Madelaine Chrisanthidis

MA CRW Candidate


Fields of Study

Areas of Interest

  • Literary Fiction
  • Speculative Fiction
  • Classical Reception


I am a second year student in the MA in Creative Writing. I received my Honours Bachelor of Arts with minors in Classical Civilization and Creative Expression & Society from University of Toronto. My thesis is a speculative classical reception novel that investigates the portrayal of women in contemporary interpretations of Ancient Greek myth. My project is funded by SSHRC. As an undergraduate student, I reviewed books in the Arts section of The Mike, and now I’m an associate editor at Echolocation!

List of Publications

  • “Babel: Or the Necessity of Violence: An Arcane History of the Oxford Translators’ Revolution by R.F Kuang” The Mike, 2022.
  • “She’s (Literally) A Maneater: A Certain Hunger by Chelsea G. Summers” The Mike, 2022.
  • “The Idiot by Elif Batuman” The Mike, 2023.