Conference Contribution Details
Mandatory Fields
Shaughnessy, Lorna
Los hados de febrero. Visiones artisticas de la Decena Tragica
International Conference on artistic responses to the Decena Tragica.
Mexico City
Invited Lecture
Optional Fields
09-FEB-14
12-FEB-14
Drawing on Freud's trauma theory and Cathy Caruth's concept of 'unclaimed experience', this article examines Alfonso Reyes' iconic text, 'Ifigenia cruel', and the ways in which memories of the traumatic experiences of the Decena Tragica influenced Reyes' choice of subject matter, the changes he chose to make to the original myth of Iphigenia, and the characterisation of both Iphigenia and Orestes.
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