Event Title

Anarchism and Masculinity in Homer’s Iliad & Doran’s Troilus and Cressida

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Session

Department of English

Event Website

https://www.andrews.edu/services/research/research_events/conferences/urs_honors_poster_symposium/index.html

Start Date

3-26-2021 2:20 PM

End Date

3-26-2021 2:40 PM

Department

English

Description

This interdisciplinary project employs political philosophy from Stirner, Hobbes, and Nozick to conceptualize the masculinities and politics present in Homer’s Iliad and Doran’s Troilus and Cressida. By observing the one-to-one, male-male dominance hierarchies present in Homer’s text, Stirner’s Ego aptly explains Achilles’ rejection of these aforementioned hierarchies. Similarly, Doran’s RSC production draws inspiration from Mad Max: Fury Road, which opens the play up to Hobbesian state of nature theory and subsequently Nozick’s theory of protective associations. Fundamentally, this political philosophy guides a larger discourse regarding the RSC’s treatment of heroic masculinities and its consequences for the RSC’s younger, male audience.

Acknowledgments

Advisor: Monique Pittman

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Mar 26th, 2:20 PM Mar 26th, 2:40 PM

Anarchism and Masculinity in Homer’s Iliad & Doran’s Troilus and Cressida

This interdisciplinary project employs political philosophy from Stirner, Hobbes, and Nozick to conceptualize the masculinities and politics present in Homer’s Iliad and Doran’s Troilus and Cressida. By observing the one-to-one, male-male dominance hierarchies present in Homer’s text, Stirner’s Ego aptly explains Achilles’ rejection of these aforementioned hierarchies. Similarly, Doran’s RSC production draws inspiration from Mad Max: Fury Road, which opens the play up to Hobbesian state of nature theory and subsequently Nozick’s theory of protective associations. Fundamentally, this political philosophy guides a larger discourse regarding the RSC’s treatment of heroic masculinities and its consequences for the RSC’s younger, male audience.

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