Professor Edith Hall (Royal Holloway University, London)
A Provost’s Distinguished Women’s Lecturer
Edith Hall is Research Professor of Classics and Drama at Royal Holloway University, London, England. Professor Hall is co-founder and co-director of the on-going interdisciplinary research project “History of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama” at Oxford University. An extremely distinguished literary and cultural historian, Professor Hall’s most recent books have focused on the significance of classical literary models in different historical periods. In addition to scores of academic articles and literary reviews, Professor Hall has co-edited eight books with self-authored chapters, and has published seven single- and co-authored books. Her three most recent monographs have been shortlisted for literary prizes: The Return of Ulysses: A Cultural History of Homer’s Odyssey (Johns Hopkins, 2008), The Theatrical Cast of Athens: Interactions between Ancient Greek Drama and Society (Oxford University Press, 2006), Greek Tragedy and the British Theatre 1660-1914 (Oxford University Press, 2005; co-authored with Fiona Macintosh).
All events are open to the public
Lecture “Medea and Metaphysics”
Wednesday February 10th at 5 p.m.
100-104 McKenna Hall
Professor Hall will also introduce the Public Screening of Michael Cacoyannis’ 1977 film Iphigenia
Thursday February 11th at 5 p.m.
216 DeBartolo Hall
Nominated by the Department of Classics with sponsorship from the Institute of Scholarship in the Liberal Arts.