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A Conversation with Dr. Katherine Schwab about 21st Century Women and Ancient Greek Tragedy at Fairfield University, Sept. 14, 2017

September 14, 2017


“Why drive myself crazy,” I thought when I looked at the packet of information Katherine Schwab sent to me about the events coming to Fairfield University for 21st Century Women and Ancient Greek Tragedy. So I won’t. Here are the opening paragraphs with all the pertinent information:

21st Century Women and Ancient Greek Tragedy
Fall 2017 Humanities Institute—Quick Center Partnership

       This is a Festival of 21st century women—visual and performing artists, students, scholars, and the larger Fairfield community—responding to Ancient Greek Tragedy in 2017. It is a four-part series of performance, scholarship, and discussion, to be presented in the Kelley Theatre and Wien Black Box Theatre at the Quick Center as the fall semester Global Theatre: A Performance Series. The coordinators are Dr. Marti LoMonaco, Visual & Performing Arts/Theatre, Dr. Katherine Schwab, Visual & Performing Arts/Art History and Classical Studies, and Dr. Sara Brill, Philosophy and Classical Studies.
The Festival is a lively, engaging mode of Core Integration across multiple disciplines— Art History, Classical Studies, English and Comparative Literature, Film, History, Humanitarian Action, JUHAN, Peace and Justice, Philosophy, Studio Art, Theatre, Visual and Performing Arts, and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies—that, via its four extra-curricular programs at the Quick Center, also provides excellent living and learning opportunities for residential college, FYE, and students involved in all aspects of the programs. As a featured part of the Quick Center’s Fall Programming, the Festival will also reach the wider university and local communities. Hence, our goal is to engage a wide range of people in the relevance of Ancient Greek Tragedy to contemporary lives, particularly in the challenges faced by women today, which are all too similar to those depicted by male tragedians 2500 years ago.


Dr. Katherine Schwab

There are four components of the Festival:

1) Iphigenia: Book of Change and Dr. Elise Kermani Tuesday, October 3, 5:00 PM, Kelley Theatre, Quick Center. CLICK HERE for more information.


2) Antigone and Theatre Fairfield
Wednesday through Sunday, October 25-29 for 6 performances, Wien Black Box
Theatre, Quick Center (Oct. 25-28 at 8:00 PM and Oct. 28-29 at 2:00 PM). CLICK HERE for more information. 3) Feminism & Greek Tragedy
Thursday, November 2, 5:00 PM, Wien Black Box Theatre, Quick Center. CLICK HERE for more information. 4) Ellen McLaughlin—Keynote address
Thursday, November 2, 8:00 PM, Wien Black Box Theatre, Quick Center. CLICK HERE for more information.41bufzqGruL

CLICK HERE for information about Classics Colloquium: Elise Kermani Film Screening + Talk at Columbia University Friday, October 6, 2017.

CLICK HERE for information about Iphigenia: Book of Change on Facebook.

CLICK HERE to listen to an Interview with Elise Kermani on KXLU – 1/20/2016.

CLICK HERE to read a review of Kermani’s “Iphigenia: Book of Change”.

CLICK HERE for a profile of Katherine Schwab.

CLICK HERE for information about An Archaeologist’s Eye: The Parthenon Drawings of Katherine A. Schwab.

CLICK HERE to read an article about her drawings of the metopes in the new Acropolis Museum as part of the permanent collection.

Please tune in tonight at 7pm to my radio program Graffiti to listen to my conversation with Katherine Schwab on Hellenic Public Radio/CosmosFM, WNYE, 91.5 fm. Or listen on-line at the CosmosFM website. Or use the CosmosFM TuneIn app on your smart device.

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