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Medea is based on the myth of Jason and Medea and was first produced in 431 BC. The play centers on Medea’s murder of her two sons as an act of revenge on her husband Jason and has generated many original interpretations that include feminist, psychoanalytic, political readings. We will read the Chicago edition translated by Richmond Lattimore.

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About the lecturer(s)

John Lutz

John Lutz is Professor of English and oversees a university Division of Humanities which houses English, Philosophy, and Foreign Language.  In addition, he has led numerous initiatives such as College 101, Learning Communities, Freshman Orientation, Strategic Planning, and Outcomes Assessment. Dr. Lutz has also published numerous scholarly articles on both philosophy and literature, including a recent publication entitled  “‘Objects Insignificant to Sight’: Racial Violence and Empathy in Faulkner’s ‘Pantaloon in Black’,” The Faulkner Journal, 2023; he has consistently been honored and has won significant awards for outstanding teaching throughout his stellar career.

Lecture Details



3 lecture(s)
Day & Time

Wednesday, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

May 17, 2023
May 24, 2023
May 31, 2023