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Barbara L. Packer Lecture: “Anne Carson [ ] Sappho” with Yopie Prins

May 17 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Kaplan Hall 193, 415 Portola Plaza CA 90095 United States + Google Map

Join UCLA English for the Barbara L. Packer Lectures featuring Yopie Prins, the Irene Butter Collegiate Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Michigan.

Tuesday, May 17 at 5:00pm – 6:30pm PST: Anne Carson [     ] Sappho

In If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho (2002), Anne Carson famously uses brackets [     ] in her translations from Greek to English, to mark what is missing from the Sapphic fragments and also to imply “a space for imaginal adventure.” In her talk, Professor Prins looks more closely at how the bracket itself is translated in Carson’s reworking of Sappho in other media: a hand-painted mini-book, the environmental installation of “Cliff Sappho,” and a performance piece entitled “BRACKO.”

Register here for onsite attendance in Kaplan Hall 193 or online attendance on Zoom.

Thursday, May 19 at 5:00pm – 6:30pm PST: Reversing Classical Meters

In her talk, Professor Prins asks what is the past and future of classical models for English versification? Nineteenth-century ideas about the revival of classical meters in English poetry prompted a wide range of metrical experiments in Victorian England and America: strange attempts to translate quantitative classical verse into English accentual-syllabic verse, and conversely, to translate English verse into Greek and Latin meters. Was this a dead-end for Victorian prosody? How might we read the reversing of Classical meters today?

Register here for onsite attendance in Kaplan Hall 193 or online attendance on Zoom.

Both lectures are co-sponsored by UCLA Department of Classics.

Yopie Prins is the Irene Butter Collegiate Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Michigan.  She is the author of Victorian Sappho (1999) and Ladies’ Greek: Victorian Translations of Tragedy (2017) and co-editor, with Virginia Jackson, of The Lyric Theory Reader (2014).

Per UCLA COVID-19 protocols, all attendees are required to complete the UCLA COVID-19 Symptom Monitoring Survey in order to enter the event. Masks are strongly recommended for attendees who are up to date on vaccinations, and they are required for attendees who are not up to date on vaccinations.

Details

Date:
May 17
Time:
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://english.ucla.edu/events/barbara-l-packer-lecture-yopie-prins/

Organizer

UCLA Department of English
Phone:
3102064030
Email:
mwallien@english.ucla.edu
Website:
https://english.ucla.edu/

Venue

Kaplan Hall 193
415 Portola Plaza CA 90095 United States + Google Map