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Hi-Ho, the Glamorous Life: Forewarned is Forearmed

Warning: Incoming Marissa Skud-missle.

One of the hot topics du jour is trigger warnings, but many of the arguments I read, both pro and con, strike me as arguments in bad faith. 1,081 more words

Marissa Skudlarek

A Little Inspiration

We have known what it is to be hated. We have known,
dwelling beneath the earth, the contempt of men and the gods, too, for our ancient wisdom.

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Writing Life

You will scream...

Here are the women with ancient
anger in their veins and the cruelty
of a goddess in their hearts.

You will beg before her, you… 38 more words


Necessity and Hysteria 6

Chapter 6

The Artist as Sophist

There is another side to Odysseus, that of the wandering sophist. Beginning from this aspect of the hero, we can identify the characteristic by which Baudelaire is corrupted and undone, as once his ancestor Euripides too suffered condemnation at the hands of a judging god. 4,873 more words

French Poetry

Closing in.

Lately, I have shared a great deal about directing David Adjmi’s Elective Affinities in preparation for the Edinburgh Festival. Now I’m going to let you in on my other work-in-progress. 789 more words


Leisure, Work and Child-Sacrifice: Two Fragments from Ennius' Lost Iphigenia

Ennius’ Iphigenia was certainly modeled on Euripides’ Iphigenia on Aulis. But that in no way keeps the fragments from being their own creations….

232-234 Agamemnon… 234 more words


MEDEA: Let be. Until it is done words are unnecessary.

Experiential representative of the unspeakable, or misogynist construct? Embodiment of chaos that refuses to be excluded, or miner of the individual-political conundrum where the semiotic and the symbolic order meet, or all of the above?  656 more words

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