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Barbara L. Packer Lectures: Yopie Prins | Anne Carson [ ] Sappho
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.
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.
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).
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