Professor Allen-Hornblower was a participant in the powerful and moving Abolitionists Imaginaries One Day Symposium presented by MoMA PS1 in conjunction with the exhibition Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration curated by RU Professor Nicole R. Fleetwood (recipient of the National Book Critics Circle Award).
For those of you who missed it, below are links to the portions where professor A-H and her formerly incarcerated students discuss Greek Tragedy as a starting point for conversation about prison's dehumanizing environment.
You can also experience a virtual tour of the exhibition, led by its curator, professor Nicole Fleetwood, right here:
A recording of the full event is now viewable here, and well worth watching in its entirety.
RU Classics Professor Emily Allen-Hornblower in the News: Talking about The Power of the Classics with Mass Incarceration survivor Marquis Mc Cray on Chris Hedges' On Contact:
Prof. Emily Allen-Hornblower was interviewed along with one of her formerly incarcerated students by Pulitzer-prize winning reporter Chris Hedges (formerly at the NY Times) for his show, On Contact.
It is available on You Tube:
Professor Emily Allen-Hornblower moderates a public conversation with mass incarceration survivors Nafeesah Goldsmith and Marquis McCray. The program includes excerpts from Greek tragedies to ground the discussion about the role of the emotions in our lives, and the Humanity we all share. The ancient works serve as an opening for dialogue regarding the life of the incarcerated before, during, and after prison, and the interconnectedness between all of us that storytelling and classical literature can bring to light.
We're pleased to announce that we're offering, for the first time, fully funded MA fellowships to begin in Fall 2020. The two-year fellowships include tuition remission and an annual stipend of $25,000. In order to promote innovation and broaden participation in graduate education in Classics, we especially encourage students from groups and backgrounds historically underrepresented in the field to apply. Applications should be submitted by March 1, 2020. For more information on the MA program in Classics at Rutgers and guidelines for admission, please go to:
Rutgers Fulbright Fellow Aaron Beck-Schachter, Fulbright Board Member Rosemary Donnelly, President of Greece Prokopis Pavlopoulos and American School Director Jenifer Neils celebrating 70 years of Fulbright in Greece at the reception for ASCSA (The American School of Classical Studies at Athens)
Thomas Figueira (ed.), Myth, Text, and History at Sparta. Gorgias studies in classical and late antiquity, 18. Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press, 2016. Pp. 330. ISBN 9781463205959. $95.00.
Reviewed by Timothy Doran, California State University – Los Angeles (
Click on the link to read the full review Link to Bryn Mawr Classical Review
Jonathan Finnerty (’17), double major in Classics and Philosophy, has been awarded a Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship, which funds four years of graduate study. Jonathan is currently applying to graduate school in philosophy with a specialty in Greek philosophy. Congratulations, Jonathan!
Congratulations to Emily Allen-Hornblower, for winning the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Service!