Connolly will speak on the duality of Roman writerly voices which she reads as 1) a response to massive displacement and migration in the years 50 BCE-50 CE and 2) as an ethical issue--both in terms of imperialistic appropriation and as an experiment in thinking in and from two places at once.
Connolly is the provost and senior vice president at the Graduate Center, CUNY. As the institution’s chief academic officer, she ensures the quality and performance of all degree-granting programs. Connolly’s research focuses on Roman ideas about aesthetics, communication, ethics, and political action, particularly as they relate to the 18th century and the contemporary world.
Sponsored by the Department of Classics, the Humanities Center, the Department of Political Science, and the Western Program