Helene, Europa and the politics of diversity

25 October, 5:00 pm

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 role diversity, or rather its management, does for us. And what about hybridity, marginality, non-normality?

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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