"Orpheus Rex," Dec. 4 Lecture at NYU's Gallatin School


Kaja Silverman, a professor of Rhetoric and Film at the University of California, Berkeley, will deliver a public lecture, “Orpheus Rex,” on Thurs., Dec. 4, 5 p.m. at New York University’s Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts (715 Broadway at Washington Place/entrance on 1 Washington Place). The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is part of the Faculty Distinguished Lecture Series at NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study. For more information, call 212.992.7766 or e-mail nd35@nyu.edu. Subways: 6 (Astor Pl.); R, W (8th St.)

In the period between 1882 and 1939, Western writers and artists began asking questions about gender: What is a woman? What is a man? How do they - and how should they - relate to each other? Surprising and profoundly enabling answers were given by Friedrich Nietzsche, Sigmund Freud, Romain Rolland, Wilhelm Jensen, Lou-Andreas Salomé, Paula Modersohn-Becker, and Rainer Maria Rilke. They found these answers by returning to Ovid’s version 500

Cannot serve request to /content/nyu/en/about/news-publications/news/2008/november/orpheus_rex_dec_4_lecture.html on this server

ApacheSling/2.2 (Day-Servlet-Engine/4.1.52, Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM 1.7.0_79, Linux 2.6.32-642.3.1.el6.centos.plus.x86_64 amd64)