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Zachary Case

Zachary Case

Department: Classics

Supervisor: Tim Whitmarsh

College: King's

Title of thesis (preliminary): Aristophanic Comedy and Radical Democracy


Biography:

I am a PhD student at King’s College, where I also completed my BA and MPhil degrees. While my master’s thesis focused the aesthetics of suffering in Nietzsche and tragedy, reading Nietzsche's Birth of Tragedy in dialogue with Euripides' Trojan Women ("What's Nietzsche to Euripides?"), my doctoral thesis focuses on the relation between Aristophanes and democracy. Adopting a variety of theoretical perspectives (Brecht, Rancière et al.), I am exploring how certain principles of democracy are embodied in and mobilised through comic form. 

Other Academic Interests

My research interests beyond Classical drama include all forms of reception and critical theory, leading me to co-chair the Cambridge Classical Reception Seminar Series (CCRSS). I am also interested in Archaic literature (particularly Homeric epic) and Elizabethan drama (particularly Shakespearean tragedy). 

Upcoming events

Bridging Binaries LGBTQ+ tour

Apr 25, 2020

Museum of Classical Archaeology, Faculty of Classics

Bridging Binaries LGBTQ+ tour

May 16, 2020

Museum of Classical Archaeology, Faculty of Classics

Bridging Binaries LGBTQ+ tour

Jun 06, 2020

Museum of Classical Archaeology, Faculty of Classics

Athens: Economy & Democracy Conference (in honour of P. Millett)

Jul 09, 2020

Faculty of Classics and Downing College, Cambridge

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Jan 02, 2020

The Faculty is very sorry to have to report the death, aged 95, of Ted Kenney, Kennedy Professor of Latin (from 1974 to 1982), on December 23rd 2019.

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