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Dr Andria Michael


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PhD Classics (Royal Holloway, University of London, 2017)

MA Comparative Literature (University College London, 2011)

BA English (Queen Mary, University of London, 2010)

PGCert of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (HEA, 2015)


Employment Track

Visiting Tutor (Royal Holloway, University of London, 2014-2016)

Guest Lecturer (Royal Holloway University of London/UCL, 2015)


Memberships (Academic/Professional)

  • British Higher Education Academy (Associate Fellow)

Research Interests

Twentieth century English literature and poetry, comparative literature, critical theory,  theory of texts, ancient and modern uses of intertextuality, literature and drama, political theatre, classics reception, reception of Ancient Greek literature (drama and philosophy).


Roles and Responsibilities (including past roles and responsibilities)

Teaching and Course Leadership 

  • Introduction to Literature
  • Introduction to Renaissance Literature
  • Analysing Texts
  • Academic Writing


Selective Publications 

  • Michael, Andria, ‘Borders Set, Borders Broken, Borders Restored: Politicisation of Greek National Theatre performances of Antigone in 1940 and 1956′, Classical Receptions Journal (submitted)
  • Michael, Andria, ‘Finding Ancient Roots, Defining Modern Nations: Historical and Cultural Discontinuities in Late Twentieth Century Revivals of Ancient Greek Tragedy’ Journal of Hellenic Studies (submitted)
  • Michael, Andria, Revivals of Ancient Greek Drama and the Legitimisation of Historical Continuity in Early Twentieth Century Greece’, in the Proceedings of the 5th Congress of the European Society of Modern Greek Studies Continuities, Discontinuities, Ruptures in the Greek World,Vol.2, 103-114 (Thessaloniki, October 2014)


Selective Conference and Seminar Presentations 

  • Annual Meeting of Postgraduates in Ancient Literature 2017: Transformation (University of Liverpool, June 2017)
  • 17th Annual Joint Postgraduate Symposium on the Performance of Ancient Drama: Movement and Limits in the Theory and Practice of Ancient Drama (University of Oxford, 2017)
  • Borders and Boundaries: 7th Annual Postgraduate Interdisciplinary Conference at the Department of Classics (University of Leeds, June 2016)
  • 4th Annual Meeting of Postgraduates in the Reception of the Ancient World: The Notion of Authenticity in the Reception of the Ancient World (Senate House Library London, November 2014)
  • 5th Congress of the European Society of Modern Greek Studies: Continuities, Discontinuities, Ruptures in the Greek World (Thessaloniki, October 2014)
  • Beyond the Ivy Tower: Research and Society (Royal Holloway, University of London, September 2014)
  • Sapiens Ubique Civis II – Conference in Classical Studies (University of Szeged, August 2014)
  • Nationalism, Patriotism, Ancient and Modern: Conference in Classics and Politics (University of Warwick, May 2014)