Faculty Spotlight: Bruce King

In episode three of Faculty Spotlight, Lauren K. Wolfe and Mark DeLucas interview BISR classicist Bruce King. The three discuss: what brought Bruce to the classics; the charisma of his teachers (and the poverty of their ideas); queering the canon; the trouble with the Odyssey; coming to love Latin (and why he’s keeping Horace to himself); learning Sanskrit with friends; BISR’s new Language Learning and Critique program; and Bruce’s favorite non-ancient things—from Henry James to Claude Lévi-Strauss to La Monte Young’s “Pythagorean” Dream House.

Faculty Spotlight: Bruce King

Notations

Cultural Objects Mentioned

Bruce’s Late Light translation of several fragments of the Iliad.

Allan Bloom’s translation of Plato’s Republic.

Seán Hewitt’s All Down Darkness Wide: A Memoir

La Monte Young’s Dream House

 

 

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