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Literature Seminar



Seminars will be at 17:00 on Wednesdays via Zoom.  All are welcome.

The Zoom link will be uploaded to the Seminar Moodle page an hour prior to the seminar.  If you do not have access to Moodle please contact Renaud Gagné (rg404).


Michaelmas Term 2020


14 October                Jane Lightfoot (Oxford), Disastrous: Bad Star Poetry

21 October                Tim Whitmarsh (Cambridge), Bad Poetry: Who Cares?

28 October                Shaul Tor (KCL), Parmenides the Poet: A Better Craftsman?

4 November               Will Winning (Cambridge), How Bad was Homer? An Ancient Quarrel Revisited

                                Zack Case (Cambridge), To Laugh or Not to Laugh? Bad Jokes and the Politics of (un)Laughter in


11 November                 Matthew Fox (Glasgow), Cicero’s Poetry: Is it as Bad as People Think?

18 November             Regina Höschele (Toronto), Pessimi Poetae: A “Worst Of”

25 November             Marco Formisano (Ghent), Bad Poetry? Not Poetry! Voice and Sound in Ovid and Beyond

2 December               Ivana Petrovic (Virginia), Greek Epigram on — and as — Bad Poetry



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