Mary Pittas-Herschbach (firstname.lastname@example.org) received her B.A. from the University of Illinois (Urbana- Champaign) and her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, College Park. Her research interests are in the classical theatre of Greece and its influence upon French classicism, the classical tradition in Modern Greek literature, and the history of open-air performances of ancient drama in modern Greece. She teaches courses on the Classical Tradition in modern Greece.
Pittas-Herschbach’s publications include Time and Space in Euripides and Racine: The Hippolytos of Euripides and Racine's Phèdre, published by Peter Lang in 1990; "The Woman who Would Not Remain Silent: the character of Phaedra in Euripides and Racine" (a paper included in the volume Autonomy in Logos: Anatomies of Silence, ed. Anne Cacoullos, Athens University, 1998); “The Status of Modern Greek Studies in Higher Education: A Case Study on the East Coast” (Journal of Modern Greek Studies, Volume 24, 2006); "Identity and Difference in the Iphigeneia of Petros Katsaitis"(Journal of Modern Greek Studies, May 2002); and "Transformations of Mythical Space: The Case of Kambanellis in Greek Drama" (Text and Presentation, 2001). She has presented papers at the Comparative Drama Conference in Ohio and Baltimore (most recently, in 2013, with a paper entitled “Voicing the Centaur”) as well as numerous papers at the biennial conferences of the Modern Greek Studies Association, most recently in October 2011, with a paper on “Classical Tradition and Modern Greek Drama: The Case of Marios Ponticas”.
Mary Pittas-Herschbach is the program director for Greece: the Living Legacy, a three-week study abroad program offered through the Classics Department and taught on location in Greece during the month of June.