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(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. Much of her research is driven by an interest in the reception of classical tragedy in antiquity as well as by the related question of how we came to have (only) the plays that survive today. She is also interested in Greek theatrical production, performance in and of classical Athens, and in the interrelated poetics and politics of the Great Dionysia and the Athenian epitaphios logos.
She is currently revising her first book, Lycurgan Athens and the Making of Classical Tragedy, for publication in the Cambridge Classical Studies series (with Cambridge University Press). This book will likely appear in summer 2014.
Her second major project will be on the Athenian epitaphios logos, its relationship with Attic tragedy, and its reception in ancient Rome and the antebellum United States.