Assistant Professor of Classics:
Phone: +1 401 863 2993
Greek tragedy and its ancient reception; theater history; Athenian social and cultural history, esp. 'civil religion' in the classical period; ancient intellectual & literary biography; performance studies.
(On leave during academic year 2013/4)
Johanna Hanink joined the Department of Classics in 2010, after completing her PhD at Queens' College, Cambridge. Before arriving in Cambridge she had studied Classics at the University of Michigan (B.A.) and the University of California, Berkeley (M.A.); she has also spent time at the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa. She is especially interested in Greek theatrical production as well as in performance in (and of) classical Athens.
Her first book, Lycurgan Athens and the Making of Classical Tragedy, will be published in 2014, in Cambridge University Press' Cambridge Classical Studies series.
Pieces forthcoming in the next six months include "The Great Dionysia and the End of the Peloponnesian War" (in Classical Antiquity), "Epitaphioi Mythoi and Tragedy as Encomium of Athens" (in Trends in Classics), and "Crossing Genres: Comedy, Tragedy, and Satyr Play" (in the Oxford Handbook of Ancient Comedy, edited by Mike Fontaine and Adele Scafuro).
She is currently at work on a second book-length project, about the relationship between two 'very Athenian invention[s]': the epitaphios logos and the Great Dionysia.
Onassis fellowship for foreigners (for 6 months in 2014 at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)
Advanced language courses (Greek and Latin); introductions to Greek thought & civilization (e.g. 'The Greeks'; 'Greek Mythology'); courses on Greek drama and performance.