Weiner Presents, Chairs Panel
Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics Jesse Weiner presented a paper and chaired a panel on Nov. 7 during the annual meeting of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association in Portland, Ore.
He presented “Between Bios and Zoe: Sophocles’ Antigone and Agamben’s Biopolitics” as a member of a panel on Greek literature. Weiner said the essay read “Sophocles’ Antigone through the lens of Giorgio Agamben’s Homo Sacer: Sovereign Power and Bare Life, focusing on an Aristotelian binary between bios and zoe (two distinct Greek words for ‘life’) that lies at the very heart of Agamben’s biopolitics.”
Weiner also chaired a panel on Latin literature.