About Us

Welcome to the CRSN blog! We are the Classical Reception Studies Network. Through this blog — edited by the executive committee — we share all manner of announcements, reports, and research tales.

From October 2016, our regular blog posts will be supplemented by a strand devoted to a particular reception studies theme, beginning with FILM & TELEVISION RECEPTION. This special collection of posts aims to give our readers a deeper insight into all aspects of the theme in question – whether it’s reviews of new releases or publications, reports of our members’ cutting-edge research, pedagogical reflections, or discussions of key questions and topics. Each strand is curated by a guest editor – beginning with Jo Paul (Open University) – and will include contributions from some of the leading names in each aspect of classical reception studies. But we also welcome and encourage contributions (of between 300 and 1000 words) from YOU, fellow members of the CRSN, so if you have an idea for a post, simply contact the editor of the strand, or any of the CRSN committee members listed below. We particularly encourage graduate students and ECRs to get in touch. We want to hear about and show what it’s like to do Classical Reception on the front line!


All posts in the Film & TV strand will appear under this banner image.

We also want to hear from you if you have ideas for future strand themes. Each strand will run for six months, so we’ll be looking for a new theme in April 2017. Until then, we hope you enjoy our spotlight on Film & TV reception, and welcome your feedback.

Executive Committee Members

The Open University:
Professor Helen King
Dr Joanna Paul
Dr Henry Stead 

University of Glasgow:
Dr Laura Eastlake

University College London:
Professor Maria Wyke
Victoria McVicar — Graduate Representative

University of Reading:
Professor Barbara Goff 

Goldsmiths, University of London
Dr Michael Simpson

University of Oxford:
Professor Fiona Macintosh

King’s College, London
Dr Victoria Moul

University of Exeter:
Professor Rebecca Langlands 

University of Bristol:
Dr Pantelis Michelakis

Swansea University:
Dr Chris Stray

University of Cambridge:
Dr Ingo Gildenhard

University of York:
Dr Richard Rowland
Dr Tania Demetriou

As we say on our website:

The Classical Reception Studies Network (CRSN) aims to facilitate the exchange of information and to encourage collaboration in the field of classical reception studies by bringing together departments and individuals from across the world. Classical Reception Studies is the inquiry into how and why the texts, images and material cultures of Ancient Greece and Rome have been received, adapted, refigured, used and abused in later times and often other places.

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