James J. Clauss
Department of Classics
University of Washington
Seattle WA 98195
Institution Degree Dates
University of California, Berkeley Ph.D. Classics 1976-83
American School of Classical Studies, Athens 1982-83
Fordham University M.A. Classics 1974-76
Rome Center, Loyola University of Chicago 1973-74
University of Scranton B.A. Classics (summa cum laude) 1971-74
Ph.D. Dissertation Title: Allusion and the Narrative Style
of Apollonius Rhodius
Advisor: Anthony Bulloch
Institution Position Dates
University of Washington, Academic Director of the University of
Washington Rome Center, June 2011-June 2012
University of Washington, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Academic Affairs, 2010-2014
University of Washington, Director of Honors Program 2007-2014
University of Washington, Adjunct Professor:
• Comparative Literature 2006-present
• Near Eastern Languages and Civilization 2007-present
University of Washington, Chair of Classics 2002-2007
University of Washington, Professor 1997-present
University of Washington, Associate Professor 1990-1997
University of Washington, Assistant Professor 1984-1990
Creighton University, Acting/Assistant Profrofessor 1983-1984
University of California (Berkeley), Greek Workshop (Director) Summer, 1981
Teaching Assistant/Associate 1977-1980
University of Scranton, Instructor Summer, 1977
Fordham University Teaching Assistant Fall, 1975
PRIZES, AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS
Faculty Exchange to the University of Ljubljana, Spring 2015
Onassis Senior Visiting Scholar, 2008-09
Distinguished Teaching Award, University of Washington, 1996
Thomas Day Seymour Fellowship, American School of Classical Studies in Athens, 1982-83
John Wesley Brittan Fellowship in Classics, University of California, Berkeley, 1982-83
Richardson Latin Translation Prize, University of California, Berkeley, 1982
Lulu J. Blumberg Fellowship, University of California, Berkeley, 1980-81
Alpha Sigma Nu, National Honor Society, 1974
RESEARCH PROJECTS AND GRANTS
University of Washington, Graduate Research Fellowship,
University of Washington, Graduate School Research Fund,Summer, 1988
University of Washington, CAS, Release Time Grant, Winter, 1986
Nebraska Committee for the Humanities, for Symposium, Intermundia Hellenistica, Spring, 1984
BOOKS, COLLECTIONS, TRANSLATIONS
The Best of the Argonauts. The Redefinition of the Epic Hero in Book 1 of Apollonius' Argonautica (University of California Press 1993)
Medea. Essays on Medea in Myth, Literature, Philosophy, and Art (Princeton University Press 1997), co-editor and author of paper in the collection.
Special Issue of Syllecta Classica 6 (1995), co-editor and co-author of the introduction
Filippo Coarelli, Rome and Environs. An Archaeological Guide, co-translator (University of California Press 2007)
A Companion to Hellenistic Literature, co-editor (Wiley-Blackwell 2010, paperback edition 2014)
The Gods of Greek Hexameter Poetry. From the Archaic Age to Late Antiquity and Beyond, co-editor (Franz Steiner Verlag)
ARTICLES, BOOK CHAPTERS, ENCYCLOPEDIA ENTRIES
"Allusion and Structure in Horace Satire 2.1: the Callimachean Response,"Transactions of the American Philological Association 115 (1985) pp. 197-206.
"Lies and Allusions: the Addressee and the Date of Callimachus' Hymn to Zeus,"Classical Antiquity 5 (1986), pp. 155-170.
"Ironic 'ekplexis' in Livy 21.16,"Ancient History Bulletin 1 (1987), pp. 65-67.
"The Episode of the Lycian Farmers in Ovid's Metamorphoses,"Harvard Studies in Classical Philology 92 (1988), pp. 297-314.
"Vergil and the Euphrates Revisited,"American Journal of Philology 109 (1988), pp. 309-320.
