Brett M. Rogers

Brett RogersAssistant Professor, Classics  

BA, Reed College
PhD, Stanford University  

Brett teaches courses on classical languages, ancient literature in translation, myth & myth theory, sex & gender in classical antiquity, and classical reception. His research focuses on poetics and performance in Greek poetry and drama, as well as classical receptions in contemporary media. He has published essays on ‘teaching’ in Greek drama and claims not to teach in Plato’s Apology, both as part of a larger study on ’troubling teachers’ in archaic Greece and classical drama. Along with Benjamin Eldon Stevens, Brett has recently co-edited Classical Traditions in Science Fiction (forthcoming, Oxford UP), including his own essay on hybrids in Homer’s Odyssey and Alien: Resurrection, and they are currently preparing a second collection on Classical Traditions in Modern Fantasy. Brett has published additional essays on classical receptions in science fiction (with Stevens, in Classical Receptions Journal, 2012), myth theory in superhero narratives (in Classics and Comics, 2011), and sex and cars in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (with Walter Scheidel, Slayage, 2004). He is regularly engaged in the contemporary performance of ancient drama, occasionally performing, writing reviews, and lecturing to the general public through the NEH-funded Ancient Greeks / Modern Lives program (2011-2013). Brett looks forward to the stories that all of his students will bring to the wider world.