Elizabeth McNamara

Cohort Year: 2022
Research Interests: Greek tragedy, especially Euripides; Senecan tragedy; theatre and performance; reception of Greek poetry in English Modernist literature
Education: B.A. (magna cum laude) Barnard College, Columbia University, 2021; MSt Corpus Christi College, University of Oxford, 2022.

Elizabeth received her B.A. from Barnard College, where she researched female choruses' role as narrators and interpreters of the events of the Trojan war in two plays of Euripides.  As a member of the Barnard/Columbia Ancient Drama Group, she performed in annual original-language productions of Greek and Roman dramas and in her senior year directed Euripides' Iphigenia at Aulis.  She wrote her master's dissertation at the University of Oxford on touch between mothers and children in Euripidean tragedy.  Her current interests are gesture, physical contact, and the senses in tragedy.