Bess Myers is a rhetorician, classicist, and comparatist whose scholarship weaves together rhetorical studies and ancient Greek and Roman studies. She is currently working on her first book, Plato's Rhetorical Universe.
Ancient Greek and Roman rhetorics, history of rhetoric, classical reception, translation studies
PhD, Comparative Literature, University of Oregon
MA, Classics, University of Oregon
MA, English, The College of New Jersey
BA, English & Classical Studies, The College of New Jersey
Myers, B. (2021). Akairos. In M. Kennerly (Ed.), A New Handbook of Rhetoric: Inverting the Classical Vocabulary Penn State University Press.
Myers, B. (2021). Review of Jenny Rice’s Awful Archives: Conspiracy Theory, Rhetoric, and Acts of Evidence. Enculturation. http://enculturation.net/review-awful-archives
Myers, B. (2020). Review: R. Kaster's Cicero: Brutus and Orator. Bryn Mawr Classical Review, 2020.12.20.
Myers, B. (2019). Women Who Translate: What Happens to Our Deeply Gendered Understanding of the Act of Translating a Text When the Translator is a Woman? Eidolon. https://eidolon.pub/women-who-translate-7966e56b3df2
Myers, B. (2018). Barack Obama, “Remarks by the President at a Memorial Service for the Victims of the Shooting in Tucson, Arizona” (12 January 2011). Voices of Democracy, 13, 24-36.