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Barbara L. Packer Lectures: Yopie Prins | Reversing Classical Meters
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 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?
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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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