Justine McConnell

Justine McConnell

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    Prior to coming to King’s in 2016, Justine was a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the University of Oxford, researching contemporary African, Caribbean, and ancient Greek poetics. She had previously held postdoctoral fellowships at Northwestern University in Illinois and at the Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama (APGRD) at Oxford. She has a BA in Classics from Cambridge, an MPhil in English Literature from Bristol, and a PhD from Royal Holloway, University of London.

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    Justine is the author of Black Odysseys: The Homeric Odyssey in the African Diaspora since 1939 (OUP, 2013), Performing Epic or Telling Tales (co-authored with Fiona Macintosh; OUP, 2020), and Derek Walcott and the Creation of a Classical Caribbean (Bloomsbury, 2023). 

    She has co-edited four volumes: Ancient Slavery and Abolition: From Hobbes to Hollywood (with Edith Hall and Richard Alston; OUP, 2011), The Oxford Handbook of Greek Drama in the Americas (with Kathryn Bosher, Fiona Macintosh, and Patrice Rankine; OUP, 2015), Ancient Greek Myth in World Fiction since 1989 (with Edith Hall; Bloomsbury, 2016), and Epic Performances from the Middle Ages into the Twenty-First Century (with Fiona Macintosh, Stephen Harrison, and Claire Kenward; OUP, 2018).

    Together with Rosa Andújar, she is editor of the Routledge series, 'Classics and the Postcolonial'.

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