Feminist Readings of Antigone Book

Feminist Readings of Antigone

  • Author : Fanny Söderbäck
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Date : 2010-10-29
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Pages : 262
  • ISBN : 9781438432793

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New and classic essays on Antigone and feminist philosophy.

Antigone Book


  • Author : Sophocles
  • Publisher : Pioneer Drama Service, Inc.
  • Date : 1779
  • Category :
  • Pages :
  • ISBN :

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Antigone s Claim Book
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Antigone s Claim

  • Author : Judith Butler
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Date : 2002-05-23
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN : 9780231518048

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The celebrated author of Gender Trouble here redefines Antigone's legacy, recovering her revolutionary significance and liberating it for a progressive feminism and sexual politics. Butler's new interpretation does nothing less than reconceptualize the incest taboo in relation to kinship—and open up the concept of kinship to cultural change. Antigone, the renowned insurgent from Sophocles's Oedipus, has long been a feminist icon of defiance. But what has remained unclear is whether she escapes from the forms of power that she opposes. Antigone proves to be a more ambivalent figure for feminism than has been acknowledged, since the form of defiance she exemplifies also leads to her death. Butler argues that Antigone represents a form of feminist and sexual agency that is fraught with risk. Moreover, Antigone shows how the constraints of normative kinship unfairly decide what will and will not be a livable life. Butler explores the meaning of Antigone, wondering what forms of kinship might have allowed her to live. Along the way, she considers the works of such philosophers as Hegel, Lacan, and Irigaray. How, she asks, would psychoanalysis have been different if it had taken Antigone—the "postoedipal" subject—rather than Oedipus as its point of departure? If the incest taboo is reconceived so that it does not mandate heterosexuality as its solution, what forms of sexual alliance and new kinship might be acknowledged as a result? The book relates the courageous deeds of Antigone to the claims made by those whose relations are still not honored as those of proper kinship, showing how a culture of normative heterosexuality obstructs our capacity to see what sexual freedom and political agency could be.

Occupy Antigone Book

Occupy Antigone

  • Author : Katharina Pewny
  • Publisher : Narr Francke Attempto Verlag
  • Date : 2016-10-10
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Pages : 188
  • ISBN : 9783823379553

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This anthology provides some of today's most relevant views on Sophocles' classic and its many interpretations from an interdisciplinary, cross-cultural perspective. It critically investigates the work of artists and theoreticians who have occupied Antigone ever since she appeared onstage in antiquity, dealing with questions of the relationship between performance and philosophy and of how Antigone can be appropriated to criticize reigning discourses. Occupy Antigone makes an original contribution to the vibrant life the mythical figure enjoys in contemporary performance practice and theory.

The Plays and Fragments Book

The Plays and Fragments

  • Author : Sophocles
  • Publisher :
  • Date : 1900
  • Category :
  • Pages :
  • ISBN : MINN:319510023510679

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Studies in Fifth Century Thought and Literature Book

Studies in Fifth Century Thought and Literature

  • Author : Adam Parry
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Date : 1972-07-20
  • Category : History
  • Pages : 270
  • ISBN : 9780521083058

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The Heroic Temper Book
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The Heroic Temper

  • Author : Bernard M. Knox
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Date : 1964
  • Category : History
  • Pages : 209
  • ISBN : 0520049578

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The first two chapters of this book isolate and describe the literary phenomenon of the Sophoclean tragic hero. In all but one of the extant Sophoclean dramas, a heroic figure who is compounded of the same literary elements faced a situation which is essentially the same. The demonstration of this recurrent pattern is made not through character-analysis, but through a close examination of the language employed by both the hero and those with whom he contends. The two chapters attempt to present what might, with a slight exaggeration, be called the "formula" of Sophoclean tragedy. A great artist may repeat a structural pattern but he never really repeats himself. In the remaining four chapters, a close analysis of three plays, the Antigone, Philoctetes, and Oedipus at Colonus, emphasizes the individuality and variety of the living figures Sophocles created on the same basic armature. This approach to Sophoclean drama is (as in the author's previous work on the subject) both historical and critical; the universal and therefore contemporary appeal of the plays is to be found not by slighting or dismissing their historical context, but by an attempt to understand it all in its complexity. "The play needs to be seen as what it was, to be understood as what it is."

Catalogue of the Library Book

Catalogue of the Library

  • Author : Mercantile Library Association (San Francisco, Calif.)
  • Publisher :
  • Date : 1874
  • Category : Library catalogs
  • Pages : 958
  • ISBN : MINN:319510020760607

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