Future of the Past

The Future of the Past: Myth-making in the Modern World

Thursday, September 14

12:00 PM

New Haven Free Public Library
133 Elm Street (enter lower level on Temple Street)
New Haven  Connecticut  06511
United States
Free & open to the public

Professor of Classics Emily Greenwood talks with André Alexis, Marina Carr, and Carolyn Forché about how they approach myth in their work.

Emily Greenwood studied Classics at Cambridge University, where she gained her B.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. degrees. After finishing her Ph.D. she was a research fellow at St. Catharine’s College, Cambridge, before joining the department of Classics at the University of St. Andrews where she was lecturer in Greek from 2002–2008. She joined the Classics department at Yale in July 2009. Her research interests include ancient Greek historiography, Greek prose literature of the fifth and fourth centuries B.C.E, 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.

Co-sponsored by the New Haven Free Public Library.