My research activity focuses on the culture of democratic Athens in the fifth and fourth centuries BC as revealed by authors of drama, rhetoric, and philosophy. I am particularly interested in intergenericity and intertextuality in the ancient Greek literary tradition, and how these generate meaning in very public, as well as more private, contexts of production.
I am also
interested in the reception of texts from the Greek literary tradition in Latin
literature and in contemporary writing.
Edited (With Jeremy Rossiter) The Seasons: Greek and Roman Perspectives, a special issue of Mouseion (XLVII - Series III, Vol. 3, 2003)
(with Jeremy Rossiter) to The Seasons: Greek and Roman Perspectives,
a special issue of Mouseion (XLVII - Series III, Vol. 3, 2003) 233-235.
"The Poet at Colonus: Nightingales in Sophocles,” Mnemosyne 54, 2001, 646-658. (Netherlands).
“Silence in Sophocles,” in Siegfried Jäkel and Asko Timonen, eds. The Language of Silence. Turku, Finland, 2001. 31-40.
"An Analytical Onomasticon to the Metamorphoses of Ovid: Online Sampler" with John Bradley, Willard McCarty and Burton Wright. 1999-present. Published at http://ilex.cc.kcl.ac.uk/analyticalonomasticon/
"Quanto trepidat tumultu: Horace Odes 3.27". Forthcoming in Quaderni Urbinati di Cultura Classica. 16 pages.
Odysseus and the Democracy: the Reception of a Hero of Many Ways in Classical Athens. Monograph. Under review by the University of Toronto Press. 238 pages.
"The Homeric Hymn to Demeter and Carol Shields' Unless", under review at Classical and Modern Literature.
Kathryn Morgan: Myth and Philosophy: From the Presocratics to Plato. Phoenix LVII 3-4 (2004) 333-35.
and the Parody of the Mysteries in Plato's Symposium"
May 26, 2006. Classical
Association of Canada, Toronto. refereed.
"Death, Goodness and the Lost Daughter: The Homeric Hymn to Demeter and Carol Shields' Unless", University of Western Ontario Gender and Society Workshop. Feb. 2006.
"Socrates and Marsyas in Plato's Symposium" May 13 2005, Classical Association of Canada, Banff, Alberta. refereed.
"Death, Goodness and the Lost Daughter: The Homeric Hymn to Demeter and Carol Shields' Unless", presented at conference Penelope's Revenge. April 30-May 1, 2004. University of Calgary. Invited.
"Athenian Democracy as Trickster", Citizenship and Public Space. Annual Meeting of the Canadian Anthropology Society. May 5-9, 2004. University of Western Ontario. Contributed.
“Love and Death in Sophocles’ Trachiniae”, Brock University Annual Colloquium, March 8, 2003. Invited.
“Odysseus, Monsters, Dionysus and Democracy”, Wilfrid Laurier University, Oct. 4, 2002. Invited.
"Odysseus on the Tragic Stage," Department of Languages and Literatures, University of Guelph, 2002. Invited.
"Polyphemus in Athens," Department of Classical Studies, University of Western Ontario and Department of Classics, Dalhousie University, 2001
"Melanthius and Melantho, Children of Dolius," Homeric Contexts, University of Toronto and York University, 2000 refereed.
"Silence in Sophocles," Language and Silence, University of Turku, Finland, 2000. invited.
"A Wolf Among Lambs: Odysseus in Euripides’ Hecuba, Iphigeneia at Aulis, and Trojan Women," Classical Association of Canada, Winnipeg, 2000
"A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing: Odysseus and Animal Disguise," Appoaches to Antiquity, University of Toronto, 1997
"Quanto trepidat tumultu: Horace, Odes 3.27," Appoaches to Antiquity, University of Toronto, 1996
"The Nightingales of Sophocles," Classical Association of Canada, Montreal, 1995
"Death, Goodness and the Lost Daughter: The Homeric Hymn to Demeter and Carol Shields' Unless", UWO Faculty of Arts and Humanites Research Day, 2006
"Odysseus in Democratic Athens". UWO Faculty of Arts Research Day, 2005
"Socrates and Marsyas in Plato's Symposium" article.
"Alcibiades and the Parody of the Mysteries in Plato's Symposium" article
"Melanthius and Melantho: the children of Dolius in the Odyssey" article.