Dr Susanna Phillippo
Senior Lecturer in Classics
- Email: email@example.com
- Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5723
- Address: School of History, Classics and Archaeology,
University of Newcastle upon Tyne,
Newcastle upon Tyne,
Office: Armstrong 1.40
(for office hours see under 'Teaching' below)
BA (Oxon), PhD (St. Andrews)
Personal Tutor and Research modules leader: Classical Studies and English QQ83
Teaching Strands: Greek literature & language, Classical Tradition
Research Interests: Greek tragedy; Greek literary influence on European literature and culture, especially in 16th—18th-C French drama (and other European drama) and in 18th-C opera.
New approaches to Greek beginners' language teaching.
Research supervision areas: Greek tragedy (especially Euripides); the later influence of Greek literature in western literature, music and art, especially with regard to Greek tragedy, Homer, and Plutarch; Homeric epic.
After teaching and research posts in St. Andrews and Oxford, Dr. Phillippo moved to Newcastle in 1997, where she has pursued research interests in the Classical Tradition; taught widely in Greek literature and developed courses on the Classical Tradition, as well as the innovative 'Greek in Action' modules; and moved into the house where Alan Shearer grew up in Gosforth.
To see examples of the Greek/Latin in Action approach pioneered by Dr Phillippo, you can look at the following:
Having taken her first degree in Classics and Modern Languages (Classical Greek and French) at Oriel College, Oxford, Dr. Phillippo then moved to the University of St. Andrews in 1989 to pursue doctoral research on the influence of Euripides on 17th-century French tragedy. Her first post, as Teaching and Research Fellow in Greek at St. Andrews (1992-1995) introduced her to teaching Greek at beginners' level, an area which has become of great interest as, drawing on her experiences in St. Andrews, Oxford and Newcastle, she has pioneered new approaches to such teaching. After another spell in Oxford as a British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellow (1995-1997), she was offered a post as Lecturer in Classics at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, where she moved in September 1997.
Roles and Responsibilities
Degree Programme Director, Classical Studies and English
BA (Oxon), PhD (St. Andrews)
Member of the editorial board for Verlag Antike's ‘Rezeption der Antike’ series.
Casual references in lectures and other tell-tale signs reveal that outside interests include football, Shakespeare, detective novels, classical music, Star Trek, penguins, Playmobil and cake-decorating (not necessarily in that order).
Office hours 2017/18
Semester 1: on research leave
My office hours (Room 1.40) in Semester 2 2017/18 are (provisionally) as follows:
Semester 2 (provisional):
Monday 12–1 p.m
Tuesday 11–12 a.m
Friday 11–12 a.m.
CAC2037/3037: The Classical Inheritance in Western Culture
CAC2054/3054 Epic Journeys: The Odyssey and Homeric Epic
CAC2052/3052 Foundations of European Drama: Tragedy in Greece and Rome
CAC1014 Tragedy, Comedy, History: the world of Greek literature
CAG1001 & CAG1002 Beginners' Greek in Action 1 & 2
CAG1001 & CAG1012 Intermediate Greek Language and Literature 1 & 2
CAC8010 Masterclass in Classics
CAC8097 Beginners' Greek for MA Candidates
I am available to teach the following module on subjects relating to my research interests, in particular: Greek & Roman Tragedy; the reception of Homer; the Classical Tradition.
CAC8106: Independent Study Project in Classics and Ancient History 1
- Phillippo S. Hellenic Whispers: Modes of Greek Literary Influence in Seventeenth-Century French Drama. Oxford: Peter Lang, 2013.
- Phillippo S. 'Accidental Creativity': Scribes, Scholars, Translators and the Iphigenia Dramas of Seventeenth-Century France. Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies. Supplement 2013, 126-2, 381-399.
- Phillippo S. Greek through the back door? Medieval Troy romances and the transmission and reception of Greek literature. In: Lindner, M, ed. Antikenrezeption 2013 n.Chr. Heidelberg: Verlag Antike, 2013, pp.15-46.
- Phillippo S. 'A future for Astyanax': alternative and imagined futures for Hector's son in classical and European drama. International Journal of the Classical Tradition 2007, 14(3-4), 321-374.
- Phillippo S. Clytemnestra's Ghost: The Aeschylean Legacy in Gluck's Iphigenia Operas. In: Macintosh, F., Michelakis, P., Hall, E., Taplin, O, ed. Agamemnon in Performance 458 BC to AD 2004. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2005, pp.77-103.
- Phillippo S. 'Inspirationsketten': Inspiration und Innovation im 'Nachleben' von Euripides' Iphigeneia bei den Taurern. In: Brodersen, K, ed. Die Antike ausserhalb des Hörsaals. Munster; Hamburg; London: Lit, 2003, pp.11-46.
- Phillippo S. Silent witness: Racine's non-verbal annotations of Euripides. Oxford, UK: Legenda, 2003.
- Phillippo S. "But that's not what it says!" Using Translations in Beginners' and Intermediate Greek Language Teaching. In: Old Wine, New Bottles: Texts for Classics in a Changed Learning Environment at University. Proceedings of the Teaching and Learning with Texts, Commentaries and Translations colloquium. 2002, Milton Keynes: The Open University.
- Phillippo S. Sophocles: The classical heritage. Classical Review 2000, 50(2), 574-575.
- Phillippo S. The legacy of Homer: the 'Iliad' annotations of Jean Racine. L'Antiquité Classique, 65 10594 1996.
- Phillippo S. Family ties: significant patronymics in Euripides' 'Andromache'. Classical Quarterly, 45 355-371 1995.
- Phillippo S, JJ Supple. 'La Troade'. University of Exeter Press, xxxvi + 109 1995.
- Phillippo S. Andromache's 'vel umbra satis es': Seneca and the recreation of Greek tragedy. To be confirmed 2013. In Preparation.
- Phillippo S. 'Stepping onto the stage: Aeschylus' Oresteia and tragic footwear'. In: Waite, S; Pickup, S, ed. Surveying Shoes, Slippers and Sandals. Ashgate, 2017. In Preparation.