Greek Drama in America, 1900-1970

January 22nd and 23rd, 2010
Evans Alumni Center, Northwestern University

Conference Schedule

Friday, January 22, 2010

9- 10:20 am: Keynote Lecture

Edith Hall, Royal Holloway, University of London
Greek Drama and the Modernist Self

11am - 1:30pm: Dancing Greek Tragedies

Artemis Leontis, University of Michigan

Greek Drama and Modern Dance in the 1930s

Susan Manning, Northwestern University

Dancing Modern Desires

3 - 5:30pm: Intellectual Tragedy

Niall Slater, Emory University
Iphigenia Amongst the Ivies, 1915

Judith P. Hallett, University of Maryland, College Park
Moving and Dramatic Athenian Citizenship:
Edith Hamilton’s Americanization of Greek Tragedy

5:30 - 7pm: Dinner Reception

7 - 9:30 pm:
Showing of Brian de Palma’s Dionysus in 69

(Screening will be in the Forum Room, Multimedia Center 2nd Floor, Northwestern Library)


Saturday, January 23, 2010

10am - 12:30pm: Professional Tragedy

Karelisa Hartigan, University of Florida
America Rediscovers Greek Tragedy
Ancient Plays on the Commercial Stage: 1900-197

Vassilis Lambropoulos, University of Michigan
Eugene O’Neill’s Quest for Greek Tragedy

1:30 - 4pm: Euripides in the 1960s

Thomas Jenkins, Trinity University

Metaphor and Modernity:
Mid-Century Versions of Euripides

Shawn Sides, Rude Mechanicals Theater Company, Austin, TX
Dionysus in 69 in 09

Response by Linda Gates, Northwestern University


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Sponsored by: The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation,
Northwestern Department of Classics, and the Classical Traditions Initiative