In her talk, Emily Hauser will return to one of the oldest stories of Greek myth – the Trojan War – and ask why there has been such an upswing in recent years in looking at the tale from the point of view of women. Bringing myth and history together, Emily will explore what historical fiction can do for us in re-imagining the stories and the voices of the women of ancient Greek myth. Combining both her expertise as an academic and her creative voice as an author, this will be an account of ancient women that spans thousands of years, and examines some of the oldest and best-loved Greek myths through new eyes.
About the speaker
Emily Hauser is an award-winning classicist, Senior Lecturer in Classics and Ancient History at the University of Exeter, and the author of the acclaimed Golden Apple trilogy retelling the stories of the women of Greek myth. She has been featured on BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour and The Guardian alongside Colm Tóibín and Natalie Haynes, and her debut novel For the Most Beautiful was listed among the “28 Best Books for Summer” in The Telegraph.