PMA 2652

PMA 2652

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2023-2024.

This course introduces students to ancient Greek drama, with a particular focus on the genre of tragedy and its relation to the cultural, political, and performance context of Athens in the 5th century BC. Students will read plays by Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides in English translation and explore how they address key themes such as gender, racialization, slavery, war, mourning, trauma, empathy, and justice. Students will also study how contemporary artists, writers, and communities have adapted and restaged Greek drama, transforming and animating these ancient scripts across various media (theater, film, literature, etc.) to speak to complex and urgent social issues today (e.g., state/institutional violence; sexual violence; racism and xenophobia; queer bodies and desires; mental health; disability and caregiving).

When Offered Spring.

Breadth Requirement (HB)
Distribution Category (ALC-AS, LA-AS)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: CLASS 2652FGSS 2652

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 20159 PMA 2652   SEM 101

    • MW White Hall 106
    • Jan 22 - May 7, 2024
    • Lambert, C

  • Instruction Mode: In Person