Is Seneca’s Medea a story of vulnerability? This paper aims to read the tragedy through the concept of vulnerability as a relational and intersubjective model. In this perspective, vulnerability can serve not only as review of Stoic issues on moral behaviour, but also as recognition of subjects (and characters) exposed in the self-other relations, whose personal identity, and autonomy, is challenged and wounded. This concept of vulnerability provides a powerful lens for posing ethical questions and for exploring, once again, how Senecan drama works.
|Number of pages||30|
|Journal||DIONYSUS EX MACHINA|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|