January 11, 2010

Advance Notice

Scholar, poet to perform at Carlos

Classical scholar and poet Anne Carson will give the 2010 Nix Mann lecture on Thursday, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. at the Carlos Museum. She will perform "Cassandra Float Can" and "Bracko" with her collaborator Robert Currie. Carson will also conduct a creativity workshop for students during her visit. 

"Cassandra Float Can" is a work that links Aeschylus's Cassandra, doomed to speak the truth and not be believed, with other witnesses to turbulent times including philosopher Edmund Husserl and the "anarchitect" Gordon Matta-Clark. "Bracko" encompasses selections from Carson's translations of the fragmentary works of Sappho. 

The MacArthur Fellow has also received the Lannan Award, the Pushcart Prize, the Griffin Trust Award for Excellence in Poetry and a Guggenheim Fellowship. She teaches classics, comparative literature and English at the University of Michigan.

Carson's visit to Emory is co-sponsored by the Luminaries in the Arts and Humanities series of the Office of the Provost, the Bill and Carol Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry, and the Poetry Council.

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