I’m interested in why the past matters to people – and my University teaching explores this. I want to show students not just how to read a Greek tragedy in the original, for instance, but also why that tragedy has been read and performed, time and again, over the many centuries of its life.
Writing Alexander. This course offers a survey of the afterlives of Alexander the Great – from conquering general to medieval adventurer to burlesque performer. Introduced for final-year undergraduates at the University of Durham.