Institute for Mediterranean Studies

Dr. Daria Resh

Philologist, Researcher
Centre of Art History "El Greco"

Daria Resh is a researcher at the Department of Classics at New York University. She works on Byzantine literary culture, and has published on the theory and socio-cultural significance of rewriting—her doctoral thesis is titled “Metaphrasis in Byzantine Hagiography: The Early History of the Genre (ca. 800–1000)” (Brown University 2018). Together with David Konstan (NYU), she has won a three-year grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for the critical edition, with translation and commentary, of the Greek dossiers of Sts Barbara and Katherine.

Affiliation: NYU, Department of Classics; National Hellenic Research Foundation, Institute of Historical Research
Main research area: Philology, Byzantine Studies
Position in the RICONTRANS: Project Researcher

Areas of special interest:
Byzantine literary culture, Byzantine and Slavic hagiography, cult of Saints, narrative and storytelling in the premodern Mediterranean

Education:
PhD in Classics, Brown University, Department of Classics, 2018

MA in Byzantine and Neo-Hellenic Studies, Department of Philology and Arts, St. Petersburg State University, 2011

BA in History, Ural State Gorky University, Department of History, 2009

Contact:
daria_resh@alumni.brown.edu

Selected Publications:

“Subjectivity and Truth in Hagiographical Discourse: The Case of St. Barbara’s Dossier,” in Vincent Déroche, Christian Høgel, Anna Lampadaridi (eds.), L'histoire comme elle se présentait dans l'hagiographie (Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Uppsaliensis, forthcoming).

“The First Metaphrast: Ioannes, Bishop of Sardeis,” in Anne Alwis, Martin Hinterberger, and Elisabeth Schiffer (eds.), Metaphrasis in Byzantine Literature (Turnhout: Brepols, forthcoming in 2020).

“What is Metaphrasis? The Case of Ioannes of Sardeis (BHG 215i),” in Stavroula Constantinou and Christian Høgel (eds.), Metaphrasis: A Byzantine Concept of Rewriting and Its Hagiographical Products (Leiden: Brill, in press): 139-175.

“Toward a Byzantine Definition of Metaphrasis”, GRBS 55-3 (2015): 754-787.