Dr Sarah Miles
I studied Classics at Oxford and Nottingham, emerging from the latter with a Ph.D. and then taking up a post at Durham as Lecturer in Classical Languages and Literature.
Research interests: Greek drama and paratragedy (5th – 3rd centuries BCE); Greek cultural history; the popularisation of Greek drama in the ancient world; Greek and Roman comic genres; receptions of Greek drama in 4th c. BCE philosophy; 20th-21st c. animation and its reception of the Graeco-Roman World.
Current research explores the form and use of paratragedy in fragments of Old Comedy and considers how this can be viewed as a mode of reception and popularisation of Greek drama in its earliest performance contexts. I am currently working on a monograph on the topic: Greek Tragedy and its Reception in the Fragments of Old Comedy. This builds on the work of my thesis, which focused on one poet: "Strattis, Comedy, and Tragedy", available at: http://etheses.nottingham.ac.uk/887/
Essays in edited volumes
- Miles, S. (Forthcoming). Accessoires et para-tragédie dans les Skeuai de Platon et l’Électre d’Euripide. In L'appareil scénique dans les spectacles de l'Antiquité. Le Guen, B. & Milanezi, S. Presses Universitaires de Vincennes.
- Miles S. (Forthcoming). Greek Drama in the Hellenistic world. In The Reception of Greek Drama. van Zyl Smit, B. Wiley-Blackwell.
- Miles, S. (Forthcoming). Staging and Constructing the Divine in Menander. In Menander in Contexts. Sommerstein, A.H. Routledge.
Journal papers: academic
- Miles, S. (2011). Gods and heroes in comic space: a stretch of the imagination?. Dionysus ex machina 2: 109-133.
- Miles, S. (2012). Review of: G.W. Dobrov (ed.), Brill's Companion to the Study of Greek Comedy, Leiden 2010. The Journal of Hellenic Studies 132: 193-194.
- Miles, S. (2011). Review of: E. Bakola, Cratinus and the Art of Comedy, Oxford 2010. The Journal of Hellenic Studies 131: 187-188.
- Miles, S. (2009). Review of: V. Masciadri, Eine Insel im Meer der Geschichten, Stuttgart 2008. The Classical Review (New Series) 59: 506-507.