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I work on the aesthetics and socio-political contextualizability of archaic and classical Greek literature, and of lyric poetry in particular. My first book, Bacchylides: Politics, Performance, Poetic TraditionLink opens in a new window, sought to rehabilitate the reputation of this underappreciated poet by situating his work in the ethnic, political, and cultural milieu of early classical Greece; I have also recently edited a collection of essays discussing the interrelation between poetry and culture on the Greek island of Aegina in the 5th century BC: Aegina: Contexts for Choral Lyric Poetry. Myth, History, and Identity in the Fifth Century BCLink opens in a new window. Pindar's Eyes: Visual and Material Culture in Epinician Poetry, was published by Oxford University Press in 2017. A book-length survey of lyric scholarship, Greek Lyric of the Archaic and Classical Periods: From the Past to the Future of the Lyric SubjectLink opens in a new window, has recently been published by Brill Classics as issue 1 of their Research Perspectives in Classical Poetry. Other recent articles investigate the world-creating powers of Greek lyric poetry, and the literary-historical background to Timotheus' Persae.

Current interests include exploration of the relation between the modalities of Greek lyric form, phenomenology and environmental philosophy, 20th- and 21st-century literature and thought, and modern art, including both conceptual sculpture and the medium of photography: at least one project is emerging here.

I am a member of a Greek Poetry and Poetics international research group, bringing together like-minded scholars with interests in Greek literature and thought, comparative literature, and critical theory, and a member of the Network for the Study of Archaic and Classical Greek SongLink opens in a new window.