The Odyssey: A Staged Reading and Discussion (Brooklyn, NY)
Mar
15
7:30 PM19:30

The Odyssey: A Staged Reading and Discussion (Brooklyn, NY)

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT BUT A LIMITED NUMBER OF STAND-BY TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE.

The Odyssey: A Staged Reading and Discussion
Date/Time: March 15th, 7.30pm
Venue: Fishman Space, BAM Fisher (321 Ashland Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11217)

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT BUT A LIMITED NUMBER OF STAND-BY TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE.

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Key West Literary Seminar (Florida)
Jan
11
9:45 AM09:45

Key West Literary Seminar (Florida)

Each year, the Key West Literary Seminar explores a particular literary theme. For our 37th event, January 10-13, 2019, we’ll assemble some of today’s most dazzling writers for a journey through literary archetypes—from Shakespeare and Homer to African folktales and early 20th-century novels and comic-book heroes—as we seek to understand the nature of literary influence.

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Franklin & Marshall College (Lancaster, PA)
Dec
6
11:30 AM11:30

Franklin & Marshall College (Lancaster, PA)

DECEMBER 06 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Mayser Gymnasium

Emily Wilson 

Common Hour enables the entire Franklin & Marshall College community to gather for culturally and academically enriching events at midday each Thursday during the academic year. This opportunity to engage in a campus-wide dialogue originates with Common Hour and then extends beyond the confines of 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. into classrooms, house commons, dining halls and beyond.  

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Miami Book Fair (Miami, FL USA)
Nov
17
2:30 PM14:30

Miami Book Fair (Miami, FL USA)

With unforgettably vivid characters, mesmerizing language and page-turning suspense, Madeline Miller’s Circe is an intoxicating epic of family rivalry, palace intrigue, love and loss, as well as a celebration of indomitable female strength in a man’s world. In Emily Wilson’s fresh, authoritative version of the first English translation of The Odyssey by a woman, this stirring tale of shipwrecks, monsters, and magic comes alive in an entirely new way.

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New York Society Library (New York, NY)
Nov
14
6:30 PM18:30

New York Society Library (New York, NY)

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 6:30 PM | Members' Room | open to the public | $15 per person | registration required

The first great adventure story in the Western canon, The Odyssey is a poem about violence and the aftermath of war; about wealth, poverty, and power; about marriage and family; about travelers, hospitality, and the yearning for home.

In this fresh, authoritative version—the work’s first English translation by a woman—this stirring tale of shipwrecks, monsters, and magic comes alive in an entirely new way. Written in iambic pentameter verse and a vivid, contemporary idiom, this engrossing translation matches the number of lines in the Greek original, thus striding at Homer’s sprightly pace and singing with a voice that echoes Homer’s music.

Its characters are unforgettable, from the cunning goddess Athena, whose interventions guide and protect the hero, to the awkward teenage son, Telemachus, who struggles to achieve adulthood and find his father; from the cautious, clever, and miserable Penelope, who somehow keeps clamoring suitors at bay during her husband’s long absence, to the “complicated” hero himself, a man of many disguises, many tricks, and many moods, who emerges in this translation as a more fully rounded human being than ever before. This is an Odyssey that will be treasured by a new generation of scholars, students, and general readers alike.

Emily Wilson grew up in Oxford, UK, and studied Classics at Balliol College, and English Literature at Corpus Christi College. Her PhD. is from Yale in Classics and Comparative Literature. She is currently a Professor of Classical Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. She has written books on tragedy and “overliving,” the long afterlife of the death of Socrates, and a life of Seneca. She has also done several verse translations of classical verse drama and epic, including Seneca’s tragedies, four plays of Euripides, and Homer’s Odyssey.

To register, use the form below. With registration questions, call the Events Office at 212.288.6900 x230.

Price 

$15.00

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Midtown Scholar Books (Harrisburg, PA)
Nov
11
4:00 PM16:00

Midtown Scholar Books (Harrisburg, PA)

Emily Wilson's translation of The Odyssey has been called "a masterpiece of translation," "a poetic feast," and "a staggeringly superior translation." Meanwhile, Madeline Miller's novel Circe, a creative retelling of the goddess Circe's story, took the world by storm this summer, quickly becoming a #1 New York Times Bestseller. 

