Open House | Teaching and Learning the Greek Classics in Prison, with Laura Slatkin

We were excited to welcome back Laura Slatkin for an Open House entitled “Teaching and Learning the Greek Classics in Prison.” The event took place on Friday, January 22 at 11:00 a.m. EST and was recorded.

In preparation for this event, you might like to read these passages. You can find the passages in the Sourcebook.

You can watch the video on our YouTube Channel or in the frame below.

For further videos please visit the Watch page.

Notes and references

Homeric adaptations used during the project:

  • Tim O’Brien: The Things They Carried
  • Jonathan Shay: Achilles in Vietnam

Films related to Homeric epic used during the project:

  • Malick: The Thin Red Line. London
  • Renoir: Grand Illusion
  • Clint Eastwood: The Unforgiven

Tragedy adaptations used during the project:

  • Athol Fugard, John Kani, and Winston Ntshona: The Island
  • Ellen McLaughlin: Ajax in Iraq
  • Luis Alfaro: Oedipus El Rey
  • Tanya Barfield Medallion
  • Video: Gospel at Colonus

Forthcoming collection, to which Laura Slatkin and Amy Johnson will be contributing:

Another contributor to this book is Olga Faccani, who worked on a program at UC Santa Barbara, “The Odyssey Project

Also mentioned during the discussion:

Amy Edith Johnson: Theocritean Pastoral: A Study in the Definition of Genre online at the Center for Classical Studies

Laura Slatkin

Laura SlatkinLaura Slatkin teaches at NYU’s Gallatin School and the Department of Comparative Literature, and is Visiting Professor in the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago. Her research interests include early Greek epic (especially Homer and Hesiod); the interface of epic with lyric and oral poetries and printed poetries in earlier modernity (especially British Romantic poetry); and classical drama. Her book, The Power of Thetis and Selected Essays, was published by the Center for Hellenic Studies (2011). Before joining NYU, as a member of the Classics Department at the University of Chicago she was editor-in-chief of the journal Classical Philology; and with Nicole Loraux and Gregory Nagy, she co-edited Antiquities: Postwar French Thought (2001). She is honored to be a Senior Fellow at the Center for Hellenic Studies.