Roundtable on Gilgamesh hosted by 92nd Street Y
New York, September 5–19, 2023
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Find the most updated edition of the epic at the Electronic Babylonian Literature project.
For the second lesson (Sep. 12), read the translation of the epic. We will be focusing on the end of Tablet VI, lines 147–83.
For the third lesson (Sep. 19), we will be looking at the epic’s ending and modern reception. Read the five accompanying essays.
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Notes from the class
Recordings of how Babylonian literature may have been pronounced: BAPLAR.
New digital platform for Gilgamesh (and other Babylonian literature): the Electronic Babylonian Literature.
Article by Selena Wisnom on music and repetition.
The epic’s modern reception: Gilgamesh Among Us, Theodore Ziolkowski
Modern Arabic poetry responding to the epic: Gilgamesh’s Snake, Ghareeb Iskander
Theory of inter-translational dialogue, p. 28–36: The Conference of the Tongues, Theo Hermans