"Homeric Hip-Hop: The Ancient is Fresh" by Dr. Erin O'Connell, Associate Professor of Languages and Literature, University of Utah
O'Connell teaches Classics and Comparative Literature at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Her scholarly interests include ancient and modern comparisons and the reception of classical literature, performance, and philosophy. Her talk on Homeric Hip Hop reflects an interest that began with the rise in popularity of rap music in the 1980s and her desire to make Homer's Iliad relevant to a wide variety of college students.
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