Modern Greek Studies Association

Amanda Kubic

Ph.D. Candidate

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Department of Comparative Literature


MA Greek, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, 2020
MA Classics, Washington University in St. Louis, 2018
BA Comparative Literature and Classics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2016

Principal Presentations and Publications


Forthcoming. “Cripping Venus: Intersections of Classics and Disability Studies in Contemporary Receptions of the Venus de Milo.” In Reception Studies: New Challenges in a Changing World, Ed. Anastasia Bakogianni and Luis Unceta. De Gruyter.

Forthcoming 2023. “Modernist Epithalamia: Revival, Revision, and Subversion of Sappho in H.D.’s ‘Hymen’.” Modernism/Modernity.

2018. Co-Author, Timothy Moore. “Plautus’s Miles Gloriosus.” Oxford Bibliographies Online: Classics.

2018. "Women’s Erotic Desires and Perspectives on Marriage in Sappho’s Epithalamia and H.D.’s HymenArts & Sciences Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1286.

2017. “Female Voices and Values in Epigrams of Mourning: Anyte of Tegea and Emily Dickinson.” Eisodos: Zeitschrift für Antike Literatur und Theorie H.2: 13-23. 


“Sapphic Survival and Queer/Crip Performance in Olga Broumas and T. Begley’s Sappho’s Gymnasium.” APGRD / University of London Joint Postgraduate Symposium on the Performance of Ancient Drama. Oxford, Summer 2022.

 “Ellipses, Line Breaks, and Brackets: Audio-(Visual) Translations of Anne Carson’s Verse Fragments.” Seminar: Translation as Transformation: Accessing Literatures Across Languages Oral and Written. American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA). Virtual, Summer 2022.

"Koula Pratsika and The National Dance School: Choreographing the National Body in 20th-century Greece.” State, Culture, Identities. Views from the Archaeological Archives. American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA), Spring 2022.

“Writing the Body in Fragments: A Comparison of Three Greek Women Poets.” Ancient Worlds Embodied: Identity, Society and the Human Body in Antiquity. Annual Graduate Student Conference. Brandeis, Spring 2022.

 “Classical Reception Pedagogy and the First-Year Writing Course: A Case Study of Comparative Literature 122, Writing World Literatures: Body Politics/Body Poetics.” Annual Meeting for Postgraduates in the Reception of the Ancient World (AMPRAW). Columbia University, Fall 2021.

“Translating the Silence of Lipiu: The World-Making Power of Katerina Anghelaki-Rooke’s Poetry.” Seminar: Translation and Transmission: Greece and the Globe. American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA). Virtual, Spring 2021.

“Classical Reception in Disability Studies: Mary Duffy Imagining Alternative Futures.” Seminar: “Reception Studies: State of the Discipline and New Directions.” American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA). Chicago, Spring 2020. 

 “Cripping Venus: How the Creative Classical Receptions of Mary Duffy and Kinetic Light Disable Western Beauty Myths.” Agency Through the Ancients: Reception as Empowerment, Classics Graduate Conference. Boston University, Fall 2019.

 “‘Neither honey nor the bee for me:’ Silence and Desire in Fragment 113.”  Annual Comparative Literature Intra-Student Faculty Forum (CLIFF). University of Michigan, Spring 2019.

 “Female Voices and Values in Epigrams of Mourning: Translating Anyte of Tegea.” Translation, Adaptation, and Interpretation: 1st Classics Graduate Symposium. University of Florida, Fall 2017. 

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Areas of Specialization

Classical Reception
Ancient Greek and Latin Literature
Women's and Gender Studies
20th-century modernism
Poetry and Poetics
Performance Studies

Courses taught in Modern Greek Studies

Modern Greek 101 - Introduction to Modern Greek

Dissertation/Thesis working title and topic

Animating Antiquity, Imagining Futurity: Mobilizing the Unstable Body in 20-21st-Century Women’s Reception of the Ancient Mediterranean

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