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Naomi Scott

Teaching Associate, Faculty of Arts

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Biography

After completing my undergraduate studies at Clare College, Cambridge, I received my PhD from University College London in 2016, after which I joined the department at Nottingham.

Expertise Summary

My research focuses primarily on ancient Greek comedy, and I work both on the extant plays of Aristophanes as well as the fragments of other comedians such as Cratinus and Archippus. I am currently finishing a monograph which will be the first in-depth study of jokes in Greek comedy. I'm also interested in comic stagecraft, and the reception of comic fragments in later Classical works.

Teaching Summary

I teach a wide variety of language and literature courses in both Latin and Greek, as well as in translation.

My office hours for Spring 2022 are:

Thursdays 4-5pm

Fridays 10-22am

Dissertation hour: Fridays 11am-12noon.

Research Summary

My research focuses on Old Comedy, and I work both on the plays of Aristophanes and also on the fragments of other comedians such as Cratinus, Pherecrates, and Archippus. My first monograph, entitled… read more

Current Research

My research focuses on Old Comedy, and I work both on the plays of Aristophanes and also on the fragments of other comedians such as Cratinus, Pherecrates, and Archippus. My first monograph, entitled Jokes in Greek Comedy: From Puns to Poetics, will be published by Bloomsbury Academic in 2023.

Publications:

  • Scott, N. (forthcoming), ''Don't let me become a comic shit-pot!': Scatology in Aristophanes' Assemblywomen', Greece & Rome.
  • Scott, N. 2020, 'Review of Aristophanes: Peace by I.C. Storey', Journal of Hellenic Studies 140, pp. 258-259.
  • Scott, N. 2019, 'Flying Too Close to the Sun: Dramatic Illusion and Theatrical Failure in Aristophanes' Peace', Phoenix 73.4, pp. 1-14.
  • Scott, N. 2019, 'Metaphors and Jokes in the Fragments of Cratinus', Arethusa 52.3, pp. 231-251.
  • Scott, N. 2019 'Celebrating the 'good life' in Aristophanes' Peace', Omnibus 77, pp. 7-8.
  • Scott, N. 2017 'Women and the Language of Food in the Plays of Aristophanes', Mnemosyne 70.4, pp. 666-675.

Department of Classics and Archaeology

University of Nottingham
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