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Melissa Funke

Melissa Funke Title: Assistant Professor
Office: 4G08
Building: Graham Hall
Email: m.funke@uwinnipeg.ca

BA Classics and English Literature, University of Winnipeg
MA University of British Columbia
PhD University of Washington
Mellon School of Theater and Performance Research, Harvard University, Spring 2015

Research Interests:
Greek tragic fragments, gender and sexuality in antiquity, Greek literature of the Roman Empire, Greek colour terminology


Phryne: A Life in Fragments (monograph), Bloomsbury (In press, Winter 2024). 

“Epistolarity, Eroticism, and Agency: The Female Voice in Fictional Love Letters”. Ancient Love Letters. Tiziana Drago and Owen Hodkinson, eds. Berlin: De Gruyter. 2023: 223-235. 

“Building a Narrative: Uses and Misuses of Antiquity at the Manitoba Legislature”, Memorial Reckoning and the Fall of Imperial Icons, special issue of Global Media Journal — Canadian Edition 14.2 (2022): 11-33.

"Phryne." In Oxford Classical Dictionary, digital ed. Oxford University Press. 2022.

 “A Script for a Sixth-Century Mime (P. Oxy. 5189)”, co-authored with C.W. Marshall, Greek, Roman and Byzantine Studies 59 (2019): 460-92.