Miriam Leonard

  • University College London
  • Department of Greek and Latin
  • Professor of Greek Literature and its Reception

Miriam Leonard is Professor of Greek Literature and its Reception at University College London. Her research explores the intellectual history of classics in modern European thought from the eighteenth century to the present.She is author of Athens in Paris: Ancient Greece and the Political in Post-War French Thought (OUP, 2005), How to Read Ancient Philosophy (Granta, 2008) and Socrates and the Jews: Hellenism and Hebraism from Moses Mendelssohn to Sigmund Freud (University of Chicago Press, 2012). She is editor of Derrida and Antiquity (OUP, 2010) and co-editor with Yopie Prins of Classical Reception and the Political (special issue of the journal Cultural Critique, 2010) and Laughing with Medusa: Classical Myth and Feminist Thought (Oxford 2005) with Vanda Zajko. She is currently writing a book entitled Tragic Modernities (forthcoming, Harvard University Press).