Recently, a surprising group has taken up the mantle of explaining why the study of the ancient Greeks and Romans remains vitally important: the alt-right. Alt-right thinkers present themselves as protectors of the Classics who are saving the cultural heritage of the West from "social justice warrior" professors who secretly want to destroy it. In this lecture, Donna Zuckerberg explores what antiquity means to far-right online communities and what progressives interested in Classics can do to respond.
Donna Zuckerberg is an American classicist, editor-in-chief of the journal Eidolon and author of the book “Not All Dead White Men” (2018) on the appropriation of classics by misogynist groups on the Internet. Zuckerberg earned her Ph.D. in classics at Princeton University in 2014, specializing in the study of ancient tragedy.
Lecture will take place in the Performing Arts Building on the Boca Raton campus, room 101. Free and open to the public.
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Sponsored by FAU’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters; the Department of Philosophy; the Classical Studies Program; and the Ph.D. Program in Comparative Studies
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 4:00pm