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Professors provided Festival Insights

University of Edinburgh academics led literary discussion at the International Festival on Antigone and the Scottish Supernatural.

Antigone rehearsal

On 11 August, Olga Taxidou, Professor of Drama, and Douglas Cairns, Professor of Classics, discussed the significance of the play Antigone, and the special attraction of both the literary work and character for audiences, performers, philosophers and theorists.

The event was chaired by Professor Dorothy Miell, Vice Principal and Head of the College of Humanities and Social Science.

Festival Insights: Antigone again and again on International Festival website

On 17 August, Penny Fielding, Grierson Professor of English Literature, and Randall Stevenson, Professor of Twentieth-Century Literature, discussed the tradition of the Supernatural in Scottish literature.

The event was chaired by writer and theatre critic Octavian Saiu.

Festival Insights: The Scottish Supernatural on International Festival website


Professor Olga Taxidou from The University of Edinburgh appeared at the 2015 International Festival talking about about Ivo van Hove's production of Antigone, starring Juliette Binoche and translated by Anne Carson.

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Professor Dorothy Miell

Professor Olga Taxidou

Professor Douglas Cairns

Professor Penny Fielding

Professor Randall Stevenson