M 2-3pm; F 3-4pm; & by appointment
Laurialan Reitzammer (Ph.D. Berkeley 2006) studies Greek literature, Greek mythology and religion, and gender and sexuality. Her first book, The Athenian Adonia in Context: The Adonis Festival as Cultural Practice (Wisconsin 2016) examines literary and visual representations of an ancient Greek women's festival to argue that the performance of the ritual offered a critique of mainstream cultural practices. She has recently published essays on Euripides' Bacchae (Blackwell Companion to Euripides (2016, ed. L. McClure) and Sophocles’ Oedipus at Colonus (Classical Antiquity, 2018). Lauri is currently at work on her second book project on travelers and immigrants in Classical Athenian drama. She has been awarded a fellowship from the Loeb Foundation, a CHA Faculty Fellowship, and she was the recipient of the Boulder Faculty Assembly Excellence in Teaching Award. She has designed an online ancient Greek class, and she teaches courses on Greek poetry and prose, Greek mythology and religion, and gender and sexuality.