Rebecca Posner-Hess

Cohort Year: 2021
Research Interests: Greek tragedy and epic, theatrical costume and staging, embodiment, materiality, metaphor, and historical memory

Rebecca received a BA from Swarthmore College in 2021 with high honors in Ancient Greek and Latin, as well as a minor in Religion. Her current interests include the staging and audience experience of Greek drama, silence and speech in tragedy, costume and the manipulation of garments on stage and in narrative, materiality and embodiment, and expressions of mourning and absence. She has also studied biblical Hebrew and has recently been interested in imaginations of ethnic others including the Persians and the Phoenicians in late biblical and classical Greek and Roman texts.