Lynn Kozak

Contact Information
Address: 

Leacock, Rm 625
Department of History 855 Sherbrooke West
Montreal, Quebec
H3A 2T7

Phone: 
514-398-4400 ext.09267
Email address: 
lynn.kozak [at] mcgill.ca
Position: 
Associate Professor
Office: 
Leacock, Rm 625
Degree(s): 

PhD (Classics, University of Nottingham, 2009)
MA (Classics, King's College, University of London, 2004)
BA (Comparative Literature, Barnard College, Columbia University, 2003)

Specialization by time period: 
2000 BCE - 600 CE
1900 - Today
Specialization by geographical area: 
North America
Europe
Office hours: 

Fall 2018:  by appointment

Biography: 

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 (2018-9) includes articles and book chapters on H.D.'s translations of Greek tragic choruses (with Miranda Hickman), recap structures in comparative serials, queerverses in North American genre television, Hannibal (NBC 2013-5), Homeric fandom, and iZombie (CW 2015-). 

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. 

From January-August 2018, Kozak translated and performed the whole Iliad in weekly serial instalments, as part of an FRQSC-funded project "Previously On...The Iliad".

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