Nancy Sorkin Rabinowitz, Margaret Bundy Scott Professor of Comparative Literature, presented her ongoing work to faculty of the University of California at San Diego and Friends of Classics. Her paper explored “Feminisms and Greek Tragedy: the Ambiguity of Consent” and focused on the question of why it is not an anachronism to address the topic of rape in tragedy.
Rabinowitz also gave a talk titled “The Classics in Prison: Why classicists should care about prison education” at San Diego State University. In this paper, Rabinowitz explored her work with the Medea Project in San Francisco and her work with men at the Marcy Correctional Facility in Marcy, N.Y.
The Medea Project, founded by Rhodessa Jones, uses Greek myth to create performance pieces with incarcerated women. Rabinowitz is engaged in a mini-version of the Medea Project at Marcy, focusing on the Greek tragedies of Sophocles. Her lecture was jointly sponsored by the departments of history and Classics and the program in criminal justice.