Presentation Title

Antigone Beyond Kreon

Presenter Information

Adam Hill, Marshall UniversityFollow

Document Type

Panel Presentation

Keywords

Antigone, gender, Sophocles

Biography

Adam is a humanities student at Marshall University.

Major

Philosophy, Latin

Advisor for this project

Dr. Christina Franzen

Start Date

20-4-2018 10:45 AM

End Date

20-4-2018 12:00 PM

Abstract

In Sophocles' Antigone, Antigone is conventionally interpreted as an agent of rebellion against the patriarchal system represented by Kreon. This presentation uses a short exchange between the two characters to argue that this interpretation is itself beholden to Kreon's philosophy, the mode of opposition constituted by the laws of the polis, and that Antigone does not rebel against this system but transcends it, establishing her own oikos in death.

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Apr 20th, 10:45 AM Apr 20th, 12:00 PM

Antigone Beyond Kreon

In Sophocles' Antigone, Antigone is conventionally interpreted as an agent of rebellion against the patriarchal system represented by Kreon. This presentation uses a short exchange between the two characters to argue that this interpretation is itself beholden to Kreon's philosophy, the mode of opposition constituted by the laws of the polis, and that Antigone does not rebel against this system but transcends it, establishing her own oikos in death.