WGSS 373
Antigone Spring 2015
Division II Writing Skills
Cross-listed PSCI 373 / WGSS 373 / PHIL 373
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Two and a half millennia of commentary and reinterpretation of Sophocles’ Antigone have placed her at the center of debates in philosophy, law, ethics and politics. As a young woman who publicly defies the law in order to bury a brother who died fighting against his own city, Antigone becomes the target and the inaugurator of critical debates about agency and fate, individuality and membership, traditional versus civic religion, speech and silence, gender and the public-private distinction in political thought. Does Sophocles’ character open up critical inquiry into some of the most important categories of ethical and political thought, as many commentators have claimed, or does the tragedy of Antigone instead reinforce traditional notions of filial duty, kinship ties, gendered citizenship, the place of women, and the nature of authority? Who was Antigone then, and who could she become today as the production and reception of the play move into more global and experimental territory?
The Class: Format: seminar and four weeks of tutorial
Limit: 19
Expected: 19
Class#: 3703
Grading: OPG
Requirements/Evaluation: two 5-page tutorial papers, two 2-page commentaries on tutorial partner's paper, 6 short critical response essays for seminar meetings, and regular attendance and participation
Extra Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis
Prerequisites: demonstrated background in political theory, philosophy, feminist and gender theory, and/or critical theory
Enrollment Preferences: demonstrated background in political theory, philosophy, feminist and gender theory, and/or critical theory
Distributions: Division II Writing Skills
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
PSCI 373 Division II WGSS 373 Division II PHIL 373 Division II
Attributes: PSCI Political Theory Courses
WGSS Theory Courses

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