Kathleen Riley

Articles and Reviews


  • ‘“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 (2019 forthcoming)
  • ‘Latin Woostered and Hard-Boiled: The Classical Style of P. G. Wodehouse and Raymond Chandler, Arion 26.2, Fall 2018: 17-32
  • ‘“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 (2017)
  • ‘Introduction: Taking Parnassus to Piccadilly’, in Kathleen Riley, Alastair J. L. Blanshard & Iarla Manny (eds.), Oscar Wilde and Classical Antiquity. Oxford: OUP (2017)
  • Entries on ‘Heracles in Greek Tragedy’ and ‘Euripides’ Heracles’, in Hanna Roisman (ed.) Encyclopedia of Greek Tragedy. Malden, MA & Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013
  • ‘A Kind of Salvation: My Perfect Mind’, Vulpes Libris, 29 March 2013 [Link]
  • ‘Modern Myth and Memory’, Petherbridge’s Fortnightly Post, 10 November 2012 [Link]
  • ‘She danced like a lilac flame: the other Astaire’, OUP Blog, 29 April 2012 [Link]
  • ‘A Poet of Silence: Edward Petherbridge and the Pyladean Tradition’, Classical Receptions Journal 1, 2010: 43-54 [Link]
  • ‘Browning’s Versions: Robert Browning, Greek Tragedy and the Victorian Translation Debate’, Literature and Aesthetics 13 (1), 2003: 51-66
  • ‘A Royal Malady: The Staging of the Lost Self in Euripides’ Herakles and Alan Bennett’s The Madness of George III, Classicum 25 (1), 1999: 10-20
  • ‘A Stylistic Study of the Orpheus and Eurydice Story in Georgics IV’, Classicum 22 (1/2), 1996: 13-18


  • ‘Dancing Feats’, review of America Dancing by Megan Pugh and What the Eye Hears by Brian Seibert, Times Literary Supplement, 11 May 2016
  • Review of The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde, Harold Pinter Theatre, London, Times Literary Supplement, 25 July 2014
  • Review of Sheila: The Australian Ingenue Who Bewitched British Society by Robert Wainwright, Times Literary Supplement, 30 May 2014 [Link]
  • ‘Bone-Deep Pleasure’, Review of Through the Eyes of a Dancer: Selected Writings by Wendy PerronTimes Literary Supplement, 10 January 2014 [Link]
  • Review of Slim Chances – NT50: Personal, Partial, Unofficial, by Edward Petherbridge,Vulpes Libris, 19 November 2013 [Link]
  • ‘The Way to Wonderland’, Review of Peter and Alice, Noël Coward Theatre, Times Literary Supplement, 10 May 2013 [Link]
  • ‘A Near Myth’, Review of Martha Graham in Love and War by Mark Franko, Times Literary Supplement, 21 December 2012 [Link]
  • Review of Top Hat by Peter William Evans, Times Literary Supplement, 24 June 2011 [Link]
  • Review of A Companion to Tragedy (Blackwell) ed. by Rebecca Bushnell, Journal of Hellenic Studies 128, 2008: 193-94
  • Review of Gilbert Murray Reassessed: Hellenism, Theatre, and International Politics ed. by Christopher Stray, The Oscholars 46 (September/October), 2008
  • Review of Isobel Hurst’s Victorian Women Writers and the Classics: The Feminine of Homer, Bryn Mawr Classical Review 22 August, 2007 [Link]
  • ‘Dark Hero’, a review of Simon Armitage’s Mister Heracles, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Oxford Magazine No. 189, Trinity Term, 2001: 11-12
  • Review of Michael Elliot Rutenberg’s free translation of Seneca’s Oedipus, Classicum 27 (1), 2001: 29-30

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