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Jonah Radding to Start in September as Assistant Instructional Professor in Classics and Assistant to the Director of Undergraduate Studies

We are delighted to welcome (back) Jonah Radding, who will start in September as Assistant Instructional Professor in Classics and Assistant to the Director of Undergraduate Studies. Jonah earned his PhD from the University of Chicago in 2016 for a dissertation entitled “Politics and Poetics: Tradition, Genre, and Poetic Innovation in Euripidean Tragedy,” which won the Dean’s Distinguished Dissertation Award from the Division of Humanities. A book, based on the dissertation, is currently under contract with the Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington DC.

Shadi Bartsch-Zimmer on BBC Radio

Shadi Bartsch-Zimmer recently appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Start the Week, where she discussed her recently published translation of the Aeneid with Kirsty Wark. You can hear the episode here. Another guest on the program, the author and broadcaster Natalie Haynes, included Bartsch’s Aeneid in her pick for the Guardian’s Best Books of 2020, describing it as “terrific…fresh and pacy."

The Rhetoric & Poetics workshop hosted a live performance of Emma Pauly's (A.B. '16) translation of the Bacchae.

November 19, 2020

The Rhetoric & Poetics workshop hosted a live performance of Emma Pauly's (A.B. '16) translation of the Bacchae. This translation of Euripides' classic play centers a non-binary/gender non-conforming reading of Dionysus and roots itself in the worlds of gender, grief, and the family unit. Below is a full recording of the performance, preceded by a brief intro by Emma. Please view the recording on Claudio Sansone's website.

Congratulations to Jenna Sarchio

Congratulations to Jenna Sarchio, who has been awarded a Mellon Foundation–University of Chicago Dissertation Completion Fellowship as well as a dissertation research award from the Elder Olson Fund of the Division of Humanities, which supports one student each year from across the division writing on the critical study of poetry and poetics.

Congratulations to Rosalie Stoner

Congratulations to Rosalie Stoner, who has been awarded a Mellon Foundation–University of Chicago Dissertation Completion Fellowship as well as a Stuart Tave Teaching Fellowship for her course, “Is Rhetoric a Good Thing? The Debate Between Rhetoric and Philosophy.”