“On the Philoctetes of Sophocles: The Story of a Sickness”

“On the Philoctetes of Sophocles: The Story of a Sickness”

When: February 15, 2019

From: 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM

Richard McCombs, St. John’s College, Santa Fe
7:30 p.m. The Great Hall

This lecture is part of the Carol J. Worrell Annual Lecture Series on Literature

In the Sophoclean tragedy named after him, Philoctetes resists an offer of healing and honor, and clings to sickness, loneliness and disgrace. In his lecture, Mr. McCombs explores this diseased desire for evil and its poetic cure.