[SydPhil] Critical Antiquities Workshop - 'Antigone in the Americas' Book Launch

Tristan Bradshaw tristan.bradshaw at sydney.edu.au
Mon Sep 27 16:44:08 AEST 2021

Dear all,

At the next Critical Antiquities Workshop, we are pleased to be launching the book Antigone in the Americas: Democracy, Sexuality, and Death in the Settler Colonial Present<https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/K38YCMwGxOtqYXBjBtwoV0m?domain=sunypress.edu> (SUNY 2021) by Andrés Henao Castro, Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.

Andres’ book examines the theoretical reception of Antigone in the Americas while introducing, according to the book’s blurb, “decolonial rumination as a new interpretive methodology through which to approach classical texts.” In what promises to be a thrilling addition to our understanding of critical antiquities, Antigone in the Americas brings past and present together in a theoretically rich manifold to consider the way metics (resident aliens) and slaves can resituate the play within the politics of mourning and the ongoing critique of oppression in the global south.

In addition to Andrés, we will be joined by two distinguished commentators: Assistant Professor Demetra Kasimis (Political Science, University of Chicago) and Ely Orrego-Torres (Political Science, Northwestern University). The focus of discussion will be the introduction and chapter 1 from Andrés’ book. Please note, an excerpt of the introduction will be circulated to registered participants prior to the event.

The event will take place on Friday, October 8 at 11am-12:30pm (Sydney time). That translates to the following times elsewhere:

Tokyo: Friday, 9am-10:30am
Singapore: Friday, 8am-9:30am
Los Angeles: Thursday, 5-6:30pm
Mexico City: Thursday, 7-8:30pm
New York City: Thursday, 8-9:30pm

To receive a Zoom link, please sign up for Critical Antiquities Network announcements here<https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/EwkSCNLJyQU0p7koku437Ox?domain=signup.e2ma.net>. Please note, if you have already subscribed to the mailing list, you will receive the Zoom link and need not sign up again.

We hope to see you there.

Best wishes,
Tristan and Ben

Tristan Bradshaw
ARC Postdoctoral Research Fellow | Co-director, Critical Antiquities Network
The University of Sydney
Department of Classics and Ancient History
School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
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