Spring 2023 Greek, Modern UN3070 section 001

Picturing Antigone

Call Number 15215
Day & Time
T 12:10pm-2:00pm
313 Pupin Laboratories
Points 3
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructors Dimitris Antoniou
Joao Pina
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description

What is it that makes Antigone, Sophocles’s tragedy from the 5th century B.C.E, such a powerful vehicle for the consideration of subjectivity, ethics, and politics in the present day? In this seminar an anthropologist and a photojournalist consider Antigone’s productivity for political analysis, philosophy, psychoanalysis, and feminist studies and consider how the play has evolved into a contemporary site for the consideration of war, fascism, ethical action, gender, democracy, and colonialism in places such as Nazi-occupied Paris, the Texas-Mexico border, “dirty-war” Argentina, apartheid South Africa, Taliban-sieged Kandahar, and Covid-striken New York. This investigation draws on a wide range of materials, including literary criticism, film, and archival photographs. Throughout the semester, students also develop familiarity with photography as a medium of inquiry, in preparation for their final projects on a modern adaptation of Antigone. 

Web Site Vergil
Department Classics
Enrollment 4 students (15 max) as of 5:06PM Friday, May 24, 2024
Subject Greek, Modern
Number UN3070
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Campus Morningside
Section key 20231GRKM3070W001