B.A. in Literature, Yale University, 2015

Mary Mussman focuses on receptions of ancient Greek poetry in Anglo and French literature from the late nineteenth century to the present. She is particularly interested in how classical texts inform theories of gender and sexuality, loss and grief, and transgression and secrecy. Her work is informed by affect theory, ecocriticism, and questions of materiality. She has recently presented work on subversions of gender in Anne Carson’s Autobiography of Red and on breakdowns of language in Sophocles’s Philoctetes.