Associate Professor of Classics & Department Chair
B.A., M.A., Ph.D. (Toronto)
Department of Classical Studies
Lawson Hall, Room 3205B
The University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario Canada N6A 5B8
(519) 661-2111 ext. 84519
Classical Greek literature, Greek myth, Athenian politics. Publications: articles on Sophoclean tragedy
Research Interests: The culture of democratic Athens in the fifth and fourth centuries BC as revealed by authors of drama, rhetoric, and philosophy.
Intergenericity and intertextuality in the ancient Greek literary tradition
The reception of texts from the Greek literary tradition in Latin literature and in contemporary writing.
Not Teaching (2013-2014): On Sabbatical
Thesis Supervisions: Supervisor, Lauren Mayes, PhD candidate. In progress.
Supervisor, Jonathan Vickers, Tumbling in Choral Performance MA thesis, Classics. 2010-11.
Supervisor, Cassie Mackenzie. Vision and Spectacle in the Novels of Chariton and Heliodorus MA thesis,
Co-supervisor, Lisa Micheelsen, University of Alberta, The Poetry of Death: an Examination of the Language and Concepts in the Articulation of Death in the Iliad, PhD student in Classics, 2000-02
Edited (With Jeremy Rossiter) The Seasons: Greek and Roman Perspectives, a special issue of Mouseion (XLVII - Series III, Vol. 3, 2003)
Introduction (with Jeremy Rossiter) to The Seasons: Greek and Roman Perspectives, a special issue of Mouseion (XLVII - Series III, Vol. 3, 2003) 233-235.
"The Poet at Colonus: Nightingales in Sophocles, Mnemosyne 54, 2001, 646-658. (Netherlands).
Silence in Sophocles, in Siegfried Jaekel and Asko Timonen, eds. The Language of Silence. Turku, Finland, 2001. 31-40.
"An Analytical Onomasticon to the Metamorphoses of Ovid: Online Sampler" with John Bradley, Willard McCarty and Burton Wright. 1999-present. Published version here
"Quanto trepidat tumultu: Horace Odes 3.27". Forthcoming in Quaderni Urbinati di Cultura Classica. 16 pages.
Book Reviews:Konrad Kinzl. A Companion to the Classical Greek World. University of Toronto Quarterly 77:1 (Winter 2007/2008)
Kevin Corrigan and Elena Glazov-Corrigan. Platos Dialectic at Play: Argument, Structure and Myth in the Symposium. Philosophy in Review 26.6. (Dec. 2006) 399-401.
Kathryn Morgan: Myth and Philosophy: From the Presocratics to Plato. Phoenix LVII 3-4 (2004) 333-35.
Prometheus, Pandora and Io, Writing Europe Before 1450. Bergen, Norway. June 4, 2012. Refereed.
Prometheus, Pandora and Io, Annual Meeting of the Classical Association of Canada. London, ON. May 8, 2012. Refereed.
From Mnemosyne to the Alphabet, Annual Meeting of the American Philological Association, Philadelphia, PA. January 8, 2012. Refereed.
Breaking the Law in Heliodorus Aethiopika, Annual Meeting of the Classical Association of Canada. May 12, 2011. Halifax, N.S. refereed.
The Alphabet and the Muses, Coloquio Internacional Interdisciplinar, Da Letra ao Imaginario. Lisbon, Portugal. May 5. 2011. Refereed.
Clytemnestras Odyssey: Agamemnon 896-974, Annual Meeting of the American Philological Association, San Antonio, Texas, Jan. 8, 2011. Refereed
Clytemnestra and Penelope in Aeschylus Agamemnon Invited Keynote Speaker, Colloquium on Aeschylus Agamemnon. Windsor, November 7, 2009
"The Mother-Daughter Romance and Heroic Nostos in Heliodorus' Aithiopika" International Conference on the Ancient Novel, Lisbon, July 2008.
Heroic Turns and Returns Keynote address. Repetitions and Returns. Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference, University of Western Ontario. March 6, 2008.
"Euripides' Medea: Just One Day" Keynote Address, Opening of Euripides' Medea. Trent University Feb. 28, 2007.
"Alcibiades and the Parody of the Mysteries in Plato's Symposium" May 26, 2006. Classical Association of Canada, Toronto. refereed.
"Death, Goodness and the Lost Daughter: The Homeric Hymn to Demeter and Carol Shields' Unless", University of Western Ontario Gender and Society Workshop. Feb. 2006.
"Socrates and Marsyas in Plato's Symposium" May 13 2005, Classical Association of Canada, Banff, Alberta. refereed.
"Death, Goodness and the Lost Daughter: The Homeric Hymn to Demeter and Carol Shields' Unless", presented at conference Penelope's Revenge. April 30-May 1, 2004. University of Calgary. Invited.
"Athenian Democracy as Trickster", Citizenship and Public Space. Annual Meeting of the Canadian Anthropology Society. May 5-9, 2004. University of Western Ontario. Contributed.
Love and Death in Sophocles Trachiniae, Brock University Annual Colloquium, March 8, 2003. Invited.
Odysseus, Monsters, Dionysus and Democracy, Wilfrid Laurier University, Oct. 4, 2002. Invited.
"Odysseus on the Tragic Stage," Department of Languages and Literatures, University of Guelph, 2002. Invited.
"Polyphemus in Athens," Department of Classical Studies, University of Western Ontario and Department of Classics, Dalhousie University, 2001
"Melanthius and Melantho, Children of Dolius," Homeric Contexts, University of Toronto and York University, 2000 refereed.
"Silence in Sophocles," Language and Silence, University of Turku, Finland, 2000. invited.
"A Wolf Among Lambs: Odysseus in Euripides Hecuba, Iphigeneia at Aulis, and Trojan Women," Classical Association of Canada, Winnipeg, 2000
"A Wolf in Sheeps Clothing: Odysseus and Animal Disguise," Appoaches to Antiquity, University of Toronto, 1997
"Quanto trepidat tumultu: Horace, Odes 3.27," Appoaches to Antiquity, University of Toronto, 1996
"The Nightingales of Sophocles," Classical Association of Canada, Montreal, 1995
Clytemnestras Odyssey UWO Faculty of Arts and Humanities Research Day, 2012
"Death, Goodness and the Lost Daughter: The Homeric Hymn to Demeter and Carol Shields' Unless", UWO Faculty of Arts and Humanities Research Day, 2006
"Odysseus in Democratic Athens". UWO Faculty of Arts Research Day, 2005