Emily Greenwood

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John M. Musser Professor of Classics and (by courtesy) of African American Studies. Director of Graduate Studies
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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. She has a secondary appointment in the Department of African-American Studies.

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

“Middle Passages: Mediating Classics and Radical Philology in Marlene Nourbese Philip and Derek Walcott”, in Classicisms in the Black Atlantic, edited by Ian Moyer, Adam Lecznar, and Heidi Morse. Oxford University Press, 2020: 29-56.

“Thucydideses: Authorship, Anachrony, and Anachronism in Greek historiography”, in Classical Receptions Journal 12/1. Special Issue on Anachronism, 2020: 32-45.

‘Subaltern Classics in Anti- and Post-Colonial Literatures in English’, in The Oxford History of Classical Reception in English Literature, vol. 5: 1880-2000, edited by Kenneth Haynes. Oxford University Press, 2019: 576-607.

‘Adapting Homer Via Pope’, in Cy Twombly: Fifty Days at Iliam, edited by Carlos Basualdo. Yale University Press, 2018: 68-83.

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