T. Corey Brennan
|T. Corey Brennan|
|Birth name||Terry Corey Brennan|
|Also known as||Corey Loog Brennan|
|Born||November 24, 1959|
|Occupation(s)||Professor, guitarist, songwriter|
|Associated acts||Bullet LaVolta, The Lemonheads, Loog|
Terry Corey Brennan (born November 24, 1959) is an associate professor of Classics at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, (USA). Under the stage name Corey "Loog" Brennan he was a guitarist and songwriter involved with several bands, including Boston-based bands Bullet LaVolta band and The Lemonheads, and the Rome, Italy-based Superfetazione.
Brennan was graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts (A.B.) and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. A Fellow of the American Academy in Rome, he continued to earn a Master of Arts (A.M.) from the University of Oxford and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) from Harvard University in 1990.
Alongside his career as an academic, he has also pursued a parallel career as a musician with several bands, playing with the Italian band Superfetazione while at the American Academy in Rome, and Bullet LaVolta while at Harvard. Brennan also worked as a disc jockey at WHRB, the Harvard radio station, where he met Evan Dando of The Lemonheads. Brennan, known in those days as "Corey Loog Brennan", toured with The Lemonheads, opening their shows with his own band, Bullet LaVolta and soon after joined the Lemonheads in 1988. A highly accomplished guitar soloist, he continued touring with them until 1991. During this period, Brennan co-wrote the tracks Li'l Seed, Cazzo Di Ferro and the epic (The) Door. The latter track formed part of the band's sole session for John Peel's radio show, and on this track Brennan assumed lead vocal duties. The performance led Peel to remark "that's the closest we've come to guitar hero stuff in quite a season".
He assembled a band under the name Loog for a solitary album, Meltdown House, which was released in 1995 on the Netherlands-based Survival Records. Contributors included Clay Tarver and Chris Guttmacher (both ex-Bullet LaVolta), Chris Brokaw (ex-Come and Codeine), Dana Everson, Alexis Jimmy Vira and Imke Wagener (ex-Satellite City and latterly a graphic designer)
He was on the faculty of Bryn Mawr College from 1990 to 2000, until joining the faculty at Rutgers in 2000.
Brennan is the editor of the American Journal of Ancient History. As a scholar of Roman and Greek history, Brennan has appeared on several documentaries and television programs, including ones for the Discovery Channel, History Channel, and National Geographic.
From July 2009 – 2012 T. Corey Brennan served a three-year term as the Andrew W. Mellon Professor-in-Charge of the School of Classical Studies at the American Academy in Rome. He currently lives in Princeton, NJ with his wife and their three children.
- The Praetorship in the Roman Republic: Origins to 122 BC Volume I (New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000). ISBN 0-19-511459-0
- The Praetorship in the Roman Republic: 122 to 49 BC Volume II (New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000). ISBN 0-19-511460-4
- Wisdom from the Ancients: Enduring Business Lessons from Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, and the Illustrious Leaders of Ancient Greece and Rome (with Thomas J. Figueira, and Rachel Hall Sternberg) (New York: Perseus, 2001). ISBN 0-7382-0373-4
Articles and chapters
- "Power and Process under the Republican 'Constitution'", in Flower, Harriet I. (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to the Roman Republic (New York and Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004) 31-64. ISBN 0-521-80794-8
- "Principes and Plebs: Nerva's Reign as Turning-point?" in American Journal of Ancient History (2000) 40-66.
- "The Poets Julia Balbilla and Damo at the Colossus of Memnon", in Classical World 91.5 (1998) 215-34.
- Bullet LaVolta - The Gift (1989), on guitar
- The Lemonheads - Lick (1989), on guitar
- The Lemonheads - Lovey (1990), on guitar
- Loog - Meltdown House (1995), on guitar