Global Humanities Lecture: Dr. Jackie Murray

Spring 2022

Global Humanities Lecture – ONLINE!

Dr. Jackie Murray, University of Kentucky, on "War, Racecraft and the Heroic Body in Greek and Roman Epic."

Virtual webinar | January 20, 2022 | 4 p.m.

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Dr. Murray examines the role that epic discourse in the Iliad, Odyssey, Argonautica and the Aeneid gives to war in defining, legitimating and naturalizing the racialized hierarchies that obtain among mortals in the real world. She focuses on how war put the male body at risk of being racialized because heroic glory tends to rest on humiliating and dehumanizing other men. Her talk argues that the ancient Greek and Roman epic poets presented insightful and nuanced ways of seeing and critiquing the way war produces race.

Dr. Jackie Murray is Associate Professor of Classics in the Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures and Cultures Department at the University of Kentucky.


Sponsored by:

The Department of Comparative Humanities

The Commonwealth Center for Humanities and Society

The Department of Classical and Modern Languages

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Topic: Global Humanities Lecture


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