I am currently 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 am working on a book, Poetics of Unease, in which I explore the “infrastructures of feeling” that are activated by ancient poetic descriptions of labor (building on work on affect and ideology by Lauren Berlant and Raymond Williams). Other ongoing projects include work on classical receptions, ancient forgeries, and