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Ergebnisanzeige "Women on the Verge: Medea and Other Exiles of the Tragic Stage"
RessourcentypKonferenzen, Tagungen, Kolloquien
TitelWomen on the Verge: Medea and Other Exiles of the Tragic Stage
BeschreibungWomen on the Verge: Medea and Other Exiles of the Tragic Stage

International Conference at the University of Chicago
April 10 to 12, 2008

www.women-on-the-verge.net

Medea is the quintessential exile: a princess who flees her
native Colchis; a pariah in Kreon's Corinth; a daughter who
betrays and leaves her family; a wife shunned by her
husband; a woman and a foreigner excluded from the realm of
the law. Displacement and its consequences are at the heart
of Euripides' rendition of the story, which begins with the
Nurse's lament over the plight of the exile and concludes
with Medea once again on the road, this time aboard the
chariot of the sun.

Medea radicalizes aspects of womanhood in ways that put it
ever on the verge of flipping into masculinity. We may see
her as a woman who, from outside of the (masculine) law,
tries to act with a (female) power that goes beyond this
law. Or we may see this power, which ultimately destroys her
as mother, as incompatible with femininity. Similar traits
and tensions can be found in other tragic female characters
in the Greek, Latin, and Judeo-Christian literary traditions.

Examining the career of Medea from Euripides and Seneca
through Corneille and Grillparzer to Heiner Müller, and
placing her in the company of other tragic heroines, “Women
on the Verge” will explore questions of transgression,
exile, and female power from a transdisciplinary perspective.


THURSDAY APRIL 10 - FULTON RECITAL HALL

2:00-3:15
Albrecht Koschorke (Konstanz)
Female Eroticism and Male Friendship in 17th-Century Drama:
The Fate of Sophonisbe

3:45-4:45
Barbara Vinken (Munich)
What Does a Woman Want? Medea and Patriarchy.

4:45-5:45
David Wray (Chicago)
'Toute méchante qu'elle est': Stoic Moral Perfectionism and
Corneille's Senecan "Médée"


FRIDAY, APRIL 11 - CLASSICS 110

10:00-11:00
Glenn W. Most (Pisa/Chicago)
Four Ways to Misunderstand Euripides' "Medea"

11:00-12:00
Edith Hall (London)
Medea and the Law of Homicide, Ancient and Modern

2:00-3:00
Frauke Berndt (Frankfurt am Main)
Imaginatio Christi: Female Negotiations in Gryphius

3:00-4:00
Juliane Vogel (Konstanz)
Raptus: Female Speech in Uncomfortable Places

4:30-5:30
Françoise Meltzer (Chicago)
Theories of Desire: Antigone Again

5:30-6:30
Christiane Frey (Chicago)
The Anomie of Female Power in Grillparzer and Anouilh


SATURDAY, APRIL 12 - CLASSICS 110

10:00-11:00
Yvonne Wübben (Berlin)
Women on the Verge: Female Psychosis in Drama and Psychiatry
around 1900

11:00-12:00
Robert Buch (Chicago)
Medeamachine: Aporias and Apologetics of Violence in Heiner
Müller

2:00-3:00
Sladja Blazan (New York)
Hollywood's Medeas and the Ghost Genre in the 1940s

3:00-4:00
David J. Levin (Chicago)
Elektra's Loneliness (Zurich Opera, 2005)

4:30-5:30
Pamela Pascoe (Chicago)
MAD: A Performance Installation


Organized by Christiane Frey, Thomas Bartscherer, Frauke
Berndt

SPONSORS

Bosch Foundation
Center for Interdisciplinary Research on German Literature
and Culture
Department of Classics
Department of Comparative Literature
Department of Germanic Studies
Department of Music
Division of the Humanities
France Chicago Center
Franke Institute for the Humanities
Master of Arts Program in the Humanities
Office of the Provost
Philip and Ida Romberg Fund
Program in Poetry and Poetics


Christiane Frey
Assistant Professor
The University of Chicago
Department of Germanic Studies
1050 E. 59th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
chrfrey@uchicago.edu


Quelle der BeschreibungInformation des Anbieters
Internetadressehttp://h-net.msu.edu/cgi-bin/logbrowse.pl?trx=vx&list=H-Germanistik&mo...
VeranstaltungsortChicago
Beginn10.04.2008
Ende12.04.2008
PersonName: Christiane Frey 
Funktion: Kontakt 
E-Mail: chrfrey@uchicago.edu 
KontaktdatenName/Institution: The University of Chicago, Department of Germanic Studies 
Strasse/Postfach: 1050 E. 59th Street 
Stadt: Chicago, IL 60637 
LandVereinigte Staaten von Amerika
BenutzerführungEnglisch
SchlüsselbegriffeGenderforschung; Komparatistik (Kulturvergleich, Interkulturelle Literaturwissenschaft); Theater (Aufführungspraxis)
Klassifikation05.00.00 Deutsche Literaturgeschichte > 05.09.00 Gattungen und Formen > 05.09.02 Drama; 05.00.00 Deutsche Literaturgeschichte > 05.11.00 Stoffe. Motive. Themen
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