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AIAS Fellows' Seminar: Isabelle Torrance, AIAS Fellow

Tragedy and Politics. Oedipus on the Irish Stage 1926-2015

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Monday 12 June 2017,  at 14:15 - 16:15


The AIAS Auditorium, Building 1632, Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 6B, 8000 Aarhus C


Oedipus, unlike his daughter Antigone or brother-in-law Creon, is not a figure frequently associated with political discourse. This seminar will present significant Irish adaptations of Sophocles’ Oedipus plays and will argue that they reflect the political concerns of the eras which produced them, from the new Irish Republic to post-Celtic Tiger Ireland.      

Short bio

Isabelle Torrance has published four books and numerous articles on Greek tragedy, literature, and its reception in various cultural contexts. Her current project at AIAS examines the way Irish adaptations of Greek tragedy reflect the immediate political concerns of the years in which they were produced. 

Isabelle Torrance's project at AIAS

What is a Fellows' Seminar?

The AIAS Fellows' Seminar is a session of seminars held by the AIAS fellow or by other speakers proposed by the fellows. In each seminar, one fellow will present and discuss his/her current research and research project, closing off with a question and discussion session.

All seminars are held in English and open to the public. Registration to the seminar is not necessary. Read more about the AIAS Fellows' Seminar here.