Welcome to CLCV UN4014: Classical Archetypes in the Modern World. In this lecture series, your Arts Editor and Helen of Troy Apologist Riva Weinstein will introduce various applications of the heroic archetype and monomyth narrative as a cognitive outline for present-day performative persona. While there are no prerequisites for this class, more than 2 absences […]
Chair of Literature Humanities Joanna Stalnaker moderated a conversation about sexual violence in Ovid’s poetry with New Yorker staff writer Jia Tolentino and classicist Stephanie McCarter.
Staff writer Nadra Rahman reports on strange phenomena in the Extreme West Campus. At first, I was scared. The walls of my Woodbridge room were covered in ominous Latin, thin letters penciled with a cramped hand. I thought it was Dante’s Inferno at first, but realized it wasn’t Italian enough, and then I thought it […]
Yesterday afternoon in Hamilton 503, the Classics Department kicked off its semester of Classics Colloquia in style. If you missed this one, fear not: the next colloquium is next Friday, February 2nd, at 4:10 pm in the same place; Nicholas Rynearson will be giving a talk on Socrates in Plato’s dialogues. Bwogger, noted nerd, and potential Classics major Levi […]
If you haven’t already heard, Harper Lee is publishing a sequel to everyone’s favorite book from middle school, To Kill a Mockingbird. (New York Times) Here’s a preview of Disney’s upcoming short based on last year’s hit film Frozen. (Huffington Post) Another article on Super Bowl commercials: Why “feminist” ads–such as the #LikeAGirl campaign by Always–aren’t enough. (New […]
Take a moment on your last Sunday at Columbia this semester to soak up some knowledge. In this edition of Actual Wisdom, classy Classicist Marcus Folch warns us not to be classist, among other things. Justify your existence in 30 words or fewer: Existence, least of all my own, needs no justification. We are, after all, ends in […]
Gerry Visco, Bwog’s favorite classicist and “keeper of the flame,” sent out another memorable e-invitation to Saturnalia. “Those of you who are scared of me or anyone else here belongs in the suburbs with the Stepford Wives,” Visco wrote in a Bwog comment. Read on and wish your professor were this adorable: Please join us […]
Gerry Visco sent out an epic email to the Classics Department regarding their Halloween lunch! Check out the excerpt below. We’ll also celebrate Halloween and its precursor, Samhain, the Celtic festival of the dead. Whoever is able to throw together the best costume will win a prize of a gift certificate from Book Culture. Please […]