For the past decade I’ve been traveling to Greece at every opportunity to be an archive rat in the Gennadius Library, teach study abroad courses (“In Byron’s Shadow” and “The Seeing Place: Introduction to Theatre in Greece”), get my kefi going at the Writing Workshops in Greece, visit dear old friends (and meet new ones) at the Athens Centre, and just walk and observe and be.
I write about the West’s complicated love affair with Greece (otherwise known as philhellenism).
In 2010 I was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Athens. My obsession with Greece’s revolution (c. 1821-1832) has me flocking to representations of it in literature, theatre, museum displays, and tourist attractions.
In my everyday life in Minnesota I’m an associate professor and chair of the English department at the University of St. Thomas, where I teach courses in drama and theatre, essay writing, the classical tradition, and Romanticism.
I hope you enjoy reading this and will let me know your thoughts.