Dr Polly Stoker

Classics and Ancient History
Honorary Research Fellow

Contact details

Arts Building

My research responds to creative engagements with classical literature in modern and contemporary women's writing, with an emphasis on receptions of Homeric epic and Greek drama. I coordinate the Birmingham and West Midlands Classics Network, which supports the work of the education charity Classics for All to introduce and develop classical subjects in local state primary and secondary schools. 


  • BA in Classical Literature and Civilisation – University of Birmingham
  • MPhil in Classics – University of Birmingham
  • PhD in Classics – University of Birmingham


Recent publications


Stoker, P 2019, Romantic Encounters with Homer in Elizabeth Cook’s Achilles. in Homer's daughters: women's responses to Homer in the twentieth century and beyond. https://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780198802587.003.0002

Doctoral Thesis

Stoker, P 2019, 'Classical reception in contemporary women's writing: emerging strategies from resistance to indeterminacy', Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology. https://doi.org/http://etheses.bham.ac.uk/id/eprint/8984

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