Tragedy as an instrument of therapy for combat veterans

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27.11.2019, 18:00 -

Veranstaltungsort

AAU
N.1.71

Veranstalter

Institut für Philosophie

Kurzfassung

In his seminar lecture he focuses on the ancient Greek epics and tragedy as an instrument of therapy for combat veterans. He critically assesses a valuable methodological approach inaugurated by the American psychiatrist Jonathan Shay (1995). According to Shay, ancient Greek theater was a theater for combat veterans by combat veterans to and for combat veterans…It may have offered a form of cultural therapy for an audience traumatized by the effects of war. Shay’s approach was picked up by many American scholars who work with combat veterans either as therapists (e.g., Nancy Sherman) or as directors and organizers of reading performances (e.g., Peter Meineck, Bryan Doerries).

Vortragende(r)

Prof. Jaroslav Daneš Zur Person: Jaroslav Daneš arbeitet in der Abteilung Philosophie und Sozialwissenschaften an der Universität Hradec Králové. Früher (2016-2018) forschte er als Stipendiat der Alexander-von-Humboldt Stiftung am Institut für Klassische Philologie und Philosophie der Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg. Professor Daneš beschäftigt sich mit dem altgriechischen politischen Denken und Beziehungen zwischen Ideologie und Historiographie.

Kontakt

Univ. Prof.Dr. Alice Pechriggl [ Email: alice.pechriggl@aau.at ]