"Oedipus in America", (Patrice Rankine, 30/6/2022). Σεμινάριο Κέντρου Ερεύνης της Ελληνικής και Λατινικής Γραμματείας

Το Κέντρο Ερεύνης της Ελληνικής και Λατινικής Γραμματείας της Ακαδημίας Αθηνών, στο πλαίσιο του μηνιαίου σεμιναρίου του (Ethnicity, Race & the Classics), σας προσκαλεί στη διαδικτυακή διάλεξη:

Patrice Rankine (Professor of Classics, University of Chicago):

Oedipus in America

Πέμπτη, 30 Ιουνίου, 5.00-7.00 μμ



Particularly as it pertains to the Black American subaltern, I am interested in modern and contemporary performances of Oedipus in the United States – primarily Sophocles’ famous titular play, but also as interpreted from Oedipus at Colonus and even such plays as Euripides’ Phoenician Women. Although the topic is potentially an unruly one, I specifically explore the modern political turn in American theater and what this means for Oedipus, broadly but more immediately the possibility of a Black American Oedipus. Knottier than the political or apolitical designation, Oedipus in America becomes an uncannily religious affair, as we see in the examples of Lee Breuer and Bob Telson’s Gospel at Colonus (1984) and Rita Dove’s Darker Face of the Earth (1996). This religious turn is at the heart of the deeper meaningfulness of Oedipus in America, the ongoing work of myth to grapple with the fateful problems implicit in the original Sophoclean performance. 


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