Why Antigone still matters: An interdisciplinary discussion
More than 2,500 years after it was written, Sophocles’ tragedy Antigone remains one of the most read, performed, and adapted plays in all of dramatic literature. Why is this the case?
In this lively discussion, professors from the departments of Classics, Political Science, Philosophy and Dramatic Arts explain why Antigone is not only studied in Greek tragedy courses, but is also used to explore political theory, gender dynamics and various religious and moral problems. Our panellists also reflect on why Antigone continues to resonate with audiences today, and on the play’s relevance in our current political climate, including the #MeToo movement and the rise of authoritarian populism.
Date: Oct. 31
Time: 3 to 4:15 p.m.
Location: Scotiabank Atrium of the Cairns Family Health and Bioscience Research Complex.