The Midtown Scholar is thrilled to welcome author and scholar Emily Wilson and welcome BACK Madeline Miller for a conversation on translating The Odyssey.

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Columbia University (New York City)
Nov
7
7:00 PM19:00

Columbia University (New York City)

Literary Translation at Columbia: Emily Wilson

Organized by Susan Bernofsky, Writing

Emily Wilson is professor of Classical Studies and chair of the Program in Comparative Literature and Literary Theory at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the author of Mocked to Death: Tragic Overliving from Sophocles to Milton (2004), The Death of Socrates: Hero, Villain, Chatterbox, Saint (2007), and The Greatest Empire: A Life of Seneca (2014), as well as the translator of Six Tragedies of Seneca (2010) and four plays by Euripides (The Greek Plays, 2016).

This event is free and open to the public. No RSVP is required; it is first come, first served. Also, please note that doors will open to Columbia Writing students at 6:30pm, and will then open to the general public at 6:45pm, so we do encourage guests to arrive early in order to ensure seating. writing@columbia.edu

DATE:Wed November 7, 2018TIME:7:00 PM 
LOCATION:501 Dodge Hall
2960 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

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Scripps College (Claremont, CA)
Oct
24
12:15 PM12:15

Scripps College (Claremont, CA)

First published in English around 1615, Homer’s The Odyssey has been foundational reading for generations. Four hundred and two years later, the first translation into English by a woman of this canonical text has made its way onto bookshelves. Emily Wilson, professor of classical studies at the University of Pennsylvania, will read from her translation and discuss her approach to the project.

This program is presented in partnership with the Scripps College Department of Classics.

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UCLA (Los Angeles, CA)
Oct
23
7:30 PM19:30

UCLA (Los Angeles, CA)

In her stunning new translation of The Odyssey—the first-ever English translation by a woman—renowned classics scholar Emily Wilson brings a fresh perspective to Homer’s masterpiece while still conveying the humanity and heroic power of the original Greek. Wilson is a professor of classical studies at the University of Pennsylvania, the author of Mocked to Death: Tragic Overliving from Sophocles to Milton, and the translator of plays by Seneca and Euripides.

Readings are followed by discussion with author and UCLA professor Mona Simpson, who organizes this series. Supported in part by the UCLA Department of English and the Friends of English.

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Enoch Pratt Free Library-- Govans Branch (Baltimore MD)
Oct
12
4:00 PM16:00

Enoch Pratt Free Library-- Govans Branch (Baltimore MD)

An Evening with Emily Wilson, translator of Homer’s Odyssey

The first great adventure story in the Western canon, The Odyssey is a poem about violence and the aftermath of war; about wealth, poverty, and power; about marriage and family; about travelers, hospitality, and the yearning for home.

Emily Wilson’s new translation — the first by a woman — captivates readers from the opening sentence: “Tell me about a complicated man.” Professor Wilson captures the beauty and enchantment of this ancient poem as well as the suspense and drama of its narrative. Its characters are unforgettable, from the cunning goddess Athena to the awkward teenage son, Telemachus; from the cautious, clever, and miserable Penelope, to the complicated hero himself.

Beginning this fall, students in four Maryland high schools will create new theater work, artwork, and history projects using this new, accessible translation of the Odyssey. To celebrate this academic milestone, the Pratt will host a conversation open to the public with translator Emily Wilson, Professor of Classical Studies and graduate chair of the Program in Comparative Literature and Literary Theory at the University of Pennsylvania. Professor Wilson will be joined by:

Lillian Doherty, Professor & Chair, Dept. of Classics, University of Maryland.

Shirley Basfield DunlapPh.D., Associate Professor of Fine & Performing Arts at Morgan State University.

Thomas Falkner, Professor of Classics at McDaniel College.

Emily Hayman, Ph.D., Instructor in Literature, Bard High School Early College.

A reception with light refreshments will follow the program.

The Ivy Bookshop will have copies of the book for sale at a book signing following the program.

This program is made possible with generous support from Maryland Humanities, the Society for Classical Studies, the Onassis Foundation USA, and the Mitzvah Fund for Good Deeds.

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