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’sBest 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. 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, 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, 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.”
Congratulations to Elizabeth Asmis, who was awarded the 2020 Faculty Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching and Mentoring. This award recognizes Liz's exceptional dedication to the teaching and mentoring of graduate students across many generations, at every stage of their careers.