Brett Rogers

Brett Rogers

Professor, Greek, Latin, and Ancient Mediterranean Studies

Rogers has taught at Puget Sound since 2012, teaching courses on ancient Greek and Latin, ancient literature in translation (especially Greek tragedy), myth and myth theory, sex and gender in Greco-Roman antiquity, and the reception of classical literature in science fiction and fantasy. His research focuses on Greek drama in its original contexts and modern performance, as well as classical receptions in contemporary media. In 2021 Rogers received both an Award for Excellence in Teaching from the Society for Classical Studies and a Thomas A. Davis Teaching Award at Puget Sound.

He has published essays on teaching and learning in Greek drama as part of a larger study on troubling teachers (didaskaloi) in archaic Greece and classical drama. Along with Benjamin Eldon Stevens, Rogers has co-edited four volumes in the field of receptions studies: Classical Traditions in Science Fiction (2015, Oxford), Classical Traditions in Modern Fantasy (2017, Oxford), Frankenstein and Its Classics (2018, Bloomsbury), and Once and Future Antiquities in Science Fiction and Fantasy (2019, Bloomsbury). Rogers' essays have traversed pathways both traditional and unorthodox, from Greek education to Harry Potter, from theater reviews to screenwriting manuals, from the heroes of ancient epic to modern superheroes (including Buffy the Vampire Slayer). He looks forward to the voices and stories that all students will bring to the classroom and then the world beyond Puget Sound. 

BA Reed College 1999
PhD Stanford University 2005
Greek Odyssey: Study in Greece GLAM 180-A Spring 2024
Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Antiquity GLAM 339-A Spring 2024
Beginning Ancient Greek GRK 102-A Spring 2024
Advanced Greek GRK 301-A Spring 2024
Study Abroad/Off-Campus Study EXLN 297-B Summer 2024
Sex & Gender in Greece & Rome GLAM 323-A Fall 2024
Senior Thesis GLAM 490-A Fall 2024
Beginning Ancient Greek GRK 101-A Fall 2024
Intermediate Greek GRK 201-A Fall 2024
Intermediate Latin LAT 201-A Fall 2024

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