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Food for Thought | Trinity Spring 2021 Virtual Lecture Series

February 3 @ 5:30 pm

Trinity University Presents

Food for Thought


For more than 30 years, Trinity University faculty members and alumni have shared their expertise with colleagues and community members through the Food For Thought Series. As a service to University supporters and the greater Trinity community, the Special Events Office in collaboration with other University departments presents the Spring 2021 Food for Thought Series featuring six free events on varying topics–from epidemiology to Homer’s Iliad to revolutionary women of Texas, and more. You and your guest are invited to attend these engaging live presentations and real-time discussions in a virtual format.

Register here!


Once registered, you will receive a Zoom link to attend the virtual event(s) 48 hours before each lecture.


Your Presenters: Trinity Professor Thomas Jenkins, Ph.D.; Anthony Tresca ’21

Lisa Petersen and Denis O’Hare’s stage version of Homer’s Iliad seems a fool’s errand: the distillation of a sprawling 24-book epic into a one-person show. It shouldn’t work as theater, yet it does, as the authors find ingenious solutions for turning an expansive classical epic into an intense meditation on contemporary American society. With the aid of TU actor and political science major Anthony Tresca ’21, Professor Jenkins explores how Homer’s myth makes a spectacular leap from stage to page, and how the idea of “translation” encompasses more than just language—it includes gesture, sight, and even thought.