Mark Your Calendars for these 2013-14 Katz and Walker-Ames Lectures!

We are excited to announce that Stephen Hinds, a professor of Classics and Byron W. & Alice L. Lockwood Professor in the Humanities at the UW, has been selected to deliver a Katz Lecture next year, and that two of the 2013-14 Walker-Ames Lectures, organized by the Graduate School, will take place in conjunction with Simpson Center-funded projects!

A scholar of international standing, Hinds is the author of The Metamorphosis of Persephone: Ovid and the Self-Conscious Muse (Cambridge, 1987) and Allusion and Intertext: Dynamics of Appropriation in Roman Poetry (Cambridge, 1998). With Denis Feeney, he co-founded and co-edits the Cambridge book series Roman Literature and its Contexts (13 volumes, with two more to come). He is currently working on “Poetry across Languages,” a book project that involves the exploration of the cross-linguistic and intercultural relations of Latin literature, both in antiquity and between antiquity and (early) modernity. His Katz Lecture will take place February 25, 2014.  

One of the most distinguished philosophers of democracy, culture, feminism, and human rights alive today, Seyla Benhabib (Political Science and Philosophy, Yale University), gives a talk on Thursday, Oct. 24 as part of the Walker-Ames Lecture series. HI-NORM (Human Interaction and Normative Innovation), a research cluster sponsored by the Simpson Center, hosts a post-lecture reception.

The following week, ecocriticism pioneer Lawrence Buell (English, Harvard University) delivers a Walker-Ames Lecture on Thursday, Oct. 31. His talk opens "The Future of the Environmental Humanities: Research, Pedagogies, Institutions, and Publics," a conference taking place at the Simpson Center Nov. 1-3. Both Walker-Ames lectures take place at 6:30 pm in Kane Hall.

We will update the Simpson Center events calendar as plans for these--and other 2013-14 events--develop!