Kay Gabriel

  • Princeton University
  • Department of Classics
  • Postgraduate Research Associate

Kay Gabriel is a Postgraduate Research Associate in the Princeton Classics department, where she completed her PhD in January 2020. Kay’s research targets the adaptation of Greek tragedy in 20th-century modernist and avant-garde movements. Her dissertation—”Euripides, Moderniste: Tragic Adaptation and Avant-Garde Classicism in the Twentieth Century”—tracks the claim, canonized around 1800, that Euripides anticipates the social and political concerns of modernity; the dissertation argues that this anachronistic structure of interpretation enabled the adaptation of Euripidean tragedy in modernism and the avant-garde. Kay has published academic articles on Wole Soyinka, Anne Carson, Kathy Acker, and Trish Salah. She’s the recipient of fellowships from the Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church and the Lambda Literary foundation. Her poetry and essays have appeared in The Brooklyn Rail, Canadian Art, LA Review of Books, and Social Text.