Helene, Europa and the politics of diversity

On Demand

45 minsAdultPWYD

Discussion | Literature & Poetry, Politics, Society, The Arts

Discuss big questions of politics through stories from Greek mythology with you in the role of the insightful and majestic chorus.

Session 4 of 4 turns to Helene, the most beautiful woman in the world, and the cause of the most horrendous war in her world; and Europa, a middle eastern princess who might teach us a thing or two about Europe’s multifaceted margins. As the chorus learns more about these characters, it may reflect on the role diversity, or rather its management, offers  us. And what about hybridity, marginality, non-normality?

What is a Greek chorus? Watch this short video from Frankie Lowe on Vimeo.

Watch the recording of this live public event held on

25 October 2020 at IF Oxford

 

Kalypso Nicolaïdis is Professor of International Relations at Oxford University and a Governing Body Fellow at the European Studies Centre, St Antony’s College.

Her contribution to the festival draws on her last book (Exodus, Reckoning, Sacrifice: Three Meanings of Brexit).

 

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