Anne Carson: Envisioning the Classics

MAY 10, 2018 | 6:30 PM



The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue


C200: Proshansky Auditorium


May 10, 2018: 6:30 PM


Free; Reservations Required


Public Programs



Anne Carson, a writer of “inscrutable brilliance” (The New York Times) who calls herself a visual rather than a verbal artist, discusses the influence of the Classics on her work as a poet, essayist, and translator. A teacher of ancient Greek, she has published 20 books, blending genres and media. Her first book, Eros the Bittersweet, was named one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all time by the Modern Library. She is also the author of Nox, Antigonick, The Beauty of the Husband, Autobiography of Red, and its sequel Red Doc>. Carson, a recipient of a MacArthur “genius grant” among many awards, gives a keynote of the Visualizing Theory Conference.
Presented with the Critical Theory Certificate Program. Co-sponsored by the Center for the Humanities, the Advanced Research Collaborative (ARC), the Writers' Institute, Constance Old in memory of her brother Lloyd Old, the Doctoral Students' Council, and Mise-en-Scène.