I am a Humanities Teaching Fellow at the University of Chicago. My research covers affect in premodern literature, with a primary emphasis on ancient poetry from Greece, the Near East, and India.
I offer private tutoring via Altminster.
This site is also the home of Scholia Absurda, a blog in which I publish short reflections on literary topics, as well as notes, translations, and longer introductions to uncommon texts.
In 2013 I founded the Trinity Journal of Literary Translation (T-JOLT). Take a look!
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Hello Readers, Just dropping the link to the ACLA Seminar proposal that Sophus Helle and I are hoping to organize for the 2022 ACLA! https://www.acla.org/philology-affect-comparative-perspectives More about Sophus here: https://sophushelle.com/about/ Hope you can spread the word and looking forward to submissions!
[Part I of a Series of Blog Posts on Modern Epigraphic Problems, tangentially related to a book project on the Pyramid in Rome.] I took this photo in Piazza Pascoli in Matera. For those who are not familiar with this kind of sight, the picture shows an intentionally destroyed fascist monumental plaque. The erasure is […]
Recording (w/ Screen Captions) Closed Captioning by Larry Eames. Archival Info The performance was preceded by an Introduction by Emma (included in the video above) and followed by a 45-min discussion with some members of the cast and select audience members (not included). Blurb A young person returns to their hometown for the first time […]
The complex position occupied by King Umberto I di Savoia in Italian history is punctuated by attempts on his life, only the third of which was successful. Gaetano Bresci was the last of the three “anarchists” who set out to kill a man whose repressive policies had long impinged on the working classes, and whose […]
John Brough’s Poems from the Sanskrit (1968) is one of those old Penguin Classics worth picking up in a second hand shop. I bought the book when I was an undergrad and enjoyed it immensely–and I had little idea that I would one day be reading Sanskrit in the original. Since then it has been […]