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Dr Justine McConnell
BA Camb, MPhil Bristol, PhD Lond

Offices:

Post-doctoral Researcher, Faculty of Classics
Researcher, Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama

Address:

Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama
66 St. Giles'
Oxford
OX1 3LU

Tel No: (01865) 288371
Email: justine.mcconnell@classics.ox.ac.uk

Dr Justine McConnell
Link1: http://www.apgrd.ox.ac.uk
Link2: http://www.torch.ox.ac.uk/raceresist

Profile:

Justine McConnell is a Leverhulme Postdoctoral Research Associate at the APGRD, working on the 'Performing Epic' project. In 2010-2011 she was a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Classics at Northwestern University, working on the 'Classicizing Chicago' project and teaching on Classics and cinema. Previous to that, she did her PhD at Royal Holloway, after an MPhil in English Literature at Bristol University, and a BA in Classics at Cambridge.

Research Keywords:

Classical Reception, Greek and Roman Epic, Greek Drama, postcolonial theory

Research Interests:

Justine's research focuses primarily on the reception of Classics since the nineteenth century. She is currently working on the reception of epic in performance (including theatre, opera, dance, film, and radio). Her book, Black Odysseys: The Homeric Odyssey in the African Diaspora since 1939 (OUP, 2013), developed out of her doctorate and considers creative responses to the Odyssey by anti-colonial and postcolonial writers of ultimately African descent. She is co-editor of Ancient Slavery and Abolition: from Hobbes to Hollywood (OUP, 2011) with Edith Hall and Richard Alston, and of a forthcoming volume, The Oxford Handbook of Greek Drama in the Americas, with Kathryn Bosher, Fiona Macintosh, and Patrice Rankine.

Full Publications:

Click here for a downloadable pdf of full publications:  McConnell-Publications-Mar-2014.pdf

Selected Publications:

Oxford Handbook of Greek Drama in the Americas, Kathryn Bosher, Fiona Macintosh, and Patrice Rankine (eds.), (Oxford: Oxford University Press 2014 forthcoming).

Black Odysseys: Postcolonial Responses to the Homeric Odyssey in the African Diaspora, (Oxford: Oxford University Press 2013).

'Avant-Garde Epic: Robert Wilson’s Odyssey and the Experimental Turn', Arion, Vol: 21.1, (2013), 161-174.

' ''You had to wade this deep in blood?'': Violence and Madness in Derek Walcott's The Odyssey', (Intertexts 2012), 43-56.

Ancient Slavery and Abolition: from Hobbes to Hollywood, Edith Hall and Richard Alston (eds.), (2011).