Gregson N. Davis: “ ‘Journal of a Homecoming’: A New English Version of Aimé Césaire’s Monumental Poem, ‘Cahier d’un retour au pays natal’”

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Gregson Davis
Andrew W. Mellon Research Professor in the Humanities, Duke University
Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 4:00pm
82-90 Wall St., Floor 3 See map
Romance Languages Lounge

Gregson Davis grew up on the island of Antigua in the English-speaking Caribbean and received his higher education in the USA (AB in Classics at Harvard College [1960]; PhD in Comparative Literature at the University of California at Berkeley [1968]). He has previously taught both Classics and Comparative Literature at Stanford University (1966 - 1989); Cornell University (1989 - 1994); Duke University (1994 - 2011) and New York University (2011-2013).  His main areas of research are in Greek and Roman poetry and Caribbean literature (francophone and anglophone). Among his major publications are: Polyhymnia: The Rhetoric of Horatian Lyric Discourse  (Berkeley 1994); Parthenope: the Interplay of Ideas in Vergilian Bucolic (Brill 2012); Non-Vicious Circle: Twenty Poems of Aimé Césaire (Stanford University Press, 1984) and Aimé Césaire (Cambridge University Press 1997).

An Endeavors Colloquium: Co-sponsored by the Departments of French and African American Studies

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