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MemberAntony Keen

55-year old para-academic. Writes mostly on classical reception in popular culture, especially cinema and contemporary science fiction. Current major project: Screening Britannia. Currently teaching Roman Britain, but has previously taught Classics and cinema, ancient history and myth. Also with role in Science Fiction Foundation, and formerly British Science Fiction Association.

MemberCaleb T. Boyd

I am a musicologist whose research interests broadly encompass Western music of the late 19th and 20th centuries. More particularly, I am interested in the meaning of “American” music; the value of underrepresented musicians; and the social contexts, apparati, and institutions that influence the structure and evolution of the American classical and popular music repertoires. I especially wish to investigate further the effects of listeners, performers, performance spaces, the national polylogue, and modern media and technology — like the radio, television, and film — on the idea of “American” music. Guided by these interests, I have focused on the careers and reception of Hanns Eisler and Oscar Levant.

MemberLeah Schwebel

I am an Assistant Professor of English at Texas State University. I work on Chaucer’s reception of his Italian and classical sources, with a focus on how popular stories are translated and retold across national and temporal boundaries. I teach Chaucer at the graduate and undergraduate level, and also offer courses on Dante and Boccaccio in translation. My book project, Chaucer’s Italian Poetics of Intertextuality and Erasure, argues that Chaucer relies on Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio for their strategies of artful intertextuality: the very ways these authors not only promote but also mistranslate and erase the writings of their predecessors. By looking beyond Chaucer’s immediate literary models and considering how these authors themselves use and translate their sources, my work develops new ways of talking about a perennially difficult question, namely, how we codify literary influence in situations that lack overt textual borrowings.

MemberBrandon Wason

I work with special collections — archives, manuscripts, rare books — at Pitts Theology Library, Emory University. I have a BA in Classics from California State University, Long Beach (2006), a Master of Theological Studies (MTS) from Candler School of Theology (2009), and most recently a PhD in New Testament from Emory University (defended my dissertation in March 2017). My research is primarily concerned with Luke-Acts, ancient historiography, and rhetoric criticism. My dissertation, “All Things to All People: Luke’s Paul as an Orator in Diverse Social Contexts,” looks at Luke’s characterization of Paul in four main speeches in Acts (chs. 13, 17, 20, and 26). This dissertation looks at two issues related to the characterization of Paul in the book of Acts: (1) whether Luke, the author of Acts, makes use of the rhetorical exercise of speech-in-character (prosopopoeia/ethopoeia), and (2) what Luke’s purposes are in portraying Paul as a gifted speaker who adapts to different rhetorical situations. Thus, this dissertation looks at each speech individually, and then considers the cumulative portrait of Paul in Acts.

MemberJonathan Godsall

Jonathan is primarily a musicologist, with overlapping research interests in music and screen media, musical intertextuality, and musical reception. He also performs as a drummer and percussionist in various contexts. Jonathan was awarded his PhD in musicology from the University of Bristol in 2014. His research on screen-music topics is published and forthcoming in journals and edited books, as well as in his monograph, ‘Reeled In: Pre-existing Music in Narrative Film’ (Routledge, 2019). Jonathan is currently Teaching Fellow in Music at Royal Holloway, University of London. He has previously taught music at the University of Cambridge, the University of Bristol, Oxford Brookes University, Plymouth University, Keele University, and City, University of London. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

MemberElizabeth Hale

I work at the University of New England in the high country of New South Wales.  I teach and research in children’s literature and classical reception studies.  I lead the Australasian wing of the ERC-funded Our Mythical Childhood project (Grant agreement No 681202) which traces the reception of classical antiquity in children’s and young adults’ culture.  I am writing a Guide to the field of recent children’s literature inspired by classical antiquity.