Antigone Working Group

The Antigone Working Group is organized around three sequential activities - an Antigone Reading Group (Spring 2020), which focuses on literary and theoretical criticism of the play; an Antigone Film Series (Fall 2020), a curated set of global films that take up the themes of political violence and contested burials in ways that resonate with the ancient tragedy; and finally, a colloquium, Antigone's Worldings, which will bring together critical thinkers who have been instrumental in producing and thinking through questions relating to the reception, adaptation, and criticism of Sophocles’ ancient tragedy. Originally scheduled for the Fall of 2020, this colloquium has been rescheduled to the Fall of 2021 due to COVID-19-related travel and event restrictions.

The Antigone Working Group is organized by Andrés Fabián Henao Castro, Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts Boston and 2018-2020 Postdoctoral Fellow at the Academy of Global Humanities and Critical Theory, a partnership between Duke University, the University of Bologna (UNIBO), and the University of Virginia.

Questions should be emailed to Andrés Fabián Henao Castro at

Image of artwork in the form of a mausoleum with individually decorated squares
Juan Manuel Echavarria, Réquiem NN (2006-2013). Reproduced with permission from the artist.