Erika Weiberg
Assist Professor of Classical Studies

Current Research Interests

I am currently completing a book titled Theater of the Home Front: Wives of Veterans and War Trauma in Greek Tragedy that focuses on the trauma of wives of returning soldiers as represented in plays about homecoming. This book argues that plays about homecoming dramatize the emotional experiences of soldiers’ wives, as historical anxieties and traumas are embedded in narrative. Each play represents an ongoing effort by the community of ancient Athens to come to terms with the trauma of war and its effects on the home.

I am also at work on a second book project that investigates the use of Greek myth by writers and artists who are rethinking our current assumptions about gender identity. Texts and performances include The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson and Antigone Test by Elli Papakonstantinou.

Office Hours

My office hours this semester are Mondays 1-2 pm and Wednesdays 2:30-3:30 pm on Zoom. I am also available to meet by appointment. Please email me for a link to my personal meeting room on Zoom.

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