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). EDUCATION: B.A. University of Kentucky; M.A., PhD University of Wisconsin, Madison Lush has been teaching at Macalester since 2010.
Irony and the Rejection of Imagined Alternatives in Euripides’ Alcestis, Classical Journal (2012)
Papers and Presentations
Simulation and Seduction in Euripides’ Helen, Department of Classical and Near Eastern Studies at the University of Minnesot (2015)
Popular Authority and the Pattern of Reversal in Euripides’ 'Iphigenia in Aulis', Classical Association of the Middle West and South (2014)
The Abduction of Persephone and Euripides’ Electra, CAMWS (April 1-4) (2009)