Winged Words

One chapter in the history of a Homeric simile

Jessica Wolfe, professor of comparative literature, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, presents an informal talk, “Winged Words: one chapter in the history of a Homeric Trope.”

Putting Hypersexuality to Work

Black Women and Illicit Eroticism in Pornography

Mireille Miller-Young, is an associate professor in the Department of Feminist Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Coffee for Freedom

Dan Johnson, the general manager of the recently opened Freedom Cafe in Amherst, discusses how the business started off as well as what they hope to achieve.

Viking Fighting Methods: Lecture and Demonstration

As part of the UMass Amherst Scandinavian Impulses series on Vengeance and Violence in Scandinavian Life and Culture, Dr. William R. Short, a research fellow at Higgins Armory Museum, in Worcester, MA, reviews the weapons of the Viking age and discusses his recent research on the fighting moves of Viking-age warriors.