Apr. 12 - In two recent novels, Kamila Shamsie and Colm Tóibín recreate classical mythology to address contemporary audiences and transnational subjects. Kamila Shamsie's Home Fire brings the story of Antigone to the contemporary British Pakistani community, while Colm Tóibín's House of Names re-imagines the Agamemnon tragedy from the points of view of Clytemnestra and Electra. These two authors will join each other in conversation to discuss their modern adaptations of these Greek classics and to explore why these heroines continue to haunt writers and readers today.
Apr 18 - The 19th C Americanist Colloquium, the 19th C British Colloquium and the Poetry/Poetics Colloquium are very excited to invite you to a talk by Marjorie Levinson, "Parsing the Frost: The Growth of a Poet's Sentence in "Frost at Midnight"" April 18th, 4:00-6:00 P.M., International Affairs Building, room 403.