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Two Lectures from Glenn Most

Professor Glenn Most (University of Chicago) will deliver two lectures during his visit to Yale at the end of January. "The Rise and Fall of Quellenforschung" at 5:30 pm on January 27th in WHC 208 and "Allegoresis and Etymology" at 5:30 pm on January 28th in Phelps Hall.

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Object Emotions: An Interdisciplinary Conference

On the 20th and 21st of February, “Object Emotions” will continue a critical dialogue about new directions in humanities research and theory that began at UC Berkeley in 2013.  Inspired by the recent heightened attention to objects and emotions in many fields, this conference aims to foster interdisciplinary reflections about the critical uses of thing theory, affect theory, the histories of emotions, and new materialism. 

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Ancient Societies Workshop: 
What is Commentary?

Emily Greenwood: “The Classical Commentary: Meditations on an Elliptical Genre” on January 30th.

This year’s Ancient Societies Workshop series will address the commentary tradition in YISAP’s participating disciplines, covering topics from Japanese poetics to mosaics to Casaubon to the New Testament.