Reading Group on Antigone (Spring 2020)

Juan Manuel Echavarria, Réquiem NN (2006-2013). Reproduced with permission from the artist.

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 Reading Group on Antigone will focus on literary and theoretical criticism of the play. Readings may include G. W. F. Hegel, Luce Irigaray, Jacques Lacan, Jacques Derrida, Judith Butler, Kamila Shamsie, and Anne Carson, and others.

Meetings will take place in the Spring of 2020 in preparation for a Fall 2020 colloquium, "Antigone's Wordlings," 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.

Faculty, visiting scholars and fellows, staff, graduate and undergraduate students, and non-Duke affiliates interested in joining the Reading Group on Antigone are invited to complete the following survey on their availability in the Spring of 2020, and to select the texts they're most interested in reading and discussing.

Take the survey

Additional questions should be emailed to Andrés Fabián Henao Castro at