Athena Kirk, Cornell University

Assistant Professor Ithaca, New York aek238@cornell.edu

Bio/Research

Professor Kirk received her PhD at University of California, Berkeley in 2011. She came to Cornell in 2014 after having held a position of Assistant Professor in the Department of Classical Studies at Indiana University. Her research focuses on the intersections between literature and epigraphy a...

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Bio/Research

Professor Kirk received her PhD at University of California, Berkeley in 2011. She came to Cornell in 2014 after having held a position of Assistant Professor in the Department of Classical Studies at Indiana University. Her research focuses on the intersections between literature and epigraphy and the material quality of ancient texts, as well as public interaction with them. She explores documents that seem to fluctuate between the traditional categories of ‘text’ and ‘object’ and ‘oral’ and ‘written’—performed poetry, drama, and inscribed decrees, for example, all depend on the written medium yet could not exist solely within it.

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