AIAS Friday talk: FEAR and the Dionysiac
Isabelle Torrance and Jessica Wiskus
Info about event
The AIAS Hall, Building 1630, Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 6B, 8000 Aarhus C
Taking Dionysus (the ancient Greek god of wine and altered states) as a point of departure, we will discuss the Dionysiac in antiquity and beyond, exploring mythical, theatrical, and poetic accounts of transgression, violence, and rebirth. A focus point will be the work of the poet Federico García Lorca (and his treasured essay on the Dionysiac figure of the duende) as a means of investigating the temporality of fear in its relation to embodied artistic expression. Featuring a varied format with short presentations, film clips, demonstrations, and (naturally) the imbibing of wine, the event promises to inspire participants towards a re-thinking of the creative potential of fear.
Context: FEAR - UBIAS Topic of the Year
This event is part of the 'FEAR' 2017 Topic of the Year for UBIAS. UBIAS is a global network for University-based Institutes for Advanced Study, at present encompassing 37 institutes, currently with AIAS as the coordinating institute of the network.
Besides this event, AIAS fellows and collaborators are organizing a series of events to address the topic of FEAR in various formats and through the whole year of 2017. See here:
- AIAS Panel debate: FEAR in a Post-Factual World, 15 May 2017, 14:15-16:30
- AIAS Conference: FEAR: Brain, Behaviour, Society, 4-5 December 2017