Adlai Everett Lang

a bat from Alciato's Emblemata

Est vitae ac pariter ianua lingua necis.
Lily, Carmen de moribus

Image of a bat from Alciato's Emblemata (1570)

About Me

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I am a PhD student in English and Comparative Literature at UNC Chapel Hill, studying the reception of Ancient Greek and Latin literature in the Early Modern European and Atlantic world. I’m interested in ideas about “antiquity” in the Early Modern period: what did people think about the Greco-Roman past? How were ideas about the past disseminated through print culture, art, and social practices such as education?

Some recent interests of mine include:

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Conference Papers

"Translating Whiteness: Color Aesthetics and the Early Modern Reception of Daphnis and Chloe," delivered at CAMWS, Wake Forest, March 24th – 26th, 2022. (View abstract)

“Asymmetry and Variety in Ephesian Tale,” delivered at CAMWS, Cleveland, April 7th – 10th, 2021. (View abstract)

“A Riot of Images: Statue Destruction and Historiography in Nero’s Rome,” delivered at CAMWS, Albuquerque, April 11th – 14th, 2018. (View abstract)

“The Warren Cup in Victorian Homosexual Utopia,” delivered at The Reception of Rome and the Construction of Western Homosexual Identities, at the University of Durham, April 16th – 18th, 2012.

Talks

“Archibald Murphey and Antebellum Classics,” delivered at UNC Department of Classics, UNC-Chapel Hill, October 14th, 2020. (View description)

“Male Love and Friendship in Ephesian Tale,” delivered at Duke-UNC Classics Graduate Symposium, UNC-Chapel Hill, February 9th, 2019.

“How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love Speaking Latin” delivered at the Department of Classics, Boston College, October 24th, 2017.

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Public Scholarship

Archibald Murphey and Antebellum Classics

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My teaching experience at UNC Chapel Hill, in the Department of English and Comparative Literature and Department of Classics

Instructor of Record

Teaching Assistant

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