Professor Seemee Ali will give a lecture titled “The ‘Iliad’’s Cosmic Seduction” at St. John’s College. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the Francis Scott Key Auditorium on Friday, September 26 at 8 p.m.
Ali is a professor in the Department of English at Carthage College. She received her B.A. from Austin College and her M.A. and Ph.D. from the Institute of Philosophic Studies at the University of Dallas. In 2008 Ali joined the faculty of Carthage College, where she holds a joint appointment in the interdisciplinary Great Ideas Program and the English Department.
For more information: www.sjc.edu.
Upcoming Friday Night Lectures:
- October 17 A reading and translation of poetry by David Ferry, professor emeritus, Wellesley College
- October 24 “The Age of Chronos and the Age of Zeus,” by Janet Dougherty, St. John’s College tutor
- November 7 “Refugee Children of the Greek Civil War,” by Loring Danforth, professor, Department of Anthropology, Bates College
- November 14 “Subjective Sensory Experience and the Fallacy of Neural Codes,” by Leslie Kay, professor, University of Chicago
- November 21 “On Classical Liberalism and the ‘Liberal’ Point of View,” by Roberto Salinas-León, scholar, CATO Institute