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26.07 2022
Events & Exhibitions

It’s Epic – Odysseus’ Journey from Homer to Joyce

26 July 2022 - 8:00 pm
/ An evening of conversation about Homer’s epic poem The Odyssey. A free panel talk from The UC Teece Museum and the Macmillan Brown Library as part of the Bloomsday 2022 celebrations.
UC Teece Museum, 3 Hereford Street

Join Associate Professor Enrica Sciarrino (Classics), Associate Professor Patrick O’Sullivan (Classics), and Associate Professor Peter Field (History), for an evening of conversation about Homer’s epic poem The Odyssey. The panel will reflect on the wandering journey the story of Odysseus has taken through time, culminating in the publication of James Joyce’s Ulysses in 1922.

Enrica Sciarrino’s research focus is on Greek and Roman socio-cultural history and the development of new approaches towards the study of textual materials and cultural practices. Both strands meet in her 2011 major publications, Cato the Censor and the Beginnings of Latin Prose: From Poetic Translation to Elite Transcription and the co-edited volume Complicating the History of Western Translation.

Patrick O’Sullivan is a graduate of Melbourne and Cambridge Universities. He has taught Latin and Greek at all levels, as well as courses on Greek Mythology, Art, Homeric Epic, Ancient Aesthetics, Philosophy, and Sport. Patrick’s research interests primarily focus on Archaic and Classical Greek intellectual and cultural history.

Currently HOD for Humanities and Creative Arts at the University of Canterbury, Peter Field has taught widely across the Humanities. His research interests include the social history of the early American republic, American statesmanship and the presidency, but also takes in the span of intellectual history from Socrates onward.

The UC Teece Museum and the Macmillan Brown Library are proud to present this event as part of our Bloomsday 2022 celebrations, alongside the mini-exhibition ‘Ancient Epic & Modern Classic’ at the UC Teece Museum, which features the rare 1928 printing of Ulysses on loan from the UC Library Rare Books Collection.

Seats are limited, so please register to attend. Email terri.elder@canterbury.ac.nz to register


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