"Two Curious Reflections in the Argonautic Looking Glass (Argo. 1.577 and 603),"Giornale Italiano di Filologia 41 (1989), pp. 195-207
"The Ignoble Consistency of M. Caelius Rufus,"Athenaeum, 78 (1990), pp. 531-540
"Hellenistic Imitations of Hesiod, Catalogue of Women, fr. 1.6-7 M&W,"Quaderni Urbinati di Cultura Classica 65 (1990), pp. 129-140
"A Mythological Thaumatrope in Apollonius Rhodius,"Hermes 119 (1991), pp. 484-488
"An Attic-speaking Crow on the Capitoline: A Literary Emigr? from the Hecale,"Zeitschrift fur Papyrologie und Epigraphik 96 (1993), pp. 167-173
"Undisciplined Reflections: Hellenistic Studies and the APA,"TAPA 124 (1994) pp. 341-344, co-author
"A Delicate Foot on the Well-Worn Threshold: Paradoxical Imagery in Catullus 68b,"American Journal of Philology 116 (1995) pp. 237-253
"The Mephistophelian Nausicaa: Medea in Book 3 of Apollonius' Argonautica," in Medea pp. 149-177
"A Course on Classical Mythology in Film,"Classical Journal 91 (1996) pp. 287-95
"Domestici Hostes: the Nausicaa in Medea, the Catiline in Hannibal," Materiali e Discussioni 39 (1997) pp. 165-185
"An Acrostic in Vergil (Eclogues 1.5-8): The Chance That Mimics Choice," Aevum Antiquum 10 (1997) pp. 267-287
"Descent into Hell: Mythic Paradigms in John Ford's The Searchers,," Journal of Popular Film and Television 27 (1999) pp. 2-17
"Cosmos without Imperium: The Argonautic Journey through Time," Hellenistica Groningana IV: Apollonius Rhodius, (Groningen 2000) pp. 11-32
"Once upon a Time on Cos: A Banquet with Pan on the Side in Theocritus Idyll 7," Harvard Studies in Classical Philology 101 (2001) pp. 289-302
"Vergil's Aeneas: The Best of the Romans," in Approaches to Teaching Vergil W. S. Anderson and L. N. Quartarone (edd.) (Modern Language Association 2002) pp. 87-98
"Vergil's Sixth Eclogue: The Aetia in Rome," in M. A. Harder a.o. (edd.), Hellenstica Groningana VI: Callimachus (Groningen 2004) pp. 71-93
"Large and Illyrical Waters in Vergil's Eighth Eclogue," Hermathena 173/174 (2003/04)  pp. 165-173
"Theriaca: Nicander's Poem of the Earth," Studi Italiani di Filologia Classica 6 (2006) pp. 160-182
"When Nature Becomes Natural: Spiritual Catastrophe in Pasolini's Medea," Phasis 10.2 (2007) pp. 147-152
"Hercules Unchained: Contaminatio, Nostos, Katabasis, and the Surreal," Arethusa 41 (2008) pp. 51-66
"Introduction," co-author, in A Companion to Hellenistic Literature 2010, pp. 1-14
"From the Head of Zeus: The Beginnings of Roman Literature," in A Companion to Hellenistic Literature 2010, pp. 463-478
"Student Athletics and Honors: Building Relationships,"co-author, in Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council 11 (2010) pp. 41-43
"Perseus: A Universal Hero of Transformation," World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras, ABC-CLIO (2010); http://ancienthistory.abc.clio.com
"The Benefits of Honors Education for All College Students," Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council 12 (2011) pp. 95-100
"The Argonautic Anabasis: Myth and Hellenic Identity in Apollonius' Argonautica," Mythe et pouvoir a' l'e'poque helle'nistique (Peeters 2012) pp. 417-437
"Nikander of Kolophon," The Encyclopedia of Ancient History (Wiley-Blackwell 2013) 9.4784-86
"Callimachus" (1.221-222), "Capitoline Hill" (1.230-231), "Carinae" (1.232), "Forum" (2.498), "Forum Augustum" (2.498-499), "Forum Boarium" (2.449), "Forum Romanum" (2.500), "Medea" (2.797) in R. F. Thomas and J. M. Ziolkowski (edd.) The Virgil Encyclopedia (Wiley-Blackwell 2014)
"Myth and Mythopoesis in Valerius Flaccus' Argonautica" in M.A.J. Heerink and G. Manuwald (edd.), Brill's Companion to Valerius Flaccus (Leiden/Boston 2014) pp. 99-114
"Hiero's Question: An Introduction," co-author, in The Gods of Greek Hexameter Poetry (Franz Steiner Verlag, 2016) pp. 1-17
"Heldendammerung Anticipated: The Gods in Apollonius' Argonautica," in The Gods in Hexameter Poetry and Beyond (Franz Steiner Verlag 2016) pp. 135-151
"Nicander of Colophon: Theriaca," in D. Sider (ed.), Hellenistic Poetry: A Selection (University of Michigan Press, 2016) pp. 440-462.
