Nostos Lecture - Prof. Andromache Karanika - National Hellenic Museum

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Nostos Lecture – Prof. Andromache Karanika

May 2, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Title: Work and Wedding Songs: Perspectives on the Greek Female Nostos from antiquity and beyond

Speaker: Dr. Andromache Karanika, University of California – Irvine

Moderator: Dr. Angeliki Tzanetou

Brief description: This talk will take us on a journey of the tradition of folk songs and poetry from antiquity to contemporary examples. With a methodology of “excavating under the words” it argues that the women’s song and poetry tradition, and also lived experience, shaped much of the ancient poetry. With examples from Homer, the Homeric Hymn to Demeter, Sappho, and ballads and folk songs from contemporary Greece, we will seek to uncover women’s voices and experiences.

Short biography: Andromache Karanika is an Associate Professor of Classics at the University of California, Irvine. She received her PhD at Princeton University and has published articles on Homer, women’s oral genres, lament, pastoral poetry and, recently on Homeric reception in Byzantine literature. She is the author of “Voices at Work: Women, Performance, and Labor” (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014); she has also co-authored a textbook on Modern Greek. She is the editor of TAPA (Transactions of the American Philological Association) and serves on many committees in the University of California (Religious Studies, Medical Humanities)



Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 6:00 – 8:00 PM

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May 2, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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