Brian Lush , assistant professor, completed his PhD in Classics in 2008 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on the subject of recognition and epistemology in Euripides. In general, Brian's research deals with issues of identity, perception and recognition in Greek tragedy and epic. His work focuses on the plays of Euripides, but from a wide variety of perspectives. His dissertation addressed an intersection with contemporary philosophical concerns in looking at "Recognition and the Limits to Knowledge in Euripides," while his more recent research has been moving into analyses of acts of violence and their psychological consequences, particularly in the form of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Papers and Presentations
The Abduction of Persephone and Euripides’ Electra, CAMWS (April 1-4) (2009)