"The Hercules and Cacus Episode in Augustan Literature: Engaging the Homeric Hymn to Hermes in Light of Callimachus' and Apollonius' Reception," in A. Faulkner, A. Vergados, A. Schwab (edd.) The Reception of the Homeric Hymns (Oxford University Press, 2017) pp. 55-78.
"Literature, Hellenistic," in The Encyclopedia of Ancient History. R. S. Bagnall, K. Brodersen, C.B. Champion, A. Erskine edd. Wiley: New York. DIO: 10.1002/9781444338386.wbeah30089. Published 28 December 2017.
"'Now my charms are all o'erthrown:' Intertextuality and the Theme of Succession and Replacement in Clash of the Titans (1981)," Classical World 11 (2018) pp. 549-73.
"Teaching the Old and New Testament to Students of Greek and Latin Simultaneously with Numerous and Fascinating Learning Outcomes," Teaching Classical Languages 10 (2019) pp. 99-125.
"The Near Eastern Background of Aetiological Wordplay in Callimachus," in J.J.H. Klooster, M.A. Harder, R.F. Regtuit, G.C. Wakker (edd.) Callimachus Revisited: New Perspectives in Callimachean Scholarship (= Hellenistica Groningana 24) (2019) pp. 65-96.
The Best of the Argonauts. The Redefinition of the Epic Hero in Book 1 of Apollonius' Argonautica (University of California Press 1993) 1-13 in Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism Vol. 28 (Detroit/London 1999)
E. -R. Schwinge, Kunstlichkeit von Kunst. Zur Geschichtlichkeit der alexandrinischen Poesie, (Munchen 1986), American Journal of Philology 109 (1988), pp. 447-451.
David R. Slavitt (tr.), Eclogues and Georgics of Vergil (Baltimore/London 1990) Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2.2 (1991) pp. 101-104
A.S. Hollis (ed.), Callimachus Hecale (Oxford 1990) Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2 (1991) pp. 134-139
P. Bing and R. Cohen, Games of Venus. An Anthology of Greek and Roman Erotic Verse from Sappho to Ovid (New York/London 1991) Bryn Mawr Classical Review 3 (1992) pp. 96-100
M. Campbell (ed.), Moschus: Europa (Hildesheim/Zurich/New York 1991) Bryn Mawr Classical Review 3 (1992) pp. 176-178
M. M. Winkler, (ed.), Classics and Cinema (Lewisburg 1991) Bryn Mawr Classical Review 3 (1992)M. Campbell (ed.), Moschus: Europa (Olms 1991) Bryn Mawr Classical Review 3 (1992) pp. 305-310
R. L. Hunter (ed.), Apollonius of Rhodes Argonautica Book III (Cambridge 1989) Echos du Monde Classique / Classical Views 11 (1992) pp. 63-67
R. A. B. Mynors (ed.), Virgil: Georgics (Oxford 1990) Vergilius 38 (1992) pp. 126-134
R. L. Hunter, The Argonautica of Apollonius. Literary Studies (Cambridge 1993) Bryn Mawr Classical Review 4 (1993) pp. 464-469
M. A. Harder, R. F. Regtuit, G. C. Wakker (edd.), Callimachus. Hellenistica Groningana Vol. 1 . (Groningen 1993) Bryn Mawr Classical Review 5 (1994) pp. 212-219
M. Campbell, A Commentary on Apollonius Rhodius Argonautica III.1-471 Leiden 1994) Bryn Mawr Classical Review 6 (1995) pp. 105-108
K. Thiel, Erz?hlung und Beschreibung in den Argonautika des Apollonios Rhodios (Stuttgart 1993) American Journal of Philology 116 (1995) pp. 324-327
W. Clausen, Virgil. Eclogues (Oxford 1994) Bryn Mawr Classical Review 6.8 (1995) pp. 681-685
S. Jackson, Creative Selectivity in Apollonius' Argonautica (Amsterdam 1993) Hermathena 161 (1996) pp. 91-96
R. A. Gurval, Actium and Augustus (Ann Arbor 1995) Bryn Mawr Classical Review 7.7 (1996) pp. 582-588
