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A Reading from "Bewilderment": David Ferry

A Reading from "Bewilderment": David Ferry

April 9, 2014 4:00 PM  – 6:00 PM
Moulton Union, Main Lounge

The Classics Department Presents:


A Reading from Bewilderment: David Ferry Reads from his National Book Award-winning collection of poems and translations published in 2012.

David Ferry is the most important and successful translator of Virgil (and of Latin poetry generally) alive today; his translations have been recognized and honored with numerous prizes, including a Guggenheim, the National Book Award, and several honors from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

He is also a distinguished poet in his own right, and has published numerous volumes of poetry over a remarkable career.  During his reading, he will share some of his most recent work, as well as reading selections from his translations of Virgil. 

Sponsored by the Stahl Lectureship fund, with additional support from the Classics and English Departments.  Free and open to the public.

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Must Mediterranean Men be Masculine? Reflections on a Stereotype

Must Mediterranean Men be Masculine? Reflections on a Stereotype

April 24, 2014 7:00 PM  – 9:00 PM
Searles Science Building, Room 315

Michael Herzfeld is Ernest E. Monrad Professor of the Social Sciences in the Department of Anthropology at Harvard University, where he has taught since 1991. The author of ten books -- including A Place in History (1991), Cultural Intimacy (1997), The Body Impolitic (2004), and Evicted from Eternity (2009) -- and numerous articles and reviews, he has also produced two ethnographic films (Monti Moments[2007] and Roman Restaurant Rhythms [2011]). His honors include the J.I. Staley Prize and the Rivers Memorial Medal (both in 1994) and honorary doctorates from the Universit√© Libre de Bruxelles (2005), the University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki (2011), and the University of Crete (2013). He has served as editor of American Ethnologist (1995-98) and is currently editor-at-large (responsible for "Polyglot Perspectives") at Anthropological Quarterly. He is also a member of the editorial boards of several journals, including International Journal of Heritage Studies, Anthropology Today, and South East Asia Research. His research in Greece, Italy, and Thailand has addressed the social and political impact of historic conservation and gentrification, the dynamics of nationalism and bureaucracy, and the ethnography of knowledge among artisans and intellectuals. He is currently working on a book and a film about the politics of heritage and spatiality in Bangkok.

Sponsored by the Mellon Initiative in Mediterranean Studies.

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