Doctor of Philosophy in Classics (PhD)
Disability Theatre and Roman Comedy
I am interested in Greek and Roman poetry and its receptions, and most of my scholarship has focused on ancient theatre. I look at how genre and structure (including metre and other formal elements) can shape a literary work and how it is perceived and understood by its original audience, and by subsequent audiences. My research falls into four broad categories: Greek and Roman Theatre and Stagecraft; Ancient Performance Traditions; Performance, Translation, and Adaptation; Popular Culture and the Reception of Classical Literature. All of these areas can provide material for intelligent and interested graduate students in Classics and related fields. Current and previous students have worked on fragmentary Greek comedy, literary representations of slavery, and medical terminology in poetry (at the doctoral level), and Alciphron, Heliodorus, and Old Norse translations of Roman History (at the MA level).
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