MIT: Independent Activities Period: IAP

IAP 2013

Mobile Reading Marathon: Odyssey

Stephanie Frampton, Professor of Literature

Jan/23 Wed 09:00AM-09:00PM location will change

Enrollment: Unlimited: No advance sign-up

Come join the 4th annual Literature-sponsored Mobile Marathon on Jan. 23rd, when we will be reading the ENTIRETY of Homer's Odyssey in a single day for a Homer-athon!  It took Odysseus 20 years to get home from Troy, but through the wonder of the codex book we are redefining what 'epic' means; in the great Greek peripatetic tradition, we will move across the campus reciting (and sometimes performing) the story, in translation. Come and go as you please, or join a hearty crew of professors, students and other community friends who journey together from start to finish.  Starts at 9 am in 14N-417, and moves with the story from East to West Campus, stopping for rest and refreshment in congenial rooms (see room list below). Appropriate garb and monster outfits welcome but not required: just a sense of humor, desire for community, and a willingness to listen or read. Feel free to join during any part of the day.

9:00-10:00: 14N-417

10:00-11:30: 4-349 (Pappalardo Room)

11:30-1:00: 62 (Talbot Lounge)

1:00-3:00: 50 (Pritchett)

3:00-5:00: Lobby 10

5:00-7:00: W20 (Twenty Chimneys)

7:00-9:00: W1 (Maseeh Hall)

Questions: contact Stephanie Frampton

Sponsor(s): Literature
Contact: Stephanie Frampton, 14N-434, 617-253-4452,