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An Afternoon with Giulia Sissa on Le Pouvoir des Femmes Dec. 2
An Afternoon with Giulia Sissa on ‘The Power of Women’ (Le Pouvoir des Femmes, Odile Jacob: Paris 2021)
Please join Giulia Sissa, Ben Brown and Tristan Bradshaw for an interview and extended conversation on the themes and arguments of Giulia’s most recent book, Le Pouvoir des Femmes, Odile Jacob: Paris 2021. Discussion will range across topics such as the body of the male citizen in democratic Athens, Aristotle’s anthropology of the feminine, queens and mothers in history and tragedy, Condorcet’s remarkable call for womens’ rights—to end up in our present post-Enlightment situation where we can again ask: is the work of a feminist critique of antiquity complete? Que peuvent les femmes?
Zoom details: https://uni-sydney.zoom.us/j/83120867395
Prof. Giulia Sissa (UCLA) is one of the most preeminent and energetic thinkers working today at the juncture of feminism, classical studies and philosophy. Her oeuvre across this terrain is prolific and extraordinary and has set the tempo for intellectual reflection on women, gender, religion, politics, and philosophy in the Ancient Greek World (and beyond) for an entire generation. Her books include seminal classics such as Greek Virginity (1990), L’ âme est un corps de femme (2000), Le Plaisir et le Mal: Philosophie de la drogue (1997), Daily Life of the Greek Gods(with Marcel Detienne, 2000), Sex and Sensuality in the Ancient World (2008) as well as scores of articles and book chapters on a vast range of topics illuminating the gendered landscape of classical antiquity. It is with great pleasure that the Critical Antiquities Network can host her at the University of Sydney.