Dionysiac Transformations: Gender, Violence, and Justice in Euripides' Hecuba|
Euripides' "Hecuba" dramatizes the immediate aftermath of the Trojan War, as the victorious Greeks are waiting for favorable winds in Thrace--a no-man's-land. At this liminal time and space, we witness the "civilized" victors' abuse of power and the law against their female captives and the brutal revenge of the oppressed, culminating in literal transformation and loss of human form. Working with the Greek and secondary readings, we will explore the rhetoric and morality of power, justice, and empathy, how these shift within the plot, and how the dramatic medium itself may affect the audience's sympathies.
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|Course Format: Language||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CLST)(CLST-Literature)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Euripides' Hecuba in Greek and a selection of scholarly articles on the play and on Greek drama in its original context.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Regular quizzes, midterm, final, and a presentation based on students' special interests.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Regular attendance and participation
|Instructor(s): Visvardi,Eirene Times: .M.W... 04:40PM-06:00PM; Location: DWNY200; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 10||SR major: 2||JR major: 2|| || |
|Seats Available: 5||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 2||JR non-major: 2||SO: 2||FR: 0|
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