. Introduced and organized by Will Brockliss, Associate Professor of CANES as part of the Center for European Studies Spring 2021 Virtual Lecture Series.
Clara Bosak-Schroeder (she/they), Assistant Professor of Classics at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, is also an affiliate of History, Medieval Studies, Comparative and World Literature, and the Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory. Clara has won a Faculty Fellowship from the Humanities Research Institute (2017-2018), a Junior Fellowship from the Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory (2018-2020), and has been recognized as a LEAP Scholar (2018-2020). She will be a junior fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in 2021-2022.
Her first book, Other Natures: Environmental Encounters With Ancient Greek Ethnography (UC Press 2020), demonstrates that ancient Greek authors cast humans and nonhumans in complex, interdependent relationships. A second project examines how modern and contemporary artists interpret the seven wonders of the ancient world. Clara’s essays have appeared or are forthcoming in Avidly, Zone 3, and Bellingham Review. They also coordinate CripAntiquity, an advocacy organization for neurodiverse and disabled students, instructors, scholars, and artists in ancient Mediterranean studies.