Breanna Simpson

I graduated from UBC in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts, completing a double major in English Literature and Classical Studies. I am currently pursuing a master’s degree in the ACRE program, focusing on ancient literature. My thesis concerns constructions of sexuality, gender, and identity in the ancient Greek novel.  I enjoy working as a teaching assistant in the CNERS department, as well as working as a student assistant in the UBC library system. My passions include analyzing literature, working with old books, and pursuing creative writing.

My research interests include:

-Nature of lovesickness in ancient novels
-Constructions of masculine identity in Greek and Roman novels
-Gender as a performative identity in Greek literature
-Women in the New Testament
-Homosexuality in early Christian literature
-Roles of the Gods in Greek and Roman epic
-The reception of classical literature and literary tropes in English Renaissance drama

Courses Currently Taught