Interrogating Antigone in Postmodern Philosophy and Criticism

Hardcover | September 28, 2010

EditorS. E. Wilmer, Audrone Zukauskaite

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Antigone has become a major figure in current cultural discourse thanks to the late twentieth-century interpretations by such controversial theorists as Lacan, Derrida, Irigaray, Zizek, and Judith Butler. This collection of articles by distinguished scholars from a variety of intellectualdisciplines (including philosophy, psychoanalysis, feminism, theatre, and the classics) provides a postmodern perspective on the ethical and political issues raised by this ancient text and recent theatrical productions. The contributors provide an array of perspectives on a female figure whoquestions the role of the patriarchal state.

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Antigone has become a major figure in current cultural discourse thanks to the late twentieth-century interpretations by such controversial theorists as Lacan, Derrida, Irigaray, Zizek, and Judith Butler. This collection of articles by distinguished scholars from a variety of intellectualdisciplines (including philosophy, psychoanalysi...

S. E. Wilmer is Head of the School of Drama, Film, and Music at Trinity College Dublin. Dr. Audrone Zukauskaite is Senior Researcher at the Culture, Philosophy, and Arts Research Institute, Vilnius.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:450 pagesPublished:September 28, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Introduction1. Philosophy and Politics1. Tina Chanter: Antigone's Political Legacies: Abjection in Defiance of Mourning2. Cecilia Sjoholm: Naked Life: Arendt and the Exile at Colonus3. Audrone Zukauskaite: Biopolitics: Antigone's Claim4. Eugene O'Brien: The Body Politic: The Ethics of Responsibility and the Responsibility of Ethics2. Psychoanalysis and the Law5. Terry Eagleton: Lacan's Antigone6. Mark Griffith: Psychoanalysing `Antigone'7. Calum Neill: One Amongst Many: The Ethical Significance of `Antigone' and the Films of Lars Von Trier8. Ahuvia Kahane: `Antigone', Antigone: Lacan and the Structure of the Law9. Judith Fletcher: Sophocles' `Antigone' and the Democratic Voice10. Klaas Tindemans: `Antigone' and the Law: Legal Theory and the Ambiguities of Performance3. Gender and Kinship11. Luce Irigaray: Antigone: Between Myth and History/Antigone's Legacy12. Bracha Ettinger: Antigone with(out) Jocaste13. Liz Appel: Autochthonous Antigone: Breaking Ground14. Isabelle Torrance: Antigone and her Brother: What Sort of Special Relationship?15. Martina Meyer: Reclaiming Femininity: Antigone's 'Choice' in Art and Art History4. Translations, Adaptations, and Performance16. Deborah Roberts: Reading `Antigone' in Translation: Text, Paratext, Intertext17. Sean Kirkland: Speed and Tragedy in Cocteau and Sophocles18. Erika Fischer-Lichte: Politicizing `Antigone'19. Florencia Nelli: From Ancient Greek Drama to Argentina's `Dirty War'. `Antigona Furiosa': on Bodies and the State20. Astrid van Weyenberg: Revolutionary Muse: Femi Osofisan's `Tegonni: An African Antigone'21. S. E. Wilmer: Performing `Antigone' in the Twenty-First Century