School of History, Classics and Archaeology

Staff Profile

Dr Stephanie Holton

Teaching Fellow in Classics

Background

MA Hons Classics (Edinburgh); MSc Classics (Edinburgh); PhD Classics (London '18)

I grew up in a small town in Northern Ireland, before heading off to the 'mainland' to study Classics at university. I joined Newcastle in September 2018; prior to this, I was a Visiting Tutor in Greek Literature at Royal Holloway, and Classical Studies Tutor for the University of London's International Programme. I have also taught Greek at the Belfast Summer School in Classics, organised by the Classical Association in Northern Ireland.

My teaching and research explore the interactions between Greek literature, philosophy and medicine. My primary research interest is early Greek thought, in particular the investigations of the 'Presocratic' and 'Hippocratic' writers, and I am currently finishing my first monograph, Sleep and Dreams in Early Greek Thought, which will be published by Routledge. Beyond this, I am also interested in the reception of the ancient world by a wide array of writers - esp. Francois Rabelais, Philip K Dick, Seamus Heaney - as well as the use of the classical tradition in the architecture and political culture of the Ascendancy. 

Feedback and Consultation Hours:

Monday 2pm - 3pm (Oct); 10am - 11am (Nov - Jan)

Tuesday 9am - 11am

Roles and Responsibilities

Library Representative 

Schools Liaison and Engagement Officer 

Memberships

International Association for Presocratic Studies

UK Council for Graduate Education

UK Council of International Student Affairs

Ulster Architectural Heritage Society

Teaching

2019/20

CAC2064/3064 Dreams and Dreaming in Ancient Greece (Module Leader)

CAG2001 Greek Interpretation of Texts: Myths of the Underworld (Module Leader)

CAG2002/3002 Special Study in Greek: Hippocrates On the Sacred Disease (Module Leader)

CAC1015 How Should I Live? An Introduction to Ancient Moral Philosophy (Module Leader)

CAC2001 Researching the Classics

CAG1011 Intermediate Greek Language and Literature 1 

CAG1012 Intermediate Greek Language and Literature 2

CLA1002 Beginners' Latin in Action 2

CAC3000 Dissertation 

CAC8000 MA Research Skills and Development

CAC8009 MA Performance and Text

CAC8110 MA Ancient Cultures in Context


2018/19

CAG2001 Greek Interpretation of Texts: Plato's Phaedo 

CAG2001 Skills for Classicists (Greek)

CAG1011 Intermediate Greek Language and Literature 1 

CAG1012 Intermediate Greek Language and Literature 2 (Module Leader)

CAC1014 Tragedy, Comedy, History: The World of Greek Literature 

CAC1015 How Should I Live? An Introduction to Ancient Moral Philosophy 

Publications