Department Colloquium: Ava Shirazi (Haverford) "Painting and Pose in Aeschylus and Beyond "

Thursday, September 15, 2022 - 4:45pm to 6:15pm

402 Cohen Hall, 249 South 36th St.

*4:15-4:45 pm: Coffee and cookies in Cohen Hall 2nd Floor Lounge. All are welcome.

Speaker: Ava Shirazi, Assistant Professor, Haverford College

Title:  "Painting and Pose in Aeschylus and Beyond "

Abstract: This paper explores painting and gesture in Aeschylus’ Agamemnon, in particular the way in which the two are linked to personhood and erasure. An explication of a key passage also leads to broader discussions about the connection between stagecraft and other artistic traditions of the time.