Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics Jesse Weiner recently published an article titled "Antigone in Juárez: tragedy, politics, and public women on Mexico’s northern border" in Classical Receptions Journal (Oxford University Press). This essay is the first anglophone study of a Mexican rewriting of Antigone, which challenges serial violence against women and discourses of gender in Juárez.
Weiner also published an article titled "Lucretius, Lucan, and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein" in the book Classical Traditions in Science Fiction (B. Rogers and B. Stevens, eds, Oxford University Press). This essay traces Shelley's use of classical models to construct the science and ethics of necromancy in Frankenstein.
Finally, in the wake of his Frankenstein piece, Weiner delivered an invited lecture at Bryn Mawr College on Feb. 16, titled "Lucretius and Frankenstein: Ancient Atomism, Ethics, and the Birth of Sci-Fi.”