Department of Classics

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Betine Van Zyl Smit

Associate Professor of Classics, Faculty of Arts


Teaching Summary

Latin language and literature.

Reception of Classical literature, especially drama.

I will be on Research leave in the Spring semester of 2018.

Research Summary

Hugo Claus and the Classics. His adaptation of the tragedies of Seneca. His translation and adaptation of Greek comedy and tragedy.

The reception of classical drama in South Africa.

I am interested in supervising research on the reception of Greek and Roman drama in later and modern literature.

Future Research

Further research into the reception of Classical Drama in South Africa

Research into the reception of classical literature in modern literature.

Department of Classics

University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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