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Emily Greenwood (Yale), "Troubling the Classical Commonplace: Reading Ancient Athenian Legal Speeches After Frederick Douglass"

Date
Fri November 2nd 2018, 5:30 - 7:30pm
Event Sponsor
Department of Classics
Location
Paul Brest Hall West
Emily Greenwood (Yale), "Troubling the Classical Commonplace: Reading Ancient Athenian Legal Speeches After Frederick Douglass"

This lecture will explore the relationship between narration, subjecthood, embodiment, and identity in extant Athenian legal oratory in dialogue with the writings and speeches of Frederick Douglass and subsequent African American thought, opening up critical questions about the role of readers and audiences in shaping the Classics that we read.

Emily Greenwood is Professor of Classics and Chair of the Department of Classics at Yale University. Her research focuses on Ancient Greek Historiography (Herodotus and Thucydides) and the complex dialogue between Classical Antiquity and Modernity, especially in Black Diasporic traditions.

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