The Galley Slave's Dilemma

Lepanto in the Eyes of Juan Latino, Black African Freedman of Granada
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
6:30 PM
Ella Weed Room, 2nd Floor Milbank Hall

Join the Center for Translation Studies as distinguished scholars and translators discuss the life and work of Juan Latino. Born in 1518, this African ex-slave was the first person of sub-Saharan African descent to publish a book of poems in a “Western” language. Focusing on the “Austriad,” Latino’s poem about the epoch-defining Battle of Lepanto, this conversation unpacks the literary text in order to explore issues of identity and translation. Andrew Lemons is completing his dissertation in the department of comparative literature at Princeton. Sarah Spence is professor of classics at the University of Georgia. Elizabeth Wright is associate professor of Spanish at the University of Georgia. 


Apr 17 2013 - 6:30pm