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Lawrence B. Breitborde

Professor of Anthropology; Chair of Classics

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999

309-341-7216

lbreitbo@​knox.edu

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Meet the Classics Faculty

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999

309-341-7216

lbreitbo@knox.edu

"For more than thirty years, I have been studying change in the lives of urban west Africans. Sub-Saharan Africa remains one of the most intense locales for changes in the lifeways and values of people, with some of the highest rates of urbanization in the world, and extensive and complex multilingualism. This research informs my teaching in Cultural Anthropology, especially in courses like "Language and Culture" and "Contemporary Cultures Of Africa."

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999

309-341-7304

bfineber@knox.edu

"Both Classics and Women's Studies have shaped my research interests. I am currently looking at first century Roman elegiac poetry, asking questions such as: What can we learn from these texts about gender and power relations in ancient Rome? What can a text written by a smitten lover tell us about a culture that earlier generations studied to learn about law and military history? Can a poem that celebrates the simple pleasures of the Italian countryside teach us anything about Rome-the most powerful city the world had known?"

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999

309-341-7346

sfineber@knox.edu

"Alongside other scholarly pursuits, I am working on a book project that focuses on the god Dionysos in Athens. The theoretical approach is psychoanalytic and anthropological, and the evidence is drawn from both written and visual sources; these include Dionysos in Homer, Attic comedy and tragedy, and the Platonic Dialogues, as well as the evidence of the Attic painted pottery."

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999

jsnethercut@knox.edu

"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."

Cooperating Faculty from Other Programs

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999

309-341-7621

dfatkin@knox.edu

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999

309-341-7329

jgrace@knox.edu

"My main area of interest is the representation of homosexual visibility on stage. My research examines how playwrights at the Caffe Cino, a small New York coffeehouse that pioneered the 1960s Off-Off-Broadway movement, presented homosexual characters in their plays. This research interweaves social and cultural history with themes of sexual identity to expose how topics of gender expression, social oppression, communication codes, camp perception, and characteristics of affirmation coalesced around textual bodies of performance in the 1960s, thereby facilitating explicit homosexual diversity on stage."

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