Classics and Ancient History seminar: Special Event: Remembering Kevin H. Lee
Special Event: Remembering Kevin H. Lee on the 20th anniversary of his passing
Professor Sheila Murnaghan | University of Pennsylvania
The Singularity of the Tragic Day
No form of literature is so closely identified with a particular span of time as tragedy is with the single fateful day. By the second half of the fifth century, tragedy’s association with the decisive day of consequential change was so strong that it served as a kind of signature for the genre, as can be seen in certain paratragic moments in comedy. Within tragedy itself, the single day was both embraced and, at times, critiqued and complicated, whether to acknowledge the artificiality of the tragic plot, or to reveal continuities of character or situation that resist temporal disruption, or to dramatize the stories of exceptional individuals who transcend normal human limits.
The Department of Classics and Ancient History hosts a lively departmental research seminar series. Everyone is welcome to attend.
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Seminar Series convenors:
Louise Pryke and Emma Barlow
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The Department of Classics and Ancient History is part of the School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry (SOPHI).