Announcing: *EXTRA* FEBRUARY 24, 2017 Luncheon @ THE FRANCIS in Sarasota with Professor Richard F. Thomas, Harvard Department of the Classics
Join us for an EXTRA luncheon on Friday, 2/24/17, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm to speak with Professor Richard F. Thomas, George Martin Lane Professor of the Classics, Harvard Department of the Classics, on "Bob Dylan and Why He Deserves the Nobel!" - LUNCHEON LOCATION: THE FRANCIS, 1289 N. PALM AVE., SARASOTA, FL 34236
Harvard Dept. of Classics Professor Richard F. Thomas was born in London and brought up in New Zealand. Educated at the University of Auckland (B.A. 1972; M.A. 1973) and at the University of Michigan (Ph.D. 1977), he taught at Harvard as Assistant and Associate Professor, 1977–84; as Associate Professor at the University of Cincinnati, 1984–86; as Professor at Cornell University, 1986–87; as Professor of Greek and Latin at Harvard from 1987–2010; and as George Martin Lane Professor of the Classics at Harvard since 2010. He was visiting Professor of Latin, University of Venice (Spring 1991).
Professor Thomas has served as the Director of Undergraduate Studies, Director of Graduate Studies, and as Department Chair in Harvard’s Department of the Classics and is Co-chair of the Seminar on "The Civilizations of Ancient Greece and Rome" in Harvard's Mahindra Humanities Center. He has served as Director of the American Philological Association and as Trustee and Director and President of the Vergilian Society of America. Since 2001, he has been a Trustee of the Loeb Classical Library and has served as Editor of Harvard Studies in Classical Philology. His teachings and research focus on a variety of critical approaches (chiefly philological, intertextual, narratological, reception poetics) and on literary history, metrics and prose stylistics (particularly Tacitus), genre studies, translation theory and practice, the reception of Classical literature and culture, particularly with respect to Virgil.
Professor Thomas’ many publications include such works as: Lands and Peoples in Roman Poetry: The Ethnographical Tradition (Cambridge 1982), a two-volume text and commentary on Virgil's Georgics (Cambridge 1988); an online volume co-edited with Catharine Mason on The Performance Artistry of Bob Dylan (Oral Tradition 22.1 2007); and a three-volume Virgil Encyclopedia co-edited with Jan Ziolkowski (Wiley-Blackwell 2014). He also has co-edited and contributed to Widener Library: Voices from the Stacks and has published numerous articles, notes and reviews on Hellenistic Greek poetry, on Roman poetry, particularly of the Republican and Augustan periods, on Tacitus, on the reception of Classical literature, and on the lyrics of Bob Dylan.
Professor Thomas currently teaches a Harvard Freshman Seminar that examines Mr. Dylan in the context of popular culture as well as literary culture.
Join us on 2/24/17 to hear Professor Richard Thomas speak on one of his favorite topics:
“BOB DYLAN & WHY HE DESERVES THE NOBEL!”
Professor Richard Thomas Luncheon
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
@ THE FRANCIS
1289 N. PALM AVE.
SARASOTA, FL 34236