Expert to Speak on Mythological Themes in Star Wars
- 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
- Feb 08, 2016
- Sierra Nevada College
Dr. Carl Rubino, the Winslow Professor of Classics at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, will discuss the ancient mythological roots of the perennial Star Wars films in this free lecture on February 8 at 7 pm.
Dr. Rubino’s teaching and research interests include ancient Greek and Roman literature, comparative literature and literary theory. In 2011 he published the article, Long Ago, But Not So Far Away: Another Look at Star Wars and the Ancient World, and discussed the films’ roots in mythology in Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed a Lucasfilm documentary that has aired on the History Channel.
A long-time collaborator with the Nobel Laureate physicist Ilya Priogine, Dr. Rubino is known for his work on the connections between science and the humanities, with a focus on complexity theory, the problem of time, and the impact of the theory of evolution on ethics. He has been president of the Classical Association of the Atlantic States, and holds a Ph.D. from the University at Buffalo.