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Peter Euben: “Women of Melos”
March 7, 2012 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm | Stevenson Fireside Lounge
The Cultural Studies Colloquium Series Presents:
Emeritus Research Professor, Political Science and Classical Studies,
Kenan Distinguished Faculty Fellow Emeritus, Duke University
“Women of Melos”
Although the Melian Dialogue is not much of a dialogue, it is anointed as the foundation of political realism. The paper argues that realism is delusional and defeating. The more inclusive dialogue in Euripides’ The Trojan Women juxtaposes the language of power, war and empire with loss, hopelessness and what Saïd called “the crippling sorrow of estrangement.”
The Center for Cultural Studies hosts a weekly Wednesday colloquium featuring work by faculty and visitors. The sessions consist of a 30-40 minute presentation followed by discussion. We gather at noon, with presentations beginning at 12:15 PM. Participants are encouraged to bring their own lunches; the Center provides coffee, tea, and cookies.
ALL COLLOQUIA ARE IN HUMANITIES 210.