One Man Show: Poetics and Presence in the Iliad and Odyssey

The specific virtue of solo Homeric performance has come into view: namely, the performer’s position between representation and action. The bard drifts within the space of half-acting; he does not merely alternate smoothly between narrating and enacting. Epic performance brings characters and objects into presence but also induces uncertainty as… Read more

Who Am I? (Mis)Identity and the Polis in Oedipus Tyrannus

For more than fifteen years, I have been studying the works of Sophocles. In class, in print, as well as in diverse academic settings, I have reflected on various aspects of his work. The more deeply I have immersed myself in his poetry, the more profoundly I appreciate his dramatic… Read more