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Bess R.H. Myers


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B.A., The College of New Jersey, 2010- English and Classical Studies
M.A., The College of New Jersey, 2012- English
M.A., University of Oregon, 2015- Classics
PhD., University of Oregon, 2019- Comparative Literature


Academic Summary

Dr. Myers specializes in ancient Greek and Roman rhetorical theory and practice, eulogistic speech, and classical rhetorical reception. She is currently the Assistant Director of First-Year Writing. Her book project, Wandering Words: Rhetorical Theory in Plato's Timaeus, locates the latent rhetorical significance of the Timaeus to illuminate the rhetorical theory fundamental to Plato's cosmology. This project has been supported by a research fellowship from the International Society of the History of Rhetoric.

Select Publications

"Akairos." Changing the Terms of Rhetorical Theory, ed. Michele Kennerly. Penn State University Press. (Under Advance Contract)

"Women Who Translate: What Happens to Our Deeply Gendered Understanding of Translation When the Translator is a Woman?" Eidolon. 2019. 

"'One, Two, Three:' Narrative Circles in Plato's Timaeus." Arethusa 51.1. 2018. 

"President Barack Obama: Remarks by the President at a Memorial Service for the Victims of the Shooting in Tucson, Arizona" Voices of Democracy 13. 2018.