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Dr Emma K ColeBA(Syd), MA(UCLond), PhD(UCLond)

Teaching Fellow in the Programme of Liberal Arts (Classics & Ancient History)

Emma Cole

Dr Emma K ColeBA(Syd), MA(UCLond), PhD(UCLond)

Teaching Fellow in the Programme of Liberal Arts (Classics & Ancient History)

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Research interests

My research focuses upon the reception of Greek and Roman literature (primarily tragedy and epic) in contemporary theatre. I am particularly interested in experimental and avant-garde forms of performance reception. This interest formed the basis of my PhD, on the reception Greco-Roman tragedy in postdramatic theatre, which I completed in the Department of Greek and Latin at University College London in 2015.  I joined the University of Bristol in 2015 as Teaching Fellow in Liberal Arts (Classics and Ancient History).

At present, I am revising my thesis for publication as a monograph, and am in the early stages of a new research project on the reception of Aristotle's Poetics within the theatre industry. I am also involved in co-editing an interdisciplinary collection on translation for the stage, titled Staging and Adapting Translation, for Routledge's Advances in Theatre and Performance Studies series. I have previously published on Martin Crimp and Katie Mitchell, and have written for a number of popular publications including The Conversation and Exeunt Magazine.

Contact Information

Office: b. 30, 9 Woodland Road

Email: emma.cole@bristol.ac.uk

Twitter: @Emma_Cole1

2016-17 Consultation Hours: Tuesdays, 10-11am, and Thursdays, 11am-12pm 

Research Supervision

I am currently supervising MPhil dissertations on postcolonial receptions of the classics, and the reception of the classics in video games, alongside a range of undergraduate Classics, Classical Studies and joint English/Classical Studies dissertations. I would be happy to discuss research projects on twentieth and twenty-first century literary and theatrical receptions of tragedy and epic.   

Teaching

I teach in both Liberal Arts and Classics, across all levels of our programmes. In 2016-17 I am unit director of Studying Written Texts, Greek B2, the Legacy of Classical Literature, and Women and the Family in Ancient Greek Tragedy, and am contributing to modules including Critical Writing in the Humanities, and The Public Role of the Humanities.

I became a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) in October 2016. 

Further Information

Alongside academia, I work as a dramaturg and academic consultant on new writing and classical adaptation projects, and welcome contact from potential collaborators. 

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