Murder Most Female

Murder Most Female: Medea, Clytemnestra, and Victorian Visions of Vengefulness

An online talk by Dr Melissa Gustin, The University of York

An introduction will be carried out by Dr Laura Eastlake of Edge Hill University who curated our Fatal Attraction exhibition.

This talk will look at two of the most famous murderesses in ancient literature, Medea and Clytemnestra, and their Victorian images – in painting, sculpture, and on stage. How do these nineteenth-century reimagining’s of wronged and revenging women play with ancient versions of the same stories?

Clytemnestra (c. 1880) by John Bevington. Atkinson Art Gallery Collection.

These online talks are free, however booking is required before 11am on the morning of the talk. The talks will be presented using Zoom. You will receive an email invitation to join a Zoom meeting just after 11am on the morning of the talk.

Donations to The Atkinson Development Trust are welcomed and can be made when you book your ticket.

A recording of the talk will be available to watch online one week after the first presentation.


Joining a Zoom meeting is quick and easy!

You will receive an email invitation to join a Zoom meeting. Open your email invitation and click the ‘join Zoom meeting’ link. You will then be prompted to either ‘download & run Zoom’ or ‘launch from your browser’. If the host has not yet started the meeting, a message will appear and you will be ‘let in’ when the host starts the meeting. If the host has already started the meeting you will automatically join the group. You are not required to have/turn on your own video and audio, unless you wish to do so. The Atkinson is unable to offer technical support to participants.