At our launch last month of Homer Through Other Eyes: Perspectives on the Iliad, we celebrated a fruitful collaboration between John Porter and a group of students from CMRS 110 Greco-Roman Tradition, Evolution and Reception, and Jeanette Lynes and a group of her students in the MFA in Writing program. Professor Porter had asked his CMRS students to write a first-person account of a portion of the Iliad from the standpoint of one of the characters in Homer’s epic poem (see our previous post here). The results were so promising, Professor Porter talked with Professor Lynes about workshopping some of the stories produced by his students, and Homer Through Other Eyes was the result! At the launch CMRS students read from their work, and a number of the MFA students were there (along with some friends, family, and members of the CMRS community) to show their support.
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From left to right: Ben Kmiech, Brent MacFarlane, Jeanette Lynes, Alexandra Edmunds, Leah MacLean-Evans, Corianne Bracewell, John Porter, and Texis Walkem