Randall Pogorzelski

Pogorzelski Associate Professor of Classics

BA (Southern California), MA (Pennsylvania), PhD (Santa Barbara)

Office: Lawson Hall 3211
Extension: 84526

Special Interests

Roman literature, especially Augustan and early imperial poetry; literary theory; classical reception.

Teaching 2016-2017

  • CS2301A: Crime and Punishment in the Ancient World - MW (12:30-1:30pm)
  • CS2301B: Crime and Punishment in the Ancient World - MW (12:30-1:30pm)
  • CS3150F: Roman Epic MWF (10:30-11:30am)
  • LA3200B/4903B: Latin Poetry Selections MWF (9:30-10:30am)
  • Classics 9000: Core Course – Latin Literature - W (2:30-5:30pm)


  • Virgil and Joyce: Nationalism and Imperialism in the Aeneid and Ulysses. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2016.
  • "Centers and Peripheries," in A Companion to the Flavian Age of Imperial Rome. ed. Andrew Zissos. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2016.
  • "Colonization," "James Joyce," and "Orientalism," in The Virgil Encyclopedia. eds. Richard Thomas and Jan Ziolkowski. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013.
  • "Orbis Romanus: Lucan and the Limits of the Roman World," Transactions of the American Philological Association 141.1 (2011) 143-170.
  • "The 'Reassurance of Fratricide' in the Aeneid," American Journal of Philology 130.2 (2009) 261-289. (Winner of the Gildersleeve Prize for the best paper of the year in AJP)
  • "Ghosts of Optimism: Virgil's Parade of Heroes in Joyce's "Circe," International Journal of the Classical Tradition 16.3/4 (2009) 443-466.