Prof. Dr. Freddy Decreus

Freddy Decreus is a classical philologist, specialized in the reception of classical Antiquity during the 19th and 20th centuries. He works at the University of Gent, where he is responsible for courses in Latin Literature, Literary Theory, Comparative Literature and Theatre History (esp. Ritual Theatre). His publications have addressed the didactics of classical languages, classical tragedy and the modern stage, mythology and modern painting, postmodernism and the rewriting of the classics, and feminism and the classics.

Recently he published (together with Mieke Kolk) two volumes on rereading classics in ‘East' and ‘West': ‘Post-colonial Perspectives on the Tragic' (2004) and ‘The performance of the Comic in Arabic Theatre. Cultural Heritage, Western Models, Post-colonial Hybridity' (2005).