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My main research interest is public engagement with the classics, including viewer (or audience) reception of the classics in popular film and television, and creative engagement with classical myth.  Modern texts I have worked on include Xena: Warrior Princess, Charmed, Torchwood, Doctor Who, HBO Rome. Starz Spartacus, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, BBC Atlantis and Game of Thrones.  I am also interested in classics and feminism, and receptions of classical myth and literature focussing on female characters.  Recently I have been working on classical monsters on television (articles forthcoming).

I am also a contributor to the Roehampton arm of the ‘Our Mythical Childhood’ research project. For more information on this international project on children’s culture and the classics see

I am currently working on a volume for EUP on epic in film and television, which I am co-editing with Hunter Gardner from USC, and a special edition of New Voices in Classical Reception Studies on popular twenty-first century classics including selected papers from the Celtic Conference in Classics in St Andrews in 2018.