Writing about Same-Sex Desire in the Later Roman Empire
Featuring Dr. Mark Masterson, Senior Lecturer of Classics at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Monday, November 3, 2014
UCLA Royce Hall 314
4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. – Book Talk
5:00-6:00 p.m. – Reception
In this talk Mark will speak of the challenges in and reasons for writing about same-sex desire among men in the Roman empire of the 300s and 400s CE. He will also speak about evidence and conclusions in his new book, Man to Man: Desire, Homosociality and Authority in Late-Roman Manhood (Ohio 2014), the release of which will be simultaneous with this talk.
Mark Masterson is Senior Lecturer of Classics at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. He has published articles and book chapters on Statius, Vitruvius, the Historia Monachorum, Eugene O’Neill, Emperor Julian, St. Augustine and current New Zealand health policy, and the state of masculinity studies in Classics. His monograph, Man to Man: Desire, Homosociality, and Authority in Late-Roman Manhood (Ohio) will be released in October.
UCLA Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies Program