Christopher Trinacty Publishes and Presents

July 9, 2020

Christopher Trinacty, associate professor of classics, published a short article in Classical Quarterly titled “Memmius, Cicero and Lucretius: A Note on Cic. Fam. 13.1,” which shows how Cicero alludes to Lucretius in one of his letters. He also reviewed the recent books, Cassandra and the Poetics of Prophecy in Greek and Latin Literature by Emily Pillinger in Classical Philology and the Latin of Science for Classical Journal. In addition, he recently presented a paper “Labor in Seneca’s Letters” at the Midwest Classical Literature Consortium, and his chapter, “Tragic Translatio: Epistle 107 and Senecan Tragedy” was featured as one of the 100 most important chapters in the 100 volumes of the Trends in Classics journal series.

Renee Romano Quoted

July 2, 2020

Renee Romano, Robert S. Danforth Professor of History and co-editor of the collection, Historians on Hamilton: How a Blockbuster Musical is Remaking America's Past, was quoted in articles in Time and the Wall Street Journal in advance of the Hamilton film premiere on Disney Plus.

Ana María Díaz Burgos Publishes Scholarly Monograph

July 1, 2020

Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies Ana María Díaz Burgos published the scholarly monograph Tráfico de saberes: Agencia femenina, hechicería e Inquisición en Cartagena de Indias (1610-1614) (translated to: Trafficking Knowledges: Female Agency, Sorcery and Inquisition in Cartagena de Indias (1610-1614)). Through a deep engagement with archival materials, the book reconstructs and studies the life of doña Lorenzana de Acereto, a woman from Cartagena's creole elite who was persecuted for sorcery in the Inquisition's first "auto de fe" in the 17th century Caribbean.

Kirk Ormand Reviews Translation

July 1, 2020

Nathan A. Greenberg Professor of Classics Kirk Ormand reviewed Marlaine Delargy's translation into English of Theodor Kallifatides' The Siege of Troy (Other Press, 2019). Ormand's review appears in Reading in Translation, the online literary review of translated works, edited by Associate Professor Stiliana Milkova.

Stiliana Milkova Interviewed

June 25, 2020

Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature and Italian Stiliana Milkova was interviewed in Italian about the RAI/HBO TV series "My Brilliant Friend." In her interview, Milkova discusses a key change in the adaptation of the TV series from Elena Ferrante's eponymous cycle of four novels. Milkova also reflectes on the role of place and space in Ferrante's novels.

Jiyul Kim and Sheila Miyoshi Jager Publish on the Korean War

June 19, 2020

Visiting Instructor of History Jiyul Kim and Professor of East Asian Studies Sheila Miyoshi Jager recently published "The Lasting Legacies of Korean War Special Operations" in the special Summer 2020 issue of the Wilson Quarterly marking the 70th anniversary of the Korean War and a series of posts on "New and Old Sources on Select Korean War Topics & Issues" on The Wilson Center History & Public Policy Program's Sources & Methods site.