February 25th (Friday) at 1:20 p.m. on Zoom
Tea Talk by Prof. Patricia Rosenmeyer on work in progress: After Lights Out: Studying Classics in a World War II Internment Camp. This paper investigates how exile and detention affected the lives of two young German Jews who would eventually become prominent classicists in the US: Martin Ostwald and Thomas Rosenmeyer. Piecing together information from original documents (diaries, telegrams, letters) about their life in internment camps in Canada during the early years of the war, I show how these two young men, educated in humanistic high schools in Germany, (re-)turned to classical texts for comfort and inspiration in the face of physical and spiritual crises.
Meeting ID: 562 139 8375