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.
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