Greek Epic; Classical Reception; Genre Studies
Dr. Duffy's primary research interest is in the reception of mythical figures and tales by ancient audiences. This interest led to his 2011 dissertation, "Legacies of an Imaginary People: the Phaeacians after Homer," which investigates the way that Alcinous and his followers are used throughout antiquity, focusing on the impact genre has on how the mythical people are understood. Dr. Duffy has also worked on the figure of Ajax in Homeric Epic, and on modern popular culture's appropriation of antiquity. He is particularly excited about teaching UTSA's Introduction to Classical Mythology and Introduction to Ancient Greece courses, which give him the chance to introduce the wonders of the ancient world to a new generation of students.
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