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Greek Myth in a Global Context

Ruby Blondell, Olga Levaniouk, Courtney Bede, Sean Doran
red figures on black background. Helen with raised arms at center, Menelaus cowers behind his shield to the right
Saturday, February 10, 2024 - 9:00am
259 Denny Hall, UW Seattle Campus, and on zoom (see below for link to register for the Zoom).

The 2024 UW Department of Classics Teachers Conference will include presentations from Professor Ruby Blondell discussing her new book Helen of Troy in Hollywood (Princeton 2023), and Professor Olga Levaniouk discussing comparative perspectives on women in Greek and Indic myths. 

All are welcome to join us for what promises to be stimulating discussion of the enduring fascination of Greek myths. There will be ample opportunity for discussion of classroom strategies for working with Greek myths in a global and comparative perspective. We anticipate providing three clock hours.

We will meet in person on the UW campus. If you prefer to attend via Zoom, please click this link to register

The conference is free; if you use this form to register that will help us plan. 


8:30 Check in with coffee and breakfast

9:00   Helen of Troy in Hollywood
                  Ruby Blondell, University of Washington

10:15 Women in Greek and Indic Epic

                  Olga Levaniouk, University of Washington

11:30 Teaching Classical Myth in a Global Context

                   Courtney Bede, Skyline High School

                   Sean Doran, Skyline High School

                   Catherine Connors, University of Washington

Questions? Please contact Catherine Connors at