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Windows on the World: Reading Literature from Many Cultures

Evening Program

Monday, November 16, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Code: 1H0486DS
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$15 - Member
$20 - Non-Member
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STREAMING PROGRAM INFORMATION

  • This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series.
  • Platform: Zoom
  • Online registration is required.
  • For multiple registrations, you will be asked to supply individual names and email addresses.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Since we live in a globalized world, what better way to learn about a variety of distinctive cultures and their histories than to delve into a good story? Read across time and place to consider how authors offer windows into fully imagined worlds different from our own.

Join Lisbeth Strimple Fuisz, a lecturer in the English department at Georgetown University, in a spirited lecture and informal discussion about The Penelopiad (2005) by Margaret Atwood.

This book reimagines The Odyssey from the perspective of Penelope, the wife of Odysseus, and explores the hanging of the twelve maids, an episode in the epic that Atwood felt was underdeveloped in the original.

Participants should read the book prior to the program.

OTHER WINDOWS ON THE WORLD LECTURES

If you are interested in additional Windows on the World lectures, view the upcoming schedule:

UPDATED PATRON INFORMATION

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Location
This program is part of our
Smithsonian Associates Streaming series.