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MEDIA ADVISORY: UT Tyler Faculty has Translation of Greek Tragedy Performed

November 9, 2010

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Hannah Buchanan
Public Affairs Specialist
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The University of Texas at Tyler
903.565.5769

Dr. Paul D. Streufert, associate professor of literature and languages at The University of Texas at Tyler, has had his theater translation of a Greek tragedy featured at an Oregon university this month.

Located in Newberg, Ore., the George Fox University theater department’s production is a world premiere of Streufert’s translation of the Euripides classic, Ion.

He has translated other tragedies of Euripides for the stage, including Bakkhai, Iphigenia at Aulis, and The Trojan Women, also performed at George Fox University, in 2004.

Streufert holds a Ph.D. in comparative literature from Purdue University, a master of arts in classics from Texas Tech University and a bachelor of arts in classics from Valparaiso University.

His teaching and research focus on dramatic literature, particularly Athenian tragedy and its influences. His most recent scholarly work includes the volume Early Modern Academic Drama, co-edited with Jonathan Walker, and the article “Visualizing the Classics: Frank Miller’s 300 in a World Literature Course,” which appeared in the collection Teaching the Graphic Novel.

Streufert also serves as UT Tyler Honors Program director.

For more information or interviews, contact Hannah Buchanan, 903.565.5769.

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