Reading: Plagues from the Past

Event time: 
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 12:00am to 11:45pm
Event description: 

Emily Wilson discussed her translations-in-progress of the Iliad and the Oresteia with Professor Emily Greenwood and answered some questions submitted by DS students in advance of their conversation.

Emily Wilson is the College for Women Class of 1963 Term Professor in the Humanities, professor of Classical Studies, and graduate chair of the Program in Comparative Literature & Literary Theory at the University of Pennsylvania. Wilson attended Oxford University (Balliol College B.A. and Corpus Christi College M.Phil.) and Yale University (Ph.D.). In 2006, she was named a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome in Renaissance & Early Modern scholarship. In 2019 she was named a MacArthur Fellow, and in 2020 she was named a Guggenheim Fellow. More information

Emily Greenwood studied Classics at Cambridge University, where she gained her BA, MPhil, and PhD degrees.  She joined the Classics department at Yale in July 2009. Her research interests include twentieth century classical receptions (especially uses of Classics in Africa, Britain, the Caribbean, and Greece), Classics and Postcolonialism, and the theory and practice of translating the ‘classics’ of Greek and Roman literature. More information

The Mark Strand Memorial Readings are endowed by Dr. Jeffrey V. Ravetch ’73. Dr. Ravetch’s gift honors his friend and fellow Yale graduate, poet and visual artist Mark Strand ’59 BFA. More information

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