Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics
"My main interests are in Latin and Greek literature (chiefly poetry), ancient philosophy, ancient and modern literary theory, Roman and Greek art and architecture, and the broad interconnections between visual and literary artifacts in classical antiquity. I am also interested in the reception of the ancient world in the modern period, especially in the political sphere and in classical music and opera."
Years at Knox: 2012 to present
Ph.D., Classical Studies, 2012, University of Pennsylvania.
CTL Certificate in College and University Teaching, 2011, University of Pennsylvania.
M.A., Classical Studies, 2008, University of Pennsylvania.
M.Phil., Classical Studies, 2007, University of Cambridge.
B.A., Classics and Italian, 2005, University of Texas at Austin.
Greek and Latin literature and philosophy; Greek and Roman Art and Architecture; the Greco-Roman foundations of modern politics; the reception of classical literature in modern fantasy and science fiction.
Full Curriculum Vitae - (DOC)
Selected Professional Accomplishments
Presidential Award for Outstanding Graduate Student Paper, Classical Association of the Middle West & South, 2011.
George L. Harrison Fellow, University of Pennsylvania, 2009-2010.
Dean's Summer Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania, 2009, 2011.
Benjamin Franklin Fellow, University of Pennsylvania, 2006-2009, 2010-2012.
Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Chapter of Texas, University of Texas at Austin, 2005.
Marshall Scholarship Finalist, 2005.
Dedman Distinguished Scholarship, University of Texas at Austin, 2001-2005.
National Latin Exam Scholarship, 2001-2005.
Junior Fellow, University of Texas at Austin, 2003-2005.
1st Place National Eta Sigma Phi Latin Prose Composition Test, 2004 and 2005.
1st Place National Eta Sigma Phi Advanced Latin Translation Test, 2005.
2nd Place National Eta Sigma Phi Advanced Greek Translation Test, 2005.
W.J. Battle Scholarship for Excellence in Classical Languages, University of Texas at Austin, 2004.
Outstanding German Student, Department of Germanic Studies, University of Texas at Austin, 2002, 2003, and 2004.
Manson A. Stewart Scholarship, Classical Association of the Middle West & South, 2003.
Lourania Miller Scholarship in Classical Languages, University of Texas at Austin, 2003.
Outstanding Italian Student, Department of French and Italian, University of Texas at Austin, 2003.
"Ennius and the Revaluation of Traditional Historiography in Lucretius' De Rerum Natura" in Valuing Antiquity in Antiquity, ed. J. Ker and C. Pieper. Leiden: Brill (forthcoming).
"Ovid's Hercules and the Homeric Hymn(s?) to Apollo" in The Reception of the Homeric Hymns in Latin and Later Greek Literature, ed. A. Faulkner and A. Vergados. OUP (forthcoming).
Manuel Baumbach and Silvio Bär (eds). Brill's Companion to Greek and Latin Epyllion and Its Reception. Leiden: Brill 2012. Reviewed in Classical Review (forthcoming).
Marco Fernandelli. Catullo e la rinascita dell'epos: dal carme 64 all'Eneide. Spudasmata, Bd. 142. Hildesheim, Zürich, New York: Georg Olms Verlag 2012. Reviewed in Bryn Mawr Classical Review January 31, 2013.
Thomas Baier. Geschichte der römischen Literatur. Beck'sche Reihe 2446. München 2010. Reviewed in Bryn Mawr Classical Review March 9, 2012.
"Lucretius' Water Cycle and the Subversion of Literary History," conference on "Lucretius in Theory: Literary-Critical Approaches to the De Rerum Natura," University of Edinburgh, October 1, 2013.
"Ennius Perennis in Lucretius' De Rerum Natura," Classical Association of the Middle West and South Annual Meeting, April 17-20, 2013.
"Image and Text: Methodological Preliminaries," Western Illinois Society of the Archaeological Institute of America, Monmouth College, March 25, 2013.
"Provisional Poetics in Lucretius' De Rerum Natura," University of Pennsylvania, June 20, 2012.
"The Anti-Value of Antiquity in Lucretius' De Rerum Natura," conference on "Valuing Antiquity in Antiquity: The Penn-Leiden Colloquia on Ancient Values VII," June 16, 2012.
"Vergil's Aeneid and the Redefinition of Epic," University of Dallas, February 24, 2012.
"The Interpretation of Ancient Campanian Visual Narratives," Knox College, February 14, 2012.
"Generic Multiplicity in the Proem to the Aeneid," Classical Association of the Middle West and South Annual Meeting, April 8, 2011.
"Analepsis and Prolepsis in Epic Ekphrasis and Campanian Wall Painting," Graduate Interdisciplinary Seminar, Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge, March 2, 2007.
"Apotheosis in Ovid's Metamorphoses: Narrative Telos and the Ovidian Worldview," A Caucus Seminar, Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge, February 7, 2007.
"Gigantomachy in Valerius' Argonautica," A Caucus Seminar, Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge, October 28, 2006.