Alastair Blanshard

Alastair J.L. Blanshard is the Head of the School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry and the Paul Eliadis Professor of Classics and Ancient History at the University of Queensland.


About Alastair Blanshard

Alastair J.L. Blanshard is the Head of the School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry and the Paul Eliadis Professor of Classics and Ancient History at the University of Queensland.


Articles about Alastair Blanshard

Articles by Alastair Blanshard

Bright Air Black

Medea Redux

'Vann’s Medea is complex, but she isn’t unique. She joins a long tradition of depicting Medea as a wild barbarian princess. Medea is always a double outsider, a woman and a foreigner. Sometimes, as with the suffragettes, her position as a representative of the female gender is stressed and Medea becomes the spokeswoman for all women. Elsewhere, including in Bright Air Black, greater emphasis is placed on her alien status.'