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Stanley Lombardo, professor of classics at Kansas University, reads from his translation of Homer’s Iliad (1997), and Sarah Ruden, poet and translator, reads from her translation of Virgil’s Aeneid (Yale 2008). They discuss the creative process of translating classical epic poems from ancient Greek and Latin into English for modern readers.
Moderated by U-M Professor Yopie Prins and sponsored by Contexts for Classics at the University of Michigan.
- Date: 01/13/2014
- Time: 5:30PM – 7:00PM
- Location: Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery, #100, 913 S. University
Hecht shows that questions about being nuclear–a state that she calls “nuclearity”–lie at the heart of today’s global nuclear order and the relationships between “developing nations” (often former colonies) and “nuclear powers” (often former colonizers). Nuclearity, she says, is not a straightforward scientific classification but a contested technopolitical one. Hecht follows uranium’s path out of Africa and describes the invention of the global uranium market. She then enters African nuclear worlds, focusing on miners and the occupational hazard of radiation exposure. Could a mine be a nuclear workplace if (as in some South African mines) its radiation levels went undetected and unmeasured? With this book, Hecht is the first to put Africa in the nuclear world, and the nuclear world in Africa. Doing so, she remakes our understanding of the nuclear age.
- Date: 01/15/2014
- Time: 5:30PM
- Location: Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery, #100