Humanities Institute

Distinguished Visiting Lecture Series : “Narrative and Social Justice” with Emily Greenwood

Wed, March 13, 2019 | POB 2.302 (Avaya Auditorium), 201 E. 24th Street

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Emily Greenwood, Yale Classics
Emily Greenwood, Yale Classics

This Spring the Humanities Institute will begin its Distinguished Visiting Lecture Series, "Narrative and Social Justice." The series accompanies the 2018-2020 Faculty Fellows Seminar on the theme of "Narrative across the Disciplines." The lecture series aims to expand dialogue between university scholars of every discipline and community members of every background around the current theme. 

The first lecture will take place on March 13th at the POB 2.302 (Avaya Auditorium, 201 E 24th Street) and will feature a presentation from Emily Greenwood, Chair and Professor of Classics at Yale University. Dr. Greenwood's talk is titled "Philology and Reparation: Resisting Anti-Human Errors in 'Great' Books."

About the speaker:
Emily Greenwood is Chair and Professor of Classics at Yale University. Dr. Greenwood’s work focuses on the politics and poetics of responding to, interpreting, adapting, and writing back to Greek and Roman Classics in Anglophone literature in Africa and the black diaspora. Her research interests include ancient Greek historiography, Greek prose literature of the fifth and fourth centuries BCE, 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.

This event is free and open to the public. RSVPs are not required but are appreciated.

To RSVP for this event please click HERE.

Dr. Greenwood's recent books include:




Sponsored by: The Humanities Institute through the Sterling Clark Holloway Centennial Lectureship and the Viola S. Hoffman and George W. Hoffman Lectureship in Liberal Arts and Fine Arts

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