Dr. George Kovacs
Associate Professor, Teaching Intensive
Office: Lady Eaton College S106
Phone: 705-748-1011, ext. 7355
B.A. Ancient History & Classics (Trent), M.A. in Classics (Memorial), Ph.D. in Classics (Toronto)
Prof. Kovacs specializes in Greek poetry of the Archaic and Classical periods, with special interests in Greek and Roman drama and stagecraft, and in the reception of Greek myth in modern popular culture.
He also serves as Director of the Classics Drama Group, which annually produces an ancient Greek play, tragedy or comedy, in English translation.
Prof. Kovacs has been a member of Ancient History and Classics since 2007-08, and has taught courses in Greek and Roman mythology, Greek and Roman theatre, film and antiquity, and language courses in Greek and Latin. He has taught similar courses at the University of Toronto (2004-08), and the University of British Columbia (2011-12)
A full list of Dr. Kovacs' publications and presentations can be found in his Curriculum Vitae.
Stiles, L., MacLeister, K., and KOVACS, G. 2020. Radices Linguae Anglicae: The Ancient Roots of Modern English (Hamilton: Radix Antiqua Publishing).
KOVACS, G. 2019. “Bathos,” in The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Greek Comedy, ed. A. Sommerstein (Malden: Wiley Blackwell).
KOVACS, G. 2015. “Moral and Mortal in Star Trek: The Original Series,” in Classical Traditions in Science Fiction, eds. B. Rogers and B. Stevens (Oxford: Oxford University Press).
KOVACS, G. and C.W. Marshall, eds. 2016. Son of Classics and Comics (Oxford: Oxford University Press).
KOVACS, G. 2014. “Performance,” “Actors and Acting,” “Actors’ Interpolations,” and “Reception of Euripides,” in The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Greek Tragedy, ed. H. Roismann (Malden: Wiley Blackwell).
KOVACS, G. 2013. “Truth, Justice, and the Spartan Way: Freedom and Democracy in Frank Miller’s 300,” in Classics in the Modern World: A Democratic Turn? eds. L. Hardwick and S. Harrison (Oxford: Oxford University Press).
KOVACS, G. 2013. “Stringed Instruments in Fifth-Century Drama,” in Performance in Greek and Roman Tragedy, eds. G. Harrison and V. Liapis (Leiden: E.J. Brill), 477-499.
KOVACS, G. 2012. “Iphigenia at Aulis,” and “Wasps,” in The Literary Encyclopedia, ed. J. Burgess [www.litencyc.com].
Marshall, C.W. and G. KOVACS, eds. 2012. No Laughing Matter: Studies in Athenian Comedy (London: Bristol Classical Press).
KOVACS, G. and C.W. Marshall, eds. 2011. Classics and Comics (New York: Oxford University Press).
KOVACS, G. ‘Everything Is Happening Again’ (Episode Review of ‘Lonely Souls’) in Outside In Gets Wrapped in Plastics: Twin Peaks, ed. R. Smith? (ATB Publishing).
KOVACS, G. 2014. October 2. "The Script of Iphigenia at Aulis." University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
KOVACS, G. 2013, April 6. “The Mechane and Its Impact on Fifth-Century Theatre,” presented at Technology, Society, and Economy in the Ancient Mediterranean World, Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada.
KOVACS, G. 2019. ‘Microcosm/Universe’ (Episode Review of ‘Colony/End Game’) in Outside In Trusts No One: The X-Files, ed. R. Smith? (ATB Publishing).
KOVACS, G. 2018. ‘No, It’s Other People’ (Episode Review of ‘Bargaining Parts 1 & 2’) in Outside In Takes a Stab: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, ed. R. Smith? (ATB Publishing).
KOVACS, G. 2017. ‘Enterprise Dogs’ (Episode Review of ‘Genesis’) in Outside In Makes It So: Star Trek, The Next Generation, ed. R. Smith? (ATB Publishing)
In the Media
KOVACS, G. March 2, 2015. "What did you learn from Spock?" Interview with CBC Ontario Today.
KOVACS, G. October 8, 2014. "Classical Mythology Comes to Hollywood." OUPBlog.