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Poet, Classics Professor to Discuss the Value of Classical Education in Hamilton College Lecture 
General Event Information
Event Category:
Lectures/Literary
Price:
FREE  
Dates and Times:
February 11, 4:10PM-6:00PM
“Building a Workshop: Classics as a Form of Transgressive Education” by James Bradley Wells, assistant professor of classical studies at DePauw University.

Wells will explore the relationship between an education in Classics and his vocation as a poet. Characterized as obsolescent and irrelevant, the study of ancient Greek and Roman culture and literature seems now a misfit pursuit. Born into a poor, working class family, Wells extols the study of Classics as creatively radical, nonconformist and emancipatory—a “counter-hegemonic act,” as bell hooks has described transgressive education. The talk is in part a tribute to John Wyatt, a former Beloit College professor of classics, who inspired Wells to pursue his childhood ambition to become a writer.

Wells earned his Ph.D. in classical studies from Indiana University. He's published two books: Pindar’s Verbal Act (2009), and a poetry collection titled Bicycle (2013). He was a member of the Hamilton College Classics department from 2007 to 2011.
Venue Information
Address:
198 College Hill Road  
City:
Clinton 
State:
NY 
Zip Code:
13323 
Country:
United States 
Telephone:
 
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Presenting Organization
Name:
Hamilton College Classics Department
Telephone:
Designation:
not-for-profit