16th Annual Great Writers, Great Readings Series presents Emily Wilson

Emily Wilson is a professor of Classical Studies and graduate chair of comparative literature and literary theory at the University of Pennsylvania. She was recently appointed the College for Women Class of 1963 Term Professor in the Humanities. She has been honored with an American Council of Learned Societies National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellowship, the Rome Prize NEH Fellowship for the Humanities in Renaissance and Early Modern Studies, and, in the fall of 2019, a MacArthur Fellowship. Her books include Mocked with Death: Tragic Overliving from Sophocles to Milton (Johns Hopkins, 2005); The Death of Socrates: Hero, Villain, Chatterbox, Saint (Harvard, 2007); and The Greatest Empire: A Life of Seneca (Oxford UP, 2014). Wilson is the classics editor of the revised Norton Anthology of World Literature. Her verse translations include Seneca: Six Tragedies (Oxford, 2010); four plays by Euripides in The Greek Plays: Sixteen Plays by Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides (Modern Library2016); The Odyssey (Norton, 2017); and Oedipus Tyrannos (Norton, forthcoming). She is working on a new translation of The Iliad.


Co-sponsored by the Department of English and MFA in Creative Writing Program, in collaboration with the Hofstra Cultural Center.



Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library, First Floor, South Campus

Admission to Great Writers, Great Readings events is free and open to the public. For more information, please call the Hofstra Cultural Center at 516-463-5669 or visit hofstra.edu/gwgr

This event is free, but advance registration is required. Please RVSP using the RSVP for this Event link.


Photo by Kyle Cassidy





Wednesday, February 26, 2020





Cultural Center Theater - Leo A. Guthart
Guthart Cultural Center Theater
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549


Hofstra Cultural Center

Phone: 516-463-5669
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