Justin Dwyer

Research Interests

  • Greek and Roman Comedy
  • Comic Fragments
  • Dramatic Representation in Material Culture
  • History and Development of Stagecraft 

Projects

  • Apollodoros of Karystos and the Tradition of New Comedy

Justin Dwyer is Classics PhD candidate and sessional lecturer at the University of British Columbia. His dissertation explores the impact of Apollodoros of Karystos on Greek New Comedy. In addition to a comprehensive analysis of his fragments, his research project examines Terence’s Phormio and Hecyra – two Latin adaptations of Apollodoros’ comedies. 

 

Publications

  • Forthcoming: “Identity Chrysis: New Insights on a Theatrical Ring”
  • “Rudens.” [Review of Renato Raffaelli and Alba Tontini (eds.), Lecturae Plautinae Sarsinates XVII: Rudens.] Classical Review 66.2 (2016): 595-6.

Conferences

“Making the Weaker Argument Funnier: A New Appeal for a Sophist Chorus in Eupolis’ Kolakes.” UBC CNERS Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, Polyglot/Polyglotte. Vancouver, BC. February 2018.

“‘Splendor and True Life’: Apollodoros of Karystos and the Tradition of New Comedy.” Greek Drama V. Vancouver, BC. July 2017.

“Mimesis in the Comedy of Apollodorus of Gela.” Third Interdisciplinary Symposium on the Heritage of Western Greece. Syracuse, Sicily. May 2017.

“Identity Chrysis: New Insights on a Theatrical Ring at the Getty Villa.” European Network of Research and Documentation of Performances of Ancient Greek Drama Work in Progress Forum III / Annual Meeting. Lavrion, Greece. May 2017.

“Coroplastic Commemoration of Performance: Dramatic Identity and Viewership in Ancient Corinth.” SCS. CAMP Panel. Toronto, ON. January 2017.

“Elements of Greek Sanctuary in Plautus’ Rudens.” UBC CNERS Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, The Time is out of Joint. Vancouver, BC. May 2014.

“The Comic Value of Prostitutes’ Names in Roman Comedy.” CACW-CAPN. Vancouver, BC. March 2014.

“The Bucolic Heroine: Intratextuality of Oenone in Heroides V.” CAMWS. Oklahoma City, OK. March 2010.