Dr. Del Doughty participates in seminar on Greek poetry
FOR RELEASE: Wednesday, September 7, 2011This summer, Dr. Del Doughty, professor of English, spent a week in Washington, D.C., to participate in a seminar on ancient Greek lyric poetry conducted by Harvard’s Center for Hellenic Studies and the Council of Independent Colleges. The seminar is funded by the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, and its purpose is to deepen faculty knowledge of ancient Greek writers and develop new strategies for incorporating them into the classroom. Also, two of Dr. Doughty’s poems, "How to Pick a Melon" and "Grace to the Learned" will appear in an upcoming issue of Stymie Magazine. He also contributed three entries on Simonides, Archilochus and Alcman of Sparta to the Center for Hellenic Studies' Sakai as part of his participation in a weeklong seminar there. The CHS is a research institute affiliated with Harvard University. He is also developing a virtual exhibition for the Smithsonian Institution on the career of José Raúl Capablanca, the Cuban chess player who held the world title from 1921-27.