Professor Dustin Dixon

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Professor Dustin Dixon
Position/Fellowship type:
Visiting Fellow
Fellowship term:
21-Jun-2021 to 20-Aug-2021
Institute of Classical Studies
Home institution:
Grinnell College
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Dustin Dixon is Assistant Professor of Classics at Grinnell College. His research focuses on ancient drama, fragmentary texts, performance, and classical receptions. His co-authored first book, Performing Gods in Classical Antiquity and the Age of Shakespeare, explores the dynamics of depicting classical divinities onstage in ancient Greece and Rome and in early modern England. While at the ICS, he will work on his next book on the fragments of Greek and Roman mythological comedy. Looking beyond the treatment of myth in the preserved plays of Aristophanes, he investigates how the comic poets dealt with the dense literary history of the mythological past to position comedy as the genre best suited to meet the needs of their audiences.

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