Humanities

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

Published: May 17, 2022

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…

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

Published: May 16, 2022

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…

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UCLA Department of Classics Joan Palevsky Lecture | Dr Jennifer Stager, “Cut from the Womb: Towards a Feminist History of Ancient Greek Medicine”

Published: April 21, 2022

The UCLA Classics Department is pleased to announce that the Joan Palevsky Lecture in Classics for 2022 will be delivered by Jennifer Stager, Assistant Professor of History of Art at Johns Hopkins University. Taking its title from the god Asklepios’s violent birth (Pindar Pythian 3) and the priorities that this myth set for ancient Greek…

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Friends of Ancient History Spring Meeting

Published: April 9, 2022

The Friends of Ancient History is a loose network of faculty and graduate students across south California institutions, who meet a couple of times a year, at one venue or another. On Saturday 9th April we are hosting it here, at UCLA, and the speakers are Lydia Spielberg (UCLA) on “The Emperor’s Words in History and Biography” and…

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On Outgroups and Muted Groups: A Conference in Honor of Amy Richlin

Published: April 2, 2022

Professor Amy Richlin will be retiring at the end of the coming academic year. We look forward to celebrating her path-breaking career and reuniting with her many UCLA students at this conference in her honor. The conference will take place on April 2nd in the Legacy Room at the UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference…

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Elliott Piros | Purple Motion: Pantomime Dance in Martial’s Epigrams

Published: February 10, 2022

This event will be held in person and on zoom. For in-person non-UCLA attendees, please note UCLA policy for visitors here. All attendees must take the UCLA Covid Symptom Monitoring Survey, show proof of vaccination or a negative covid test, and wear a surgical or N/K95 mask (no cloth masks). To join by Zoom, please…

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