Month: April 2014

(23 April 2014) Islam or Islamism: Bulgarian projections by Prof. Evgenia Ivanova

When:   23 April 2014, 19:00
Where:  Sofia University Rectorate, lecture hall 224 (hall America for Bulgaria).

This lecture is an attempt to derive the image of the Islamic terrorist, sketched by West-European and American researchers, within Bulgarian reality.

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(9 April 2014) The Hero and the Monster. The Idea of Political Power in the Classic Tragedy and its Modern Interpretations by Prof. Boyan Manchev

When:   09 April, 2014, 19:00
Where:  Sofia University Rectorate, lecture hall 224 (hall America for Bulgaria)
The lecture will explore the idea of the political community in Ancient Greece while focusing on pieces of classical tragedies and in particular on Sophocles’ ”Oedipus the King.” Sophocles’ interpretation of the myth for Oedipus will be examined as a political text, which implies a particular thesis about the political power. The goal of the analysis is to contribute both to the initial structural characteristics of the European idea about politics and to the uncovering of the mythical models, which contribute to the idea’s formation.

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