Antigone Reading Group
The Franklin Humanities Institute seeks participants for a Reading Group on Antigone, organized by Andrés Fabián Henao Castro, Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Castro currently holds a postdoctoral fellowship at the Academy of Global Humanities at Critical Theory and is in residence at the Franklin Humanities Institute.
The Antigone Reading Group will focus on literary and theoretical criticism of the play. Meetings will take place in the Spring of 2020 in preparation for a Fall 2020* colloquium, "Antigone's Wordings," an event in the Franklin Humanities Institute's World Arts series. The colloquium will bring together critical thinkers who have been instrumental in producing and thinking through questions of reception, adaptation, and criticism of Sophocles’ ancient tragedy.
The reading group meeting dates, times, and schedule of readings are listed below. All meetings will take place at 3-5pm in the Social Movements Lab (B189, Bay 5, Smith Warehouse).
Seventh meeting (Thursday, April 16, 2020): Kamila Shamsie’s Home Fire.
Additional questions should be emailed to Andrés Fabián Henao Castro at Andres.HenaoCastro@umb.edu.
*Due to COVID-19-related travel and event restrictions, this event will be rescheduled for the Fall of 2021.