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QU POLIS: Antigone and the Politics of Mourning
November 30, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The first session will discuss Sophocles’ classic play Antigone and how it has been interpreted. The second session will explore how the play has become a starting point for a contemporary exploration of the politicization of victimization, death, and mourning. We will discuss recent work on the politics of mourning by Jacques Derrida and Judith Butler as well as the politicization of death and mourning during the AIDS crisis, the Bush administration’s Iraq War, and Trump’s first State of the Union Address.
Lecturer: Dr. Robert Manning, Professor of Philosophy, Quincy University
Class will be held in the North Campus in Strieby, Room 323A
Classes will be November 30 and December 7
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