Lynn Kozak

Phd (University of Nottingham, 2009)

lynn.kozak [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Lynn Kozak has published on the Iliad, Thucydides, and Greek tragedy, and has broader interests in Plato, the Second Sophistic, the reception and production of Greek performance texts, modern comparative texts, and critical theories. Current research focuses on serial poetics, from epic performance to new media forms (especially television), building on their monograph on this subject, Experiencing Hektor: Character in the Iliad, released in 2016 with Bloomsbury Academic (open-access here). Forthcoming work (2017-8) includes articles and book chapters on H.D.'s translations of Greek tragic choruses (with Miranda Hickman), characterisation and seriality in television crime procedurals, Hannibal (NBC 2013-5), and Homeric fandom. 

Prof. Kozak is the organiser of the annual McGill Classics Play, a member of the Quebec Drama Federation and the Freestanding Room Artists' Collective, as well as the co-founder and co-artistic director (with Carina de Klerk) of Oimoi Productions, providing many students with mentorship and creative opportunities to work with Classical texts and performance within the broader Montreal community. Recent creative collaborations include translations of Hrosvitha's Sapientia and Sophocles' Oedipus Tyrannus (Centaur Theatre Brave New Looks Selection, 2017) for Scapegoat Carnivale Theatre. 

Throughout the first half of 2018, Kozak is performing/translating the whole Iliad in weekly serial installments, as part of an FRQSC-funded project "Previously On...The Iliad".

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Department of History and Classical Studies Webpage

McGill Classics Play

Oimoi Productions Website