Dr Ross Clare

Teacher in Classics & Ancient History/Project Co-ordinator Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology


Personal Statement

My research primarily centres around the reception of Greece and Rome in popular culture, particulary videogames, film & television, science-fiction & fantasy, and comic-books. My interests also include, to a significant extent, the concept and logic of transmedia, narratology, and fictional-world theory. My PhD thesis, on representations and play processes in ancient-world videogames, was accepted in 2018 and is now being prepared for publication as a monograph. I have recently contributed to an edited volume on classics and videogames, and am currently preparing a contribution concerning Greek and Roman historiographies in the writings of J.R.R. Tolkien. I now teach Ancient History at the University of Liverpool, with an especial focus on the history, visual culture and literature of ancient Greece, and as of 2018, I manage the Liverpool Schools Classics Project which delivers the study of the ancient world to schools around Merseyside. Along with ancient Greece, I am very interested in the study of late antiquity.