Graduate Student and Alumni News 2008

January 5, 2009

Graduate Alumni News

During the past year and a half, several of our PhD's have been promoted to tenured Associate Professor: Kate Gilhuly at Wellesley College; Dylan Sailor at Berkeley; Sarah Stroup at University of Washington, Seattle; and Ken Wolfe at St. John's College, Santa Fe.

Håkan Tell is a Junior Fellow at the Center for Hellenic Studies this year, and Melissa Mueller and Tarik Wareh will be Junior Fellows there in 2009-2010.

For Placement News for 2008 see the separate news item.

Graduate Student News

During the summer Tom Hendrickson team-taught (with Kathy McCarthy) a course in Roman History at San Quentin through the Prison University Project, which relies on volunteer professors and grad students for all of its courses.

David Jacobson presented a paper entitled “Deictic Ambiguity, Audience Address, and the Program of the City Dionysia” at the Second International Conference on Hellenic Civilization: “Space and Time in Ancient Theatre” held at Alexandroupolis, Greece. Together with Chris Churchill and Amy Russell (AHMA) he co-organized the conference "Local Identities in the Ancient Mediterranean" dedicated to the memory of Corinne Crawford.

Dan Walin traveled in Greece for a month in summer 2008. In November he gave a paper entitled "The Slave as Author and Object of Humor in Aristophanes" at the conference "Servi Sunt. Immo Homines: Graduate Student Conference in Ancient Slavery" at the University of Colorado, Boulder. His article "An Aristophanic Slave: Peace 819-1126" will soon appear in Classical Quarterly 59.1 (2009).

Naomi Weiss' article "A Psychoanalytical Reading of Euripides' Ion: Repetition, Development and Identity" was published recently in Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies 51 (2008) 39-50. Naomi also spoke on this topic at a graduate conference at the Center for Comparative Literature in Toronto in April.