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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

How the Hero of the Gods was Made a Girl: Why Deities Cannot be Gendered

Lecture | November 19 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 254 Barrows Hall

Dr. Ilona Zsolnay, Babylonian Section, University Museum, University of Pennsylvania

Near Eastern Studies

Dr. Zsolany discusses the perils and pitfalls of interpreting ancient Near Eastern literary texts and the figures within them. She highlights the importance of acknowledging one’s own preconceived biases and the importance of consistency in translation.