Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 8:00 PM to Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 8:00 PM
Location: uptown campus
Building:Woldenberg Art Center, 205
The Tulane Department of Classical Studies presents the
Dennis A. Georges Lecture in Hellenic Culture
by Emily Greenwood, Professor of Classics and African American Studies at Yale University
Reading Greek and the Politics of the Human
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 7:00PM
Freeman Auditorium, Woldenberg Art Center, Room 205
Reception to follow in Woodward Way
Dr. Emily Greenwood is Professor of Classics and African American Studies at Yale University. Her research interests include ancient Greek historiography, twentieth century uses of Classics (especially in Africa, Britain, the Caribbean, and Greece), Classics and Postcolonialism, and the theory and practice of translating the 'classics' of Greek and Roman literature. She has written books on Thucydides and the Shaping of History (Cambridge 2007) and Afro-Greeks: Dialogues Between Anglophone Caribbean Literature and Classics in the Twentieth Century (Oxford 2011), which won the Runciman Prize.
In her lecture she will examine Aristotle's discussion of slavery in Politics Book 1, and put forward an argument about the way in which grammar promotes ideology, with lessons for how philology (particularly the kind of philology involved in the study of ancient Greek) is at the heart of many contemporary political debates in America. The public is warmly invited to attend.