Roger Macfarlane

Colloquium: Roger Macfarlane

Date(s) - 05/17/2018
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The Wall


Roger Macfarlane, Comparative Arts & Letters, will present for the Humanities Center’s weekly colloquium on Thursday, May 17th. The presentation will be held at 3:00 PM in room 4010 JFSB.

Title: “Eurydices Deserve Better: Another Look at Adaptations of a Classical Myth”

Roger Macfarlane has enjoyed support from the Humanities Center Fellowship in pursuing adaptations of the Eurydice myth. The mythological figure of Eurydice is too often subordinated to Orpheus’ heroic enterprise, her individuality too often overlooked. When artists do remark on her role in the underworld rescue mission, the results are typically remarkable. While exploring some highlights in the reception history of this myth, we will look into issues of evaluating adaptations vs receptions and demonstrate the Online Guide to Classical Mythology in the Arts currently under development by Digital Humanities interns.

Refreshments will be served.

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