"Queering Myth: Oedipus in Antiquity & Today"
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About the Event
Previous participation and previous knowledge not required.
Why is Oedipus by Sophocles an essential reference today? How is Oedipus represented in today’s world? Can we read and recognize a homoerotic desire in Oedipus?
In this reading group, we will comment on how Oedipus represents both rationality and animality. We will first read and talk about Oedipus the King by Sophocles, then we will study Señora de la Pinta by the Chicano author Law Chavez. We will discuss the homoerotic perspective of the Oedipean myth presented by Chavez. We will analyze Chavez’s concept of “dramatic bitch” within his plays and through specific characters.
Our main goal is to have a closer reading and understanding of the Sophoclean play as well as to know and comprehend the contemporary and homoerotic versions of this millenary myth used to talk about current issues.
Participants only need to register for each SASA Reading Group once. Once you RSVP you will receive a Confirmation Email, where you will find a link to the Live Syllabus for the Reading Group; with Zoom Meeting links, reading links, info on your Educational Ambassadors, and more!
Day/Time: Mondays @ 11 am EDT
Starting: July 26th
Ending: August 9th
If you did not receive an email after RSVPing, please check your spam folder for a confirmation email with links and info.