J. D. Reed, Bion of Smyrna. The Fragments and the Adonis (Cambridge University Press 1997) Bryn Mawr Classical Review 9.3 (1998) pp. 275-277
P. Green, The Argonautika by Apollonios Rhodios (Berkeley/Los Angeles/London 1997) Bryn Mawr Classical Review 98.12.09
Alan L. Boegehold, When A Gesture Was Expected. A Selection of Examples From Archaic and Classical Greek Literature (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1999) Bryn Mawr Classical Review 00.09.03 (2000)
B. H. Fowler, Vergil's Eclogues (Chapel Hill 1997) International Journal of the Classical Tradition 6.4 (2000) pp. 613-615
Arnd Kerkhecker, Callimachus' Book of Iambi (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999) Bryn Mawr Classical Review 01.07.12 (2000)
Bruno Gentili, Franca Perusino (edd.), Medea nella letteratura e nell'arte (Venice 2000) Bryn Mawr Classical Review 02.05.40 (2002)
Theodore D. Papanghelis and Antonios Rengakos (eds.), A Companion to Apollonius Rhodius (Leiden 2001) Classical World 96.2 (2003) pp. 229-230
R. J. Clare, The Path of the Argo. Language, Imagery, and Narrative in the Argonautica of Apollonius Rhodius (Cambridge 2002) Vergilius 49 (2003) pp. 152-158.
Graham Zanker, Modes of Viewing in Hellenistic Poetry and Art (Madison, WA 2004) Bryn Mawr Classical Review 05.01.02 (2005)
Susan Stephens, Seeing Double. Intercultural Poetics in Ptolemaic Alexandria (Berkeley 2003) Phoenix 59 (2005) pp. 161-65.
A. Boschi, A. Bozzato, I greci al cinema. Dal peplum 'd'autore' alla grafica computerizzata (Bologna 2005) Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2006.02.02 (2006)
Gary Berkowitz, Semi-Public Narration in Apollonius' Argonautica (Louvain 2004) Classical Review 55 (2005) pp. 454-56
Alan Cameron, Greek Mythography in the Roman World (Oxford 2004) Classical Philology 101 (2006) 295-99
Richard Hunter, The Shadow of Callimachus. Studies in the Reception of Hellenistic Poetry at Rome (Cambridge 2006) Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2007.07.51 (2007)
Martin M. Winkler (ed.), The Fall of the Roman Empire: Film and History (Chichester UK, Malden MA 2009), Historical Journal of Film, Radio, and Television 31 (2011) 116-119
William Thallman, Apollonius of Rhodes and the Spaces of Hellenism, (Oxford 2011), American Journal of Philology 133 (2012) 326-30
Benjamin Acosta-Hughes, Luigi Lehnus, Susan Stephens (ed.), Brill's Companion to Callimachus (Leiden, Boston 2011), Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2012.05.48 (2012)
Annette Harder, Callimachus: Aetia (2 Vols.) (Oxford 2012), Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2012.12.48 (2012)
Jay Fisher, The 'Annals' of Quintus Ennius and the Italic Tradition (Baltimore 2014), Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2015.03.13 (2015)
R. F. Thomas and J. M. Ziolkowski (eds). The Virgil Encyclopedia. Three Volumes. (Malden, MA and Oxford 2013). Vergilius 61 (2015) 184-88
D.Feeney. Beyond Greek. The Beginnings of Latin Literature. Harvard University Press 2016. Classical Journal Online 2016.07.07
R. Hunter. Apollonius of Rhodes: Argonautica Book IV, Cambridge 2015. Exemplaria Classica 20 (2016) 279-282.
Evina Sistakou. Tragic Failures: Alexandrian Responses to Tragedy and the Tragic Berlin/Boston 2016. Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2017.02.03 (2017)
R.F.Thomas. Why Bob Dylan Matters. HarperCollins 2017. Vergilius 63 (2017) 188-91.
