Explore the world of Enheduana
Now celebrated as the first known author in literary history, Enheduana was a princess and priestess who lived more than four thousands years ago.
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It’s not often that an author from over 4,000 years ago is in the news. But when she is, you’ll find it here.
- January 27, 2023: Performance of The ExaltationClarice Jensen’s piece The Exaltation of Inanna, which recasts the poem in musical form scored for string quartet, electric guitar, electronics, and voice, with the text sung in Sumerian, willContinue reading “January 27, 2023: Performance of The Exaltation”
- Coverage of the exhibitionThe Morgan Library exhibition attracted much exciting news coverage, including on the front page of the BBC website as well as in the New York Times, the New Yorker, Hyperallergic,Continue reading “Coverage of the exhibition”
- Collected works in English translationSophus Helle’s new book on Enheduana, to be published with Yale University Press in March 2023, is now available for preorder. It contains an English translation of her collected worksContinue reading “Collected works in English translation”