Friday, March 19, 2010

Links for a Friday afternoon

Here's some stuff you might want to check out:

--Rochita Loenen-Ruiz, reading John Gardner's The Art of Fiction, muses on Identity and Writing

--Nnedi Okorafor, asks Who is African? What is African SF? Says who?

--Athena Andreadis reflects on how little most anglophone readers know of-- or about-- Greece

--Aqueduct author Kimberly Todd Wade has inaugurated a new blog

--Historian Eric Foner comments on Texas's new imperatives for altering the state's K-12 curriculum


Josh said...

Interesting that, while conservative culture warriors bemoan people's ignorance of "the Greeks," Hellas is the object of as much cultural appropriation and distortion as, say, Haiti.

Not that I can claim any exceptionality: most of my images of Greece come from Delany and DeLillo. But I try to say "Akhileos" right.

Athena Andreadis said...

Thank you for mentioning my article, Timmi.

Josh, that's because people like that usually use "knowledge of Greek" as shorthand for "back to the good old days/ways" without bothering to learn specifics.

Ahiléos is the genitive by the way! Nominative is either Ahilléfs (phonetically) in classical, Ahilléas in demotic.