Ancient narrative: representation, anticipation, and teleology

Lampe, K. W. (Invited speaker)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Description

I delivered a working paper on the famous "inconsistency" in the character of Iphigenia in Euripides' tragedy, Iphigenia in Aulis. I sketched the connections of self-narration to agency, responsibility, and ethical orientation, and then discussed how recent philosophy of religion gives us a new way to appreciate the effect of Artemis' intervention in this tragedy. I suggested that divine potency is a striking example of how transcendences should make us re-think core tenets of narratology.
Period20 Jul 2016
Event typeWorkshop
LocationBristol, United Kingdom

Keywords

  • Iphigenia
  • Aulis
  • The Sacred
  • Caputo
  • Tragedy
  • Narrative
  • Meaning