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Brett Rogers

Brett Rogers

Associate Professor, Classics, University of Puget Sound
Ph.D. 2005, Stanford University

Brett M. Rogers (Ph.D. 2005) is Associate Professor of Classics at the University of Puget Sound. His research focuses on Greek epic and drama, myth and myth theory, and receptions of Greco-Roman antiquity in popular media (film, television, comics, science fiction, fantasy). With longtime collaborator Benjamin Eldon Stevens, Brett has co-edited four books: Classical Traditions in Science Fiction (Oxford, 2015), Classical Traditions in Modern Fantasy (Oxford, 2017), Frankenstein and Its Classics: The Modern Prometheus from Antiquity to Science Fiction (also co-edited with Jesse Weiner; Bloomsbury, 2018), and Once and Future Antiquities in Science Fiction and Fantasy (Bloomsbury, 2018). Brett is also a three-decade veteran of the stage who served as director, dramaturg, and actor for numerous productions and worked with the Ancient Greeks / Modern Lives program (2011-2013). He has previously held positions at Gettysburg College, the University of Georgia, and Santa Clara University. He regularly teaches courses on Greek & Latin language and literature, ancient myth, drama, and classical receptions. Brett once co-authored with Stanford’s own Walter Scheidel an article on sex, gender, and cars in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (2004)—proof that even the zaniest ideas can drive in good directions.