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Faculty Fellow

Sarah Nooter

Professor in the Department of Classics and the College University of Chicago


Professor Nooter writes about Greek drama and modern reception and about poetry, the voice, embodiment, and performance. The core of her interest is the tightly wound formations of verse. Her research spreads outward from there to language, genre, and tradition. Professor Nooter’s 2017 book, The Mortal Voice in the Tragedies of Aeschylus (Cambridge University Press), is on voice in Aeschylus and Greek poetry and thought. She is now working on a book called Bodies in Time: The Substance of Greek Poetry. This text will consist of a series of essays on Greek poems, understood as attempts at embodiment. She also is working on an ongoing project on African drama, in which she juxtaposes the production and performance of ancient Greek plays with twentieth-century theatrical productions staged in three areas of Africa—Egypt, South Africa, and several countries in West Africa. Finally, she has co-edited a book called Sound and the Ancient Senses with Shane Butler (Routledge, 2019), and she has offered some advice on applying to and choosing graduate programs in Classics in Eidolon.

For more details on her research and publications, please visit her profile page at the University of Chicago.