Electra: A Theater Scholars' Conference on Translation and Production

Conference Schedule

Scholars' Conference sponsored by the Creative Writing Program, the Martha Gano Houstoun Endowment, the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center, and the Center for Creative Work at The Honors College.

March 27, 2010, in The Honors College Commons

Session 1, 2:00-3:20pm

Welcoming Remarks: Dean Monroe (UH Honors College), j. Kastely (UH ENGLISH)

1.  “Introduction to Electra.” Casey Dué-Hackney, UH Modern & Classical Languages.

2.  “How Ancient Playwrights and Modern Directors Translate Electra to the Stage.” Mary-Kay Gamel, University of California, Santa Cruz.

--10 minute break--

Session 2, 3:30-4:30pm

3. “Electra, Hysteria and Modernity.” Richard Armstrong, UH Honors College.

4. “Electras: Translating Vengeance from Antiquity to the Present.” Tom Jenkins, Trinity University, San Antonio.

 --10 minute break--

Session 3, 4:40-5:30pm

5. Roundtable with John Harvey and Katelyn Halpern on the new Houston Electra.

Sophocles' Electra, 8:00pm

Presented by the Center for Creative Work

Wortham Theatre, UH Main Campus