Friedrich Kittler's lecture, given in 2007 as part of the series of Mosse-Lectures, follows the recursions of Homer's Odyssey from its original transcription, coinciding with the invention of the Greek alphabet, through history. The stages of this include Virgil's Aeneid, Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy, Jean-Luc Godard's Le mèpris, and Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey. Kittler is concerned with the linkage of poetry, music, and sex from the Greeks to media- and computer-driven modernity.
In the Wake of the Odyssey
Courtney Neaveill took her degree with highest honors at the University of Missouri–Kansas City in May 2012, majoring n German history, with special focus on the history of everyday life. She is continuing with graduate work in Berlin in 2012–13 via a Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst scholarship.