On Friday, April 5th at 3pm at Jurow Hall, the Department of Comparative Literature will co-sponsor with the Department of Spanish & Portuguese a roundtable titled "Perpetual Antígonas: The Latin American Legacy of Antigone, Past, Present, and Future." The roundtable will be followed by a reception.
This roundtable will center on the legacy of the ancient myth of Antigone as a symbol of resilience and resistance in contemporary Latin American theater. It will place Brenda López Saiz, a Classicist from the University of Chile, and Moira Fradinger, from the Yale Comparative Literature Department, in dialogue with NYU's own Peter Meineck from Classics and Erin Mee from the Theater Department at Tisch. Julia Hernández, Visiting Professor of Spanish at NYU, will serve as moderator.
The roundtable's goal is to foster scholarly dialogue on Latin American Antigones across disciplinary and national borders while creating awareness of this important theatrical tradition within NYU's intellectual community.