Medeas: Myth,overshadowed by ritual, archetypal, and cultural frustrations

Round Table
in French, translated into Slovene

The Medea theme, infanticide, has been one of the least favoured in feminist discussions. The accumulated archetypal, ritual, cultural frustrations, interdictions, censorship and fears have overshadowed the problem which was boldly captured by Euripides almost thirteen centuries ago. Women and motherhood, fatherhood, marriage, and their most painful sides will be re-examined, narrated and questioned in round-table discussion by Françoise Frontisi-Ducroux, Katarina Kolozova, Guandaline Sagliocco and Svetlana Slapšak.
Françoise Frontisi-Ducroux is professor at the Coll`ege de France, director at the Centre Louis Gernet (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales) in Paris, and also co-director of the Anthropology of the Ancient World program at the ISH, Ljubljana. Katarina Kolozova is a young academic from Skopje. She has translated Euripides’ ‘Medea’ into Macedonian and written about the play. The French performer Guandaline Sagliocco currently lives and works in Norway. The day before the round-table discussion she will present “The Story of the Fallen Hero”, a solo performance based on ‘Medea’. Svetlana Slapšak is co-director of the Anthropology of the Ancient World program, and co-ordinator of the Gender Studies program at the ISH, Ljubljana.

Participants: dr. Françoise Frontisi-Ducroux, Katarina Kolozova, Guandaline Sagliocco; Moderator: dr. Svetlana Slapšak

Supported by: Centre Culturel Français Ljubljana; Zavod za odprto družbo/ Open Society Institute - Slovenia; the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Macedonia; Apexchanges


Date and time of event: 
Oct 20th 15:00
Place of event: 
Cankarjev dom, E8/9