Emily Greenwood, "The Grammar of Being Human: Greek Grammar and American Slavery”

March 18, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Event Summary

Emily Greenwood, Professor and Chair of Classics at Yale University, will present a public lecture entitled, "The Grammar of Being Human: Greek Grammar and American Slavery".

Emily Greenwood studied Classics at Cambridge University, where she gained her BA, MPhil, and PhD degrees. After finishing her PhD she was a research fellow at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge (2000–2002), before joining the department of Classics at the University of St Andrews where she was lecturer in Greek from 2002–2008. She joined the Classics department at Yale in July 2009. Her research interests include ancient Greek historiography, Greek prose literature of the fifth and fourth centuries BCE, twentieth century classical receptions (especially uses of Classics in Africa, Britain, the Caribbean, and Greece), Classics and Postcolonialism, and the theory and practice of translating the ‘classics’ of Greek and Roman literature. She is more than happy to talk to students who are interested in working in any of these areas.

Location and Address

601 Cathedral of Learning