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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

Illustrating Ancient History: Bringing the Past to the Present

Nov 03, 2020

Cast Gallery, Museum of Classical Archaeology, Sidgwick Avenue, CB3 9DA

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