April 21, 2015

Sophocles As Educator, a lecture by Jamey Hecht, PhD

 The photo is from the 1957 film version of Oedipus Rex.

From www.jameyhecht.com:
A translator of Sophocles and Plato, Jamey Hecht has written on the disaster of 11-22-63 in the pages of Counterpunch, Media Monitors Network, Global Outlook, The Kennedy Assassination Chronicles, and www.fromthewilderness.com, where he was Senior Staff Writer from 2003 to 2006.  Hecht has spoken at conferences of both J.F.K. Lancer and C.O.P.A. (the Coalition on Political Assassinations), and edited the books Crossing the Rubicon: The Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil by Michael C. Ruppert, and Someone Would Have Talked: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy and the Conspiracy to Mislead History by Larry Hancock. Hecht has taught world literature at various universities on both coasts, and his poetry and prose have been published in a wide variety of scholarly journals and literary magazines. He earned his Ph.D. in literature at Brandeis University (1995), where he studied poetry with Frank Bidart, Allen Grossman, and Mary Baine Campbell. Dr. Hecht’s position regarding 11-22 is essentially that of theologian James W. Douglass in his heartbreaking, insightful, and well-documented recent book, JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters (Orbis Books, 2008).
Video Title: Sophocles As Educator, a lecture by Jamey Hecht, PhD. Source: Jamey Hecht. Date Published: August 22, 2013. Description: 
Lecture on Greek Tragedy in general, Sophocles and the Theban Plays in particular. Presented in 2004 as part of a NYC Hellenic Festival at the NY Public Library, under the auspices of the NY Council for the Humanities.