The Anne Carson Postgraduate Reading Group
19 November 2018
Faculty of Arts, University of Bristol. Organised by Laura Jansen and Richard Cole.
Under the auspices of the Institute of Greece, Rome and the Classical Tradition (IGRCT)
Postgraduates and Postdoctoral researchers interested in antiquity and its legacy in modernist writers are warmly invited to attend this weekly group, hosted by Dr Laura Jansen of the Department of Classics and Ancient History and Mr Richard Cole (Classics, PGR). The reading group will be the fifth in an already well-established series sponsored by the Institute of Greece, Rome, and the Classical Tradition, including the Calvino Postgraduate Reading Group of 2016-17; the Nietzsche for Non-Philosophers Postgraduate Reading Group of 2015-16; the Borges Postgraduate Reading Group of 2014-15; and the Browning Reading Group of 2013-14.
Our focus this year is on the oeuvre of Canadian poet, essayist, translator and classicist Anne Carson (1950), whose writings include poetry, translations and critical essays and books. We will be exploring works such as Eros the Bittersweet (1986), Autobiography of Red: A Novel in Verse (1998),If not Winter: Fragments of Sappho (2002),Decreation: Poetry, Essays, Opera (2005), and Antigonick (2012). Participants are expected to commit to regular attendance and taking turns in starting off the discussion. Arrangements are also being made to attend the group via Skype for those not at Bristol. The group will meet on Fridays, 4-5pm, starting on May 3, 2019.
All those interested in attending should get in touch with the organisers: