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2020

‘Fascinating Rhythm’, an essay for the Library of Congress National Recording Registry

2019

‘“The forewarned journey back”: Katabasis as Nostos in the poetry of Seamus Heaney’, in Stephen Harrison, Fiona Macintosh, Claire Kenward & Helen Eastman (eds), Seamus Heaney and the Classics: Bann Valley Muses (Oxford: OUP), 205-22

‘Little Eternities: Henry James’s Horatian Sense of Time’, Arion 27.1 (Spring/Summer): 21-41

2018

‘Latin Woostered and Hard-Boiled: The Classical Style of P. G. Wodehouse and Raymond Chandler’, Arion 26.2 (Fall): 17-32

2017

‘“All the terrible beauty of a Greek tragedy”: Wilde’s ‘Epistola’ and the Euripidean Christ’, in Kathleen Riley, Alastair J. L. Blanshard & Iarla Manny (eds), Oscar Wilde and Classical Antiquity (Oxford: OUP), 175-93

‘Introduction: Taking Parnassus to Piccadilly’, in Kathleen Riley, Alastair J. L. Blanshard & Iarla Manny (eds.), Oscar Wilde and Classical Antiquity (Oxford: OUP), 1-15

2013

Entries on ‘Heracles in Greek Tragedy’ and ‘Euripides’ Heracles’, in Hanna Roisman (ed.), Encyclopedia of Greek Tragedy (Malden, MA & Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell)

‘A Kind of Salvation: My Perfect Mind’, Vulpes Libris, 29 March

2012

‘She danced like a lilac flame: the other Astaire’, OUP Blog, 29 April

2010

‘A Poet of Silence: Edward Petherbridge and the Pyladean Tradition’, Classical Receptions Journal 1: 43-54

‘A Pylades for the Twentieth Century: Fred Astaire and the Aesthetic of Bodily Eloquence’, in Fiona Macintosh (ed.), The Ancient Dancer in the Modern World: Responses to Greek and Roman Dance (Oxford: OUP), 99-119

2004

‘Heracles as Dr Strangelove and GI Joe: Male Heroism Deconstructed’, in Edith Hall, Fiona Macintosh & Amanda Wrigley (eds), Dionysus Since 69: Greek Tragedy at the Dawn of the Third Millennium (Oxford: OUP), 113-41

2003

‘Browning’s Versions: Robert Browning, Greek Tragedy and the Victorian Translation Debate’, Literature and Aesthetics 13.1: 51-66

1999

‘A Royal Malady: The Staging of the Lost Self in Euripides’ Herakles and Alan Bennett’s The Madness of George IIIClassicum 25.1: 10-20

1996

‘A Stylistic Study of the Orpheus and Eurydice Story in Georgics IV’, Classicum 22.1/2: 13-18