Emma Griffiths
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    M13 9PL Manchester

    United Kingdom

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Personal profile


Professional History:

  • BA (Hons) (1) Literae Humaniores, Oxford University, 1995.
  • PhD, University of Bristol, 1999.
  • Previous posts: The Open University, University of St. Andrews, University of Birmingham.

Research interests

The main research interests include the following:

  • Greek drama
  • Greek childhood
  • Ancient ideas of time
  • Mythology
  • Artifical intelligence in Greek myth and philosophy

Other research

Current research projects:

  1. Final revision of forthcoming monograph 'Children in Greek Tragedy: Pathos and Potential'. OUP 2018.
  2. Work on monograph, 'Mythology in Menander'.(Projected 2019).
  3. Initial research on artificial intelligence in Greek myth and philosophy, papers to be delivered in 2017 at 'Cost of Freedom' conference, Brooklyn, and 'Materiality and Representation' conference, Edinburgh.

Supervision areas:

  • Ancient Drama (esp. Greek Tragedy).
  • Reception of Ancient Drama.
  • Greek literature (esp. poetry).
  • Greek ideas of time.
  • Greek and Roman childhood and age categories.
  • Ancient gender.
  • Myth (including comparative mythology).

Pedagogical Research in the following areas:

Enquiry Based Learning, use of Blackboard VLE, Plagiarism prevention.


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