4 Oct 2021 – talk by Nancy Rabinowitz and OutStories AGM

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Sep 082021
 

OutStories Bristol in collaboration with the University of Bristol Institute of Greece, Rome, and the Classical Tradition (IGRCT) present the 8th John Addington Symonds Annual Lecture (online event).

Monday 4th October 2021, 7pm to 8pm

Nancy Rabinowitz –  Classics and Social Justice: A contradiction in terms?

Face of young man from classical statue, fractured by black linesIn this talk Nancy Rabinowitz will address the apparent contradiction between Classics and social justice, sketching in what classicists have done that might count and asking “is it enough,” or what does it actually do. She addresses the areas of scholarship, teaching and activism, approaching them from three perspectives: women and gender, sexuality, and race/ethnicity.

Nancy will end considering the classics in the context of recent projects: prison teaching, a performance project, and a queer educational resource Queering the Past(s).

Smiling middle-aged woman at desk covered by open booksNancy Rabinowitz is Emerita Professor of Comparative Literature at Hamilton College, Clinton, New York State. She has written on ancient Greek tragedy and modern literature. In recent years, Rabinowitz has been an active member of the Hamilton Oneida Prison Education project. Profile

This is an online event and prior registration via this Zoom link is required.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

OutStories Bristol AGM

The talk will be preceded by the AGM of OutStories Bristol (very brief!). Members of OutStories will receive a separate email with reports.


The talk is an annual celebration of the life of John Addington Symonds (1840-1893), Bristol-based writer, art historian and pioneer of homosexual rights.

This event is held by OutStories Bristol in collaboration with the University of Bristol Institute of Greece, Rome, and the Classical Tradition (IGRCT). Our thanks to the IGRCT for hosting this event.

Find out more about the IGRCT on their website; you can also find them on Facebook and Twitter.

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