UTMACS: "Center Stage Translation"

When and Where

Friday, March 15, 2024 1:10 pm to 4:00 pm
Live via Zoom and CDRS (MN3230)
Maanjiwe nendamowinan
1535 Outer Circle, University of Toronto Mississauga


Prof. Diane Rayor (Grand Valley State University)


2023-24 University of Toronto Mississauga Annual Classics Seminar Series: "Centre and Periphery"

Center Stage Translation
Prof. Diane Rayor (Grand Valley State University)

Translating ancient performance poetry calls for strategies to make the work accessible in performance. At the same time, I advocate keeping the fact that it is a translation of an ancient text center stage. I illustrate the balancing act between languages, times, cultural values, readers, and audiences, with the fragmentary remains from the singer/songwriter Sappho and the script of Euripides’ Medea.

The theme for this year's UTM Annual Classics Seminar (UTMACS) is centre and periphery. The speakers will challenge and explore this topic from various perspectives. For those who have not yet attended a UTMACS seminar, the sessions are in two parts, consisting of (1) a lecture (1:10–approx. 2:40 pm) followed, after a short break, by (2) a seminar-style discussion (3–4 pm) that is centred on the ‘focus item’ specified by the lecturer.

Professor Rayor's talk, the final installation of UTMACS 2023-24. will take place on Friday, March 15th, 1:10PM to 4:00PM, at UTM in CDRS, Maanjiwe nendamowinan 3230, and broadcast live via Zoom.

Contact Martin Revermann (m.revermann@utoronto.ca) for the meeting link and focus item


1535 Outer Circle, University of Toronto Mississauga