Poetics of Democracy

How do the arts and humanities help create and sustain democracy? What do classic Greek tragedies and dramatic festivals teach us about democracy? Can contemporary theater, poetry, and philosophy contribute to modern democratic institutions, and do they? How does an attack on humanities and liberal arts education threaten democracy and what can scholars do about it?

Convening professors and graduate students in Literature, Philosophy, Theater, Political Science, and Classical Studies include Page Dubois, Monte Johnson, Marianne McDonald, Tracy Strong, Nanhee Byrnes, Rick Barrett, Lily Kelting, and Kourtney Murray.

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For more information, contact Monte Johnson at mrj001@ucsd.edu