Unbinding Medea signals the very different answers to medea to provoke debate that transcends individual and discipline-specific approaches to the reception of her myth from antiquity to the twenty-first century and to present interdisciplinary parameters of engagement.
Part I: Departures 1. Medea and the Mind of the Murderer 2. How Medea Moves: Versions of a Myth in Apollonius and Elsewhere 3. A Stranger in a Strange Land: Medea in Roman Republican Tragedy 4. The Representation of Medea in the Roman House Part II: Visual Pathways 5. A New Medea' in Late Medieval French Narratives 6. Changing Perceptions: Medea as Paradigm of the Ideal Marriage 7. Medea, Frederick Sandys, and the Aesthetic Moment 8. John McNaughton's Wild Things: Pop Culture Echoes of Medea in the 1990s 9. Retrospectively Medea: The Infanticidal Mother in Alejandro AmenÃ¡bar's Film The Others Part III: Theatrical Entrances 10. Revolutionary Medea 11. Transformations of Medea on the Eighteenth-Century German Stage 12. Dressing the 'Other', Dressing the 'Self' Clothing in the Medea Dramas of Euripides and Franz Grillparzer 13. Jay Scheib's The Medea as Postdramatic Performance Part IV: Appropriation and Exile 14. Three Medeas from Modern Ireland 15. Giving Birth to a New Woman: Italian Women Playwrights' Revisions of Medea 16. Myth and Ritual in The Hungry Woman: A Mexican Medea: CherrÃe Moraga's Xicana-IndÃgena Interpretation of Euripides' Medea 17. Cultural Imperialism Pasolini's and Infanticide in Medea 18. Mediation or Refraction? Marie Luise Kaschnitz's Edition and Reception of Grillparzer's Medea Part V: Laws of Containment and Disruption 19. The Maternal Contract in Beloved and Medea 20. A Thoroughly Modern Medea': The Fear of Female Insubordination in Euripides' Medea and Contemporary Legislative Policy 21. Legal Myth-Making 22. Fatal Outcomes of Fabricated or Induced Illness: A Modern Medea 23. The Medea Gene