Virtual Discussion with Author Madeline Miller Held by BSU and the Attleboro Public Library

I had the honor of attending a virtual event with Madeline Miller, author of The Song of Achilles and CirceThis was an event that was part of Attleboro’s 1ABC program in partnership with the Attleboro Public Library and BSU.  Dr. Kevin Kalish, Associate Professor of English at BSU, hosted the discussion.  

The main topic was Miller’s technique of writing characters from Greek mythology that don’t get to show their perspectives. With members of the LGBTQ community and women being notable examples of thisIt was interesting to learn about Miller’s reasoning for this, which she claims is to give readers an underrepresented point of view.

She also discussed taking what was implicit in the original and bringing it to the foreground.  This is done a lot in Circe. Overall, it was a fascinating and in-depth look at Miller’s work.

There was also a conversation about Miller’s process of adapting classic stories. This took up the second half of the event and pretty much where it ended.  

To conclude, I enjoyed learning about Miller’s techniques and her career as a writer.  

+ posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Related

BSU Parking Incites Student Discontent

Parking has been a concern among many students across campus, especially with the start of a petition that has amassed over 1,500 signatures. In an interview, President Fred Clark (He/Him) said, “We pay close attention when petitions are circulating. I read the [BSU] Mobile App every day” as we went to further discuss student concerns […]

Dining Hall Staffing Shortages

Throughout the pandemic, companies all over the U.S. have suffered from staffing shortages, and Bridgewater State University is no exception. The BSU dining halls have had to make changes to accommodate the lack of employees from limited hours to partial closures. However, these accommodations have led to an uptick in complaints from students on platforms […]

BSU Screams For Ice Cream

Attention all ice cream lovers… are you feeling cool? What about a nice 32 Degrees? A new dining option has been added to campus, 32 Degrees that is. A one-stop shop for everything any ice cream lover could ever want. 32 Degrees offers many different flavors of ice cream. You can choose to get one […]