image of a woman guiding a man through a landscape. The man has a walking stick and his eyes are shut.

Antoni Brodowski's 1828 painting Oedipus and Antigone

Newhouse Center Faculty Series: Carol Dougherty

The Question of the Foreigner in Sophocles’ Antigone
Nov 19, 2019, 4:30–6 PM
Newhouse Center for the Humanities
Free and open to the public

Newhouse Center faculty fellow Carol Dougherty explores the ways that Sophocles’ Antigone brings immigration, marriage, and burial together to destabilize Athens’ own democratic strategies for accommodating the stranger within the city in ways that resonate with contemporary issues of citizenship, mobility, and political identity.

Carol Dougherty is a professor in Comparative Literature and classical studies at Wellesley College.

Generously supported by:

the Newhouse Center for the Humanities.