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Emily Wilson

Classicist; Professor at University of Pennsylvania; First Woman to Translate the Odyssey into English

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Emily Wilson is professor of Classical Studies and graduate chair of the Program in Comparative Literature & Literary Theory at the University of Pennsylvania. Wilson attended Oxford University (Balliol College B.A. and Corpus Christi College M.Phil.) and Yale University (Ph.D.). In 2006, she was named a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome in Renaissance & Early Modern scholarship.

In 2017, she became the first woman to translate the Odyssey into English. Her translation has been praised for its contemporary sound and her radical changes to the presentation of the story.

In November 2017, Wyatt Mason profiled Professor Wilson in The New York Times Magazine. "When I first read these lines early this summer in The Paris Review, which published an excerpt, I was floored. I’d never read an “Odyssey” that sounded like this. It had such directness, the lines feeling not as if they were being fed into iambic pentameter because of some strategic decision but because the meter was a natural mode for its speaker."

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Emily Wilson

Classicist; Professor at University of Pennsylvania; First Woman to Translate the Odyssey into English

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Emily Wilson Biography

Emily Wilson is professor of Classical Studies and graduate chair of the Program in Comparative Literature & Literary Theory at the University of Pennsylvania. Wilson attended Oxford University (Balliol College B.A. and Corpus Christi College M.Phil.) and Yale University (Ph.D.). In 2006, she was named a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome in Renaissance & Early Modern scholarship.

In 2017, she became the first woman to translate the Odyssey into English. Her translation has been praised for its contemporary sound and her radical changes to the presentation of the story.

In November 2017, Wyatt Mason profiled Professor Wilson in The New York Times Magazine. "When I first read these lines early this summer in The Paris Review, which published an excerpt, I was floored. I’d never read an “Odyssey” that sounded like this. It had such directness, the lines feeling not as if they were being fed into iambic pentameter because of some strategic decision but because the meter was a natural mode for its speaker."

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  • Sebald Lecture 2019: Emily Wilson
    The 2019 W.G. Sebald Lecture was given by Emily Wilson on Wednesday 17th April 2019 at the British Library Knowledge Centre,...
  • 2019 Hoffman Lecture - Translating the Odyssey Again: How and Why
    2019 Hoffman Lecture - Translating the Odyssey Again: How and Why Given by Emily Wilson, Professor of Classical Studies and Chair of the Program...
  • Some Favorite Writers: Emily Wilson
    In her stunning new translation of The Odyssey—the first-ever English translation by a woman—renowned classics scholar Emily Wilson brings a...

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    Booking fees for Emily Wilson, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Emily Wilson, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Emily Wilson?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Emily Wilson for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Emily Wilson for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Emily Wilson or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Emily Wilson or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Emily Wilson is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Emily Wilson for your event is available upon request. Emily Wilson generally travels from Philadelphia, PA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Jonathan Sandys, Amanda Lindhout, Deneka Thomas, Jerico Mandybur and Vanessa Grigoriadis. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Emily Wilson for an upcoming event.

Emily Wilson Speaker Videos

  • Sebald Lecture 2019: Emily Wilson
    The 2019 W.G. Sebald Lecture was given by Emily Wilson on Wednesday 17th April 2019 at the British Library Knowledge Centre, London. “Translating the Odyssey Again: Why and How” Why...
    2019 Hoffman Lecture - Translating the Odyssey Again: How and Why
    2019 Hoffman Lecture - Translating the Odyssey Again: How and Why Given by Emily Wilson, Professor of Classical Studies and Chair of the Program in Comparative Literature and Literary Theory at...
  • Some Favorite Writers: Emily Wilson
    In her stunning new translation of The Odyssey—the first-ever English translation by a woman—renowned classics scholar Emily Wilson brings a fresh perspective to Homer’s masterpiece while still...
    Homer's "Odyssey" Feat. Translator Emily Wilson
    Does this story of “heroes” have anything to teach us about ethics? Wilson wrote an 80-page introduction to her new translation laying out the issues, including “hospitality” as a political...
  • Classicist Emily Wilson: Why Homer's Odyssey is a Great Story
    This video clip is from Dr. Emily Wilson's interview on episode #4 of The Western Canon Podcast. To watch more of this interview, visit www.westerncanonpodcast.com, check us out on iTunes, or...

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