Sunoikisis Courses in Translation

Sunoikisis offers courses on Greek texts in translation every spring. The purpose of each course is to develop methods and approaches to close reading and interpretation. We practice reading carefully and well—as well as reading the same text quickly and slowly—all with the intention of learning how to read ‘out of a text,’ instead of ‘into a text.’ To learn more about this initiative, contact us.

Reading Herodotus

More information about the spring course is coming soon. To register as an independent learner for this course, please visit the Tutorial Program information page.

2017 Course Director: Gwen Gruber (Center for Hellenic Studies)

Course Website | Independent Learner Registration | Common Session Videos

Reading Ancient Drama

Sunoikisis is excited to announce that the development of a new course in translation is in the midst! Offered in Spring of 2016, the course topic will center on Greek drama and comedy, with special attention given to the work of Euripides. As in the past, this will be an inter-institutional course in which the participants read Greek drama and comedy in a focused way, averaging two books each week, and in turn respond to writing prompts in working groups made up of participants from all collaborating institutions.  Each week a synchronous common session meeting will be held in which all students are in a chat room together, and all professors, along with a few student presenters, discuss the conversation thread for their group that week.

A course planning weekend for Sunoikisis-Drama (Euripides) will be held at the Center for Hellenic Studies on November 7, 2015. During this weekend, faculty will work collaboratively to design and craft the course which will then be offered to students in the spring semester of 2016.

2016 Course Director: Gwen Gruber (Center for Hellenic Studies)
Course Website | Common Session Videos

Reading the Odyssey

Last spring, Sunoikisis faculty offered an inter-institutional course in which the participants read the Odyssey in a focused way, averaging two books each week, and in turn responded to writing prompts in working groups made up of participants from all collaborating institutions. Each week a synchronous common session meeting was held in which all students were in a chat room together, and all professors, along with a few student presenters, discussed the conversation thread for their group that week.

Dr. Gwen Gruber (Center for Hellenic Studies) was the course director. Faculty from the following institutions offered the course: Agnes Scott College, Carthage College, Concordia College, Howard University, Southwestern University,University of Findlay, University of Maryland, and Warren Wilson College.

2015 Course Consultants: Gregory Nagy and Lenny Muellner (Center for Hellenic Studies)
Common Session Videos

2015 Course Director: Gwen Gruber (Center for Hellenic Studies)
Course Website | Common Session Videos | Course Planning Seminar Proceedings

Reading the Iliad

In the Spring of 2014, Sunoikisis faculty offered an inter-institutional course in which the participants read the Iliad in a focused way, averaging two books each week, and in turn responded to writing prompts in working groups made up of participants from all collaborating institutions. Each week a synchronous common session meeting was held in which all students were in a chat room together, and all professors, along with a few student presenters, discussed the conversation thread for their group that week.

This course was inter-institutional, with students from Howard University, Sweet Briar College, USM, or Elon University. Some portion of this course’s materials were based on Professor Greg Nagy’s work as found in his published material and his HeroesX online course.

2014 Course Consultants: Gregory Nagy and Lenny Muellner (Center for Hellenic Studies)
Common Session Videos

2014 Course Director: Ryan Fowler (Center for Hellenic Studies)
Course Website | Common Session Videos | Course Planning Seminar Proceedings