Mitsis, Phillip, Ioannis Ziogas (edd.). Wordplay and Powerplay in Latin Poetry. Berlin/Boston: de Gruyter 2016, Gnomon 90 (2018) 309-13.
Bruce Louden, Greek Myth and the Bible. Routledge monographs in classical studies. London; New York: Routledge, 2018, Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2019.08.03
Thomas Biggs and Jessica Blum (edd.). The Epic Journey in Greek and Roman Literature. Cambridge 2019. Classical World 113.1 (2019) 110-12
I. Graduate seminars and symposia given at this or other Universities:
"Lo Scontro fra Titani di Ray Harryhausen (1981): ora i miei icanti sono tutti sconfitti," University of Trent (Italy), 22 November 2016 (by Skype).
"Ray Harryhausen's Clash of the Titans (1981): 'Now my charms are all o'erthrown'," Baylor University, 23 Sept. 2016.
"Descent into Hell: The Hero's Quest in Myth and Film," Shemel Forum, University of Scranton, 12 Sept. 2016.
"Heldendaemmerung Anticipated: The Gods in Apollonius' Argonautica," University of Udine, 22 April 2015.
"Katabasis in mythic narratives: The Clash of the Titans," University of Ljubljana, 20 April 2015.
"Honors Education at the University of Washington," University of Ljubljana, 14 April 2015.
"The Hercules and Cacus Episode in Augustan Literature: Engaging the Homeric Hymn to Hermes in Light of Callimachus' and Apollonius' Reception," University of Ljubljana, 14 April 2015.
"Virtual Greece: Hellenistic Literature in the East and West," University of Waterloo, September 29, 2009, inaugural lecture for series in Hellenistic Literature
"Homer's Odyssey as Cover of an early Argonautica;" "When Nature becomes Natural: Spritual Catastrophe in Pasolini's Medea"; "The Argonautic Expedition From Folktale to Myth." University of Miami, March 29-April 3, 2009. Onassis Senior Visiting Scholar
"Folktale motifs in modern film: the Case of Katabasis;" "The Argonautic Expedition: From Folktale to Myth;" "From the Head of Zeus: The Beginning of Roman Literature." Loyola University of Chicago, March 22-27, 2009. Onassis Senior Visiting Scholar
Mythic and Prehistorical Reflections: Jason and the Argonauts," Jackson School, University of Washington, 29 October 2008
"Medea in Archaic Literature: Hints of a Dark Side;" "From Divine Helper Maiden to Dea Ex Machina;" "Medea in Apollonius' Argonautica: A Revolutionary Prequel." CANE Summer Institute, Dartmouth College, July 7-12, 2008. Onassis Senior Visiting Scholar
"Originality in Ancient Greek and Roman Literature and the Gospel of St. Luke," Catalysts, University of Washington, 14 May 2008
"Classical Mythology and Traditional Folktales in Film," UW Annual Faculty Lecture (AIA), 4 March 2008
"When Nature becomes Natural: Spiritual Catastrophe in Pasolini's Medea," Argonautica and World Culture, Tbilisi State University, Tbilisi, Georgia, October 3, 2007
"Nicander's Poem of the Earth," Seminario di Lettaratura Classica, Arezzo, March 17, 2006
"Programmatic Puns in Vergil and Nicander," University of California (Berkeley), November 4, 2004
"Vergil's Sixth Eclogue: The Aetia in Rome," University of Calgary, October 24, 2003
"Descent into Hell: A Folktale Motif in Ancient Mythology and Modern Cinema," Calgary Society for Mediterranean Studies, University of Calgary, Oct. 25, 2003
"Catastrofe Spirituale in Pasolini's Medea," On Board the Argo Through Time and Media (Conference), University of Washington, November 3, 2000
"If only the Argo never sailed: Paradoxical Evolution in Apollonius' Argonautica," Universita' di Fiorenze, March 21, 1999
"Vergil's Aeneas: The Best of the Romans,"Colby College, Maine, November 8, 1995
"Cast in Another's Role: Medea as Nausicaa, Hannibal as Catiline," Allusion and the Limits of Interpretability (Colloquium), University of Washington, 29 April 1995.
"Un passo delicato su una soglia consunta. Immagini e
matafore paradossali nel carme 68 di Catullo,"
•Universita' degli Studi di Verona (Italy), April 13, 1994
•Universita' Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan (Italy), April 14, 1994
"Augustan Rome: an Urban Panegyric," Department of Classics, The University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, British Columbia, October 21, 1989.
"Apollonius Rhodius Argonautica: heroic contrasts,"Faculty Seminar in Ancient Studies, The University of Puget Sound, April 21, 1989.
"Ambition and Anger as Factors in Roman Politics of the Late Republic: M. Caelius Rufus and his Rejection of the Caesarian Cause," The University of Victoria, Department of Classics, January 28, 1988.
"The Narrative Technique of Apollonius Rhodius,"University of Victoria, Department of Classics, January 29, 1988.
"Poets in the Library: the New Literary Movement of the Hellenistic Age," Creighton University (Intermundia Hellenistica, a symposium) April 4, 1984.
II. Papers read at conferences:
"The Odyssey: From Cover to Classic," Classical Association of the Middle West and South, Albuquerque NW, April 13, 2018.
"Now my charm are all o'erthrown:" Intertextuality and the Theme of Succession and Replacement in Clash of the Titans (1981), Keynote presentation at the Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, Lexington KY, 21 April 2017; Keynote presentation at the Jesuit High School Teachers Conference, Phoenix AZ, 3 November 2017.
"Intertextual Architecture: The Art of Reading American Buildings based on Greco-Roman Models," Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference, Albuquerque NM, 17 February 2017
"New Trends, New Challenges: Teaching Latin in Secondary School upon Earning an M.A. or Ph.D." Respondent, Classical Association of the Mid-West and South Conference, Williamsburg, 19 March 2016
"Word Play in Etiological Narratives," Les Mots sous Les Textes: Interpreting Wordplay in Greek and Latin Poetry conference, Geneva, November 7-8, 2014
"The Hercules and Cacus Episode in Augustan Literature: Engaging the Homeric Hymn to Hermes in Light of Callimachus' and Apollonius' Reception," The Reception of the Homeric Hymns conference, Heidelberg, June 23-25, 2014
"First Year Experience: Preparing Students for Honors Education and Portfolio," National Collegiate Honors Council Conference, New Orleans, November 9, 2013"Faculty Development for Honors Pedagogy: Biannual Honors Faculty Workshops," National Collegiate Honors Council Conference, New Orleans, November 7, 2013
"Honors Portfolio at the University of Washington: A Work in Context," National Collegiate Honors Council Conference, Boston, November 17, 2012.
"Desmond Davis' Clash of the Titans (1981): A complex Cinematic Intertext," Illinois Classical Conference, Chicago, October 6, 2012.
"Oedipal Themes in Desmond Davis' Clash of the Titans (1981)," The Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations, Albuquerque New Mexico, February 10, 2012.
"The Honors Capstone Experience at the University of Washington," National Collegiate Honors Council Conference, Phoenix, October 20, 2011.
"Hellenistic Aesthetics in Early Roman Poetry and Contemporary Urban Projects", Waterloo Institute for Hellenistic Studies, Inaugural Workshop, December 11, 2010.
"Myth and Hellenic Identity in Apollonius' Argonautica: the Argonautic Anabasis, Mythe et Pouvoir a l'Epoque Hellenistique, Colloque International, ENS de Lyon, 11 June 2010.
"The Next Voice You Hear: Apollonius, Ennius, and the Audiences that Loved Them," Classical Association of Canada Meeting, Quebec City, May 12, 2010.
"God Made Man: The Classical Hero in Film," American Philological Association Meeting, San Diego, Jan. 2007
"Hercules Unchained: Nostos, Katabasis, Contaminatio and the Surreal," American Philological Association Meeting, Boston, Jan. 2005
"Descent into Hell: A Folktale Motif in Ancient Mythology and Modern Cinema," Calgary Society for Mediterranean Studies, University of Calgary, Oct. 25, 2003
"Catastrofe Spirituale in Pasolini's Medea," The Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations, Albuquerque New Mexico, February 13, 2003
"Callimachus in Rome: Vergil's Sixth Eclogue," Sixth Groningen Workshop on Hellenistic Poetry, Groningen, Netherlands, August, 2002; Chicago Classical Club, May, 2003
"Aetiology and Evolution in the Argonautica of Apollonius Rhodius," American Philological Association Meeting, Dallas TX, Dec. 1999
"The Katabasis Theme in Ancient Myth and Modern Film," Guelph Classics Association 6th Annual Symposium, Feb 27, 1999
"Casting a Wider and More Inclusive Net: Teaching Multiculturalism at Home and Abroad", in panel "Multiculturalism and the Classics" (organized by the author), American Philological Association Meeting, Washington DC, Dec. 1998 .
"Strategies for teaching the Classics," Wisconsin Association of Foreign Language Teachers, Appleton WI, 6 November 1998
"Did Maurizio Nichetti steal Vittorio De Sica's Bicycle Thief," Dante Alleghieri Society, Seattle, October 14, 1998
"If only the Argo never sailed: Paradoxical Evolution in Apollonius' Argonautica," Fourth Groningen Workshop on Hellenistic Poetry, Groningen, Netherlands, September 4, 1998
"Descent into Hell: Mythic Paradigms in The Searchers", Western History Association, St. Paul, MN, October 1997
"An Acrostic in Vergil (Eclogues 1.5-8)?", Classical Association of the Middlewest and South, Nashville, TN, April 1996
"Hannibal in Catiline: The Opening of the Third Decade of Livy's Ab Urbe Condita, Classical Association of the Middlewest and South, Omaha, NE, 20 April 1995.
"Hannibal in Catiline: From Historical Analysis to Moral Drama,"Xe congres de la federation internationale des associations d'etudes classiques, 27 Universite Laval, Quebec City, Canada, August 27, 1994
"A Delicate Foot on the Well Worn Threshold: Inverted Poetics in Catullus 68b"Classical Association of the Pacific Northwest, Vancouver BC, April 3, 1992
"The Mephistophelian Nausicaa: Medea in the Argonautica," American Philological Association Annual meeting, Chicago, December 1991
"The Best of the Argonauts," American Philological Association Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, December 28, 1989.
"A Hephaestian 'holkas' (Apollonius Rhodius 1.603)," Classical Association of the Middlewest and South, Lexington, KY, April 1, 1989.
"Argonautic Heroics," Classical Association of the Pacific Northwest, Victoria B.C., April 15, 1989.
"Poetic Investiture in the Episode of the Lycian Farmers," Classical Association of the Middlewest and South, Boulder, Colorado, April 1987.
"Ordinal Imitation in the Sixth Eclogue," Classical Association of the Pacific Northwest, Seattle, WA, April 1987.
"Allusion, Date and Function of Callimachus' Hymn to Zeus," American Philological Association Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., December, 1985.
"The Sacrifice and Apportionment of the Argo," Classical Association of the Middlewest and South, Williamsburg, VA, April 1984.
"Horace, Satire 2.1.17-21: a Callimachean Reply," American Philological Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, December 1982.
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND ORGANIZATIONS
Referee for Classical Antiquity, Classical Journal, Classical Philology, Classical Quarterly, Harvard Studies in Classical Philology, Honors in Practice, Phoenix, Transactions of the American Philological Association, Eugesta, Cambridge University Press Cornell University Press, Mayfield Publishing, Oxford University Press, Princeton University Press, University of Michigan Press.
Advisory Editor, Focus Classical Library, Cambridge, Mass. 1987-2010
Advisory Council, School of Classical Studies, American Academy in Rome 1987-present
Philological Association, member 1975-present
•APA Editorial Board for Textbooks (EBT) 1991-1996
•APA EBT, chair 1993-1996
•APA Committee on Publications 1993-1996
•Search Committee for the editor of TAPA 1995
•Committee on Scholarships for Minority Students 1996-1999, chair 1998-99
Institute of America
•Vice-president of the Seattle chapter 1990-1991
•President of the Seattle chapter 1991-1992
Association of the Pacific Northwest
•Chair, Scholarship Committee 1987-92
National Collegiate Honors
Council, member 2007-2014
•Member, Editorial Board, Honors in Practice, 2010-present
Bryn Mawr Classical Review
•Member, Editorial Board, 2013-present
Yearbook of Ancient Greek Epic (Brill)
•Member, Editorial Board, 2014-present
UW COMMITTEES AND ASSIGNMENTS OUTSIDE OF AND WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT
•Faculty Senate: Appeal Review Panel, 1987-90; 1993-96
•Dissertation Fellowship Committee (Graduate School), 1987
•GSF Arts and Humanities Research Project Committee, 1990-91
•Search Committee on the Dean of the Graduate School and Vice Provost, 1995-96
•Faculty Senate, Spring 1996
•Graduate School Council, 1995-98
•Special Committee on Minority Faculty Affairs, 1995-98
•Distinguished Teaching Award Committee, 1998
•Undergraduate Advising Director Search Committee, 1999
•CIDR Advisory Board, 2000-03
•Ten Year Review of the Department of Architecture (chair) 2000-01
•GSR Process Improvement Team, W-Sp 2004
•Search Committee on the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Sp-At 2007
•Search Committee on the Vice Provost of Global Affairs, Sp-At 2008
•Ten Year Review of the Department of Germanics (chair), Autumn 2008
•Provosts 2Y2D Advisory Committee, 2010-2014
•Sustainable Academic Business Plan Committee, 2010-2014
•Search Committee on the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Sp-At 2012
College of Arts and Sciences
•Department of Classics Chairman Search Committee, 1986, 2012
•Center for the Humanities, Executive Committee, 1988-92
•Center for the Humanities, Curriculum Committee, 1998-99
•Review of Danish Lecturer Agreement, 1999-00
•Western European Travel Fellowship Committee, 1999-00
•Task Force on the First Year Experience, Chair, 2000-01
•Early Fall Start Discovery Seminar, Co-Chair, 2005-06
•Early Fall Start Discovery Seminar, Chair, 2006-08
•Department of Slavic Languages Chair Search Comm., 2007
•Hanauer Endowed Professors and Fellows Committee, 2008-14
•College Council, 2013-17, 2018-19
•Department of Asian Language and Literature Chair Search Comm., chair, 2015
Undergraduate Academic Affairs
•Directors Committee, 2007-14
•Executive Staff, 2011-14
•Robinson Center Advisory Board, 2011-14
•Curriculum Committee, 2014-17
Department of Classics
•Classics 101 Coordinator, 1985-1989
•Classics 205 Coordinator, 1985-1986
•Latin 101-102-103 Coordinator, 1985-1989
•Latin Ph.D. Examination Committee, Passim
•Greek Ph.D. Examination Committee, Passim
•Modern Language Ph.D. Examination committee, Passim
•Annual Teachers Conference, chair and member, Passim
•PhD Oral Examination Committee, Passim
•Classics Seminar in Rome Committee, Passim
•Graduate Advisor, 1991-1995
•Greenfield Fellowship Committee, 1990-1, 1997-98
•Admissions and Appointments Committee, 1991-1995
•Teaching Assistant Coordinator, 1996-2003
•Acting Chair, 2000 (winter, spring), 2019-20
•Development Committee, 2002-present
•New Position Search Committee,Chair, 2013-14
Reviews of External Academic Programs
Department of Classical Studies, Loyola University (Chicago), Fall 2000 and Fall 2006, Chair
Departent of Classical and Near East Studies, University of Minnesota, Spring 2009, Member
Honors Program, University of California, Los Angeles, Spring 2011, Member
Honors Program, University of California, Irvine, Spring 2014, Chair
Department of Classics, Whitman College, Spring 2014, Chair
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