Erica Bexley hails from Australia. She completed a BA (Hons) and an MA at the University of Melbourne, and earned her PhD from Cornell University in 2013. After working briefly at the Australian National University (2013-14) and the University of Cambridge (2014-15), Erica joined Swansea’s Department of History and Classics, where she currently holds the post of Lecturer.
Erica’s research focuses on two main areas: Latin literature of the Neronian period, and Roman drama, including mime and pantomime. She has published on Lucan, Seneca, Plautus, Terence, and the Roman practice of recitation. Her major project at present is a monograph titled Acting in Character: Performance and Identity in Senecan Drama. In addition to her academic pursuits, she enjoys performing ancient plays on stage and in recital.
Besides teaching Greek and Latin language and literature, Erica has supervised undergraduate thesis work, and MPhil/MA dissertations on a variety of topics from Terence to Seneca. She welcomes enquiries from all potential graduate students.