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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Arts
February 20, 2017
Canadian Excellence
Dr. Judith Fletcher

Dr. Judith Fletcher

Greek History, Law and Literature - Dept. of History

Contact Information
Phone: 519-884-0710 ext.3979
Fax: 519-883-0991
Office Location: 4-152 (DAWB)

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Academic Background
Education: B.A. (Western), M.A. (Western), Ph.D. (Bryn Mawr)


My research and teaching focus is on ancient Greek literature, gender and sexuality, religion, and law.  I also have a long-standing interest in Classical Reception, specifically how ancient culture is reinterpreted in contemporary culture. I have published three monographs, over two dozen refereed articles and book chapters, and as many encyclopedia articles, reviews and shorter pieces.

My recent book Performing Oaths in Classical Greek Drama (Cambridge UP, 2012) is the result of a decade long project on the Greek Oath. I currently have two books in progress: Engendering Law in Classical Greek Drama, and The Backward Gaze: Myths of the Underworld in Postmodern Film and Fiction.

Honors and Awards include the Gildersleeve Prize for the best article in the 2008 volume of the American Journal of Philology, and three SSHRC research grants. My current SSHRC Insight Grant funds a project on how the comic playwright Aristophanes engaged with the concept of justice, and the relationships between law and justice. You will find samples of my work, and a complete CV on my page:

My academic service includes involvement in the Classical Association of Canada, where I serve as the president of its Womenís Network. I am also Associate Editor (Greek Literature) for the CACís internationally renowned journal, Phoenix.

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