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Jan
27
Thu
BOB MORSTEIN MARX WINS THE PROSE AWARD!
Jan 27 all-day
The PROSE awards are the Association of American Publishers Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence and recognize “the very best in professional and scholarly publishing by celebrating the authors, editors, and publishers whose landmark works have made significant advancements in their respective fields of study each year.” Bob Morstein-Marx’s new book on Julius Caesar is a 2022 winner in Ancient History: https://proseawards.com/winners/
The PROSE Awards are sometimes referred to as the Academy Awards of academic publishing.
Many congratulations to Bob on this well-deserved honor!
May
6
Fri
Significant paper presentation by Allene Seet: “Terracotta Figurines and Identity Construction at Naukratis in the Archaic Period” @ HSSB 4065
May 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
May
13
Fri
Argyropoulos Lecture 2022 by Prof. Rosa Andújar: ‘Tragedy and Revolución: Refashioning Ancient Greek Drama in the 20th Century Hispanic Caribbean’ @ HSSB 4080
May 13 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 

UCSB Classics 2022 Argyropoulos Lecture

‘Tragedy and Revolución: Refashioning Ancient Greek Drama in the 20th Century Hispanic Caribbean’

By Professor Rosa Andújar, King’s College, University of London

This lecture discusses the manner in which ancient Greek drama assumed a new afterlife in the twentieth century Hispanic Caribbean. Focusing on the invocation of Greek drama in three distinctive political volatile contexts (the Cuban Revolution, Rafael Leónidas Trujillo’s dictatorship, and amidst struggles for independence in US-occupied Puerto Rico), it illustrates the ways in which Cuban, Dominican, and Puerto Rican artists turned to ancient tragedy and comedy to comment upon the urgencies of their present. The talk reveals Greek drama’s unique resonance across this distinctive cultural and hybrid space.