Phd (University of Nottingham, 2009)
lynn.kozak [at] mcgill.ca (Email)
Lynn Kozak has published on the Iliad, Thucydides, and Greek tragedy, and has broader interests in Plato, the Second Sophistic, the reception and production of Greek performance texts, modern comparative texts, and critical theories. Current research focuses on serial poetics, from epic performance to new media forms (especially television), building on their monograph on this subject, Experiencing Hektor: Character in the Iliad, released in 2016 with Bloomsbury Academic (open-access here). Forthcoming work (2018-9) includes articles and book chapterson H.D.'s translations of Greek tragic choruses (with Miranda Hickman), comparative recap structures in serials, queerverses in North American genre television, Hannibal (NBC 2013-5), Homeric fandom, and iZombie (CW 2015-).
Prof. Kozak is the organiser of the annual McGill Classics Play, a member of the Quebec Drama Federation and the Freestanding Room Artists' Collective, as well as the co-founder and co-artistic director (with Carina de Klerk) of Oimoi Productions, providing many students with mentorship and creative opportunities to work with Classical texts and performance within the broader Montreal community. Recent creative collaborations include translations of Hrosvitha's Sapientia and Sophocles' Oedipus Tyrannus (Centaur Theatre Brave New Looks Selection, 2017) for Scapegoat Carnivale Theatre.
From January-August2018, Kozak translated and performedthe whole Iliad in weekly serial instalments, as part of an FRQSC-funded project "Previously On...The Iliad"; all performances are available to view on youtube.