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Harvard’s Center for Hellenic Studies presents talk by Carthage’s Seemee Ali March 12

March 10, 2015

Carthage professor Seemee Ali will lead an “Open House” discussion through Harvard University’s Center for Hellenic Studies on Thursday, March 12. Professor Ali teachers in Carthage’s Great Ideas Program and English Department. She was named a Fellow in Hellenic Studies at Harvard’s Center for Hellenic Studies for the 2014-2015 year.

Prof. Ali’s March 12 presentation is titled “Eros and Cosmos: Approaching the Golden Cloud of Iliad 14,” and will focus on the great seduction scene.

During the discussion, the main passage Prof. Ali will be focusing on is Illiad 14 153-360. To watch the event live, tune in online at 10 a.m. To participate in the live Q&A, please visit the associated event page on Google+.

Professor Seemee Ali earned her Ph.D. in literature from the Institute of Philosophic Studies at the University of Dallas, where she also received her M.A. She earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Austin College.

Prof. Ali’s most recent essay, “Wallace Stevens’ Scrawny Cry,” appears in an anthology of essays devoted to lyric poetry, The Lyric Prospect (Dallas Institute Press, 2012). She is now working on a book about immortality and finitude in the Iliad, tentatively entitled The Reconciliation of Hera and Thetis.