Emily Greenwood

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Chair, Professor of Classics
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Emily Greenwood studied Classics at Cambridge University, where she gained her BA, MPhil, and PhD degrees. After finishing her PhD she was a research fellow at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge (2000–2002), before joining the department of Classics at the University of St Andrews where she was lecturer in Greek from 2002–2008. She joined the Classics department at Yale in July 2009.

Her research interests include ancient Greek historiography, Greek prose literature of the fifth and fourth centuries BCE, twentieth century classical receptions (especially uses of Classics in Africa, Britain, the Caribbean, and Greece), Classics and Postcolonialism, and the theory and practice of translating the ‘classics’ of Greek and Roman literature. She is more than happy to talk to students who are interested in working in any of these areas.

Field

Ancient Greek Prose Literature, Classical Receptions.

Areas of Research

Greek historiography, Greek prose literature of the fifth and fourth centuries BCE, twentieth century classical receptions (especially uses of Classics in Africa, Britain, the Caribbean, and Greece), Classics and Postcolonialism, Classics and Translation.

Some Recent Publications

  • ‘On Translating Thucydides’, in A Handbook to the Reception of Thucydides, edited by Christine Lee and N. Morley. Wiley-Blackwell, 2015: 91-121.
  • ‘Epilogue’, in Learning Latin and Greek from Antiquity to the Present, edited by E. Archibald, W. Brockliss, and J. Gnoza. Yale Classical Studies 37. Cambridge University Press, 2015: 198-208.

Forthcoming 2016:

  • ‘Subaltern Classics in Anti- and Post-Colonial Literatures in English’, for The Oxford History of Classical Reception in English Literature, vol. 5: 1880-2000, edited by Kenneth Haynes. Oxford University Press, 2016.
  • ‘Thucydides on Sicily and the Sicilian Expedition’, for the Oxford Companion to Thucydides, edited by R. Balot, S. Forsdyke, and E. Foster. Oxford University Press, 2016.
  • ‘Futures Real and Unreal in Greek Historiography: From Herodotus to Plato’, for a Supplement of the journal Trends in Classics entitled Knowing Future Time in and Through Greek Historiography, edited by A. Lianeri, J. Grethlein, and A. Rengakos, 2016.

Current Teaching:

Fall 2015
CLCV 256 Ancient Athenian Civilization (MW 2.30-3.45 + 1htba)

Spring 2016
CLSS 891 Translatio: Translation and the Classics (W 7-8.50)
GREK 471/ 771 Plutarch’s Lives (MW 11:35-12:50)

CV: https://yale.academia.edu/EmilyGreenwood