Emily Greenwood

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Prof Classics
Rm 307 Phelps -- 344 College St, New Haven, CT 06511-6629
Ph.D., Cambridge University


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 is currently writing a book entitled Classics: a Beginner’s Guide, for Oneworld Publications. 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.

Areas of Interests:  Classics

Additional Area(s) of Interest
Greek historiography, Greek prose literature of the fifth and fourth centuries BCE

Selected Recent Publications
■Afro-Greeks: Dialogues Between Anglophone Caribbean Literature and Classics in the Twentieth Century(Oxford University Press, Jan 28 2010)

■‘Shades of Rome in the Poetry of Derek Walcott’, in Living Classics: Greece and Rome in Contemporary Poetry in English, edited by Stephen Harrison. Oxford University Press, 2009 (pp. 255-74)

■‘Re-rooting the classical tradition: new directions in black classicism’, Classical Receptions Journal Vol. 1/1 (2009): 87-103

■‘Fictions of Dialogue in Thucydides’, in The end of Ancient Dialogue?, edited by Simon Goldhill. Cambridge University Press, 2008 (pp. 15-28)


‘Mimicry and Classical Allusion in V. S. Naipaul’s The Mimic Men’, in Susan Stephens and Phiroze Vasunia (eds.) Classics and National Culture. Oxford University Press, July 2010: 100-120.

■‘Sounding Out Homer: Christopher Logue’s Acoustic Homer’, Oral Tradition 24/2 (2009): 1-15