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Jennifer Wallace
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
4:30-6:00 PM
Comparative Literature Library 2021 Tisch Hall Map
Jennifer Wallace (Cambridge University)
4:30 pm, Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Comparative Literature Library (2021 Tisch)

Jennifer Wallace will discuss a pre-circulated chapter from her forthcoming book for Bloomsbury, Witnessing Tragedy Since 9/11. Tragedy offers us a tradition, a mode of thinking, for seeking to make intelligible events, political decisions, wars, and revolutions. What would it mean to analyze tragedies in the world with as much serious critical attention as we have devoted so many times before to the canon of classical tragedy? To request a copy of her chapter, “Photography, Tragedy and Osama Bin Laden: Looking at the Enemy” please email:

Jennifer Wallace is author of The Cambridge Introduction to Tragedy (2007), Digging the Dirt: The Archaeological Imagination (2004), Shelley and Greece: Rethinking Romantic Hellenism (1997), and co-editor of The Oxford History of the Classical Reception of English Literature 1780-1880. She has published numerous articles in classical reception studies, as well as as fiction and journalism.

This event is part of a series of classical reception workshops sponsored by Contexts for Classics at the University of Michigan:
Building: Tisch Hall
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: Discussion
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Comparative Literature, Department of Classical Studies, Contexts for Classics