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Rosa Andújar | Philological Reception and the Repeating Odyssey in the Caribbean

Dodd 248

This lecture discusses La Odilea by Francisco Chofre, a Cuban prose adaptation of the Odyssey, which refigures both Homer’s heroes as guajiros (peasants) and the ancient epic itself through the adoption of an oral Cuban dialect. My examination first highlights Chofre’s meticulous linguistic transformations, which I consider a model of “philological” reception, as well as the ambiguous and complex relationship...

Barbara L. Packer Lectures: Yopie Prins | Anne Carson [ ] Sappho

Kaplan 193 and on Zoom

Join UCLA English for the Barbara L. Packer Lectures featuring Yopie Prins, the Irene Butter Collegiate Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Michigan. In If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho (2002), Anne Carson famously uses brackets in her translations from Greek to English, to mark what is missing from the Sapphic...

Erich Gruen | Antisemitism in the Pagan World

Royce Hall 306

Co-sponsored with the Center for Religion and the Department of History. This event will be hybrid. To receive an email with the Zoom link to attend remotely, please RSVP at https://religion.ucla.edu/event/antisemitism-in-the-pagan-world/  

Barbara L. Packer Lectures: Yopie Prins | Reversing Classical Meters

Kaplan 193 and on Zoom

Join UCLA English for the Barbara L. Packer Lectures featuring Yopie Prins, the Irene Butter Collegiate Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Michigan. In her talk, Professor Prins asks what is the past and future of classical models for English versification? Nineteenth-century ideas about the revival of classical meters in English...

James Uden | The Politics of Pathos in Virgil’s Aeneid

Dodd 248

Virgil’s particular attention to human suffering has long been identified as a defining aspect of his poetry, but critics have had widely different views on the politics of Virgilian pathos. Is empathy for the defeated in the Aeneid a way of undermining the triumphalist claims of Augustus (e.g. Putnam 1965)? Or does the poem’s famous...

Classics MA Papers

Dodd 247

Liam Albrittain, "Sapphic Brushstrokes: Systems of Color and Visual Contrast in Sappho, Hesiod and Homer" Mary K. Anastasi, “Endnotes: Closure and the End of a Collection in Fronto's Ad Marcum Caesarem et Invicem Book 5” Julianna Lewis, "The Antithesis of Elegy: Hands in Ovid's Amores” Unfortunately, given recent adjustments in campus Covid-related policies and recommendations, we will NOT be...

Postbacc Luncheon

Dodd 248: Welcome luncheon and orientation for the entering class of Post-baccalaureate students in Classics.