Erika Weiberg
Assistant Professor of Classical Studies

Dr. Erika L. Weiberg researches and teaches Greek language and literature, with a focus on Greek poetry, gender and sexuality, and theory and reception. She received her PhD in Classics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2016 and taught at Florida State University from 2016 to 2020, when she joined the faculty at Duke.

Their current book project, titled Demanding Witness: Women and the Trauma of Homecoming in Greek Tragedy, investigates the performance of women's emotional pain as a central feature of plays about homecoming. This book examines what public feelings and counter-narratives about trauma are explored through the prominent female characters of tragic nostos stories, for whom the story of homecoming is not one of salvation and recovery of the self, but rather of revenge, replacement, erasure, and escape.

She is also at work on two additional projects. The first investigates how contemporary writers and performance artists engage with Greek mythology to re-imagine gender and sexuality. The second analyzes how ancient Greeks and Romans constructed a concept of psychological trauma and explores the legacy of that concept today.

Curriculum Vitae

Current Research Interests

Greek Epic, Lyric, and Tragedy
The Ancient Novel
Trauma Theory
Critical Classical Reception Studies
Gender and Sexuality

Office Hours

Dr. Weiberg is not on campus this summer. They are happy to meet virtually by appointment. Please request an appointment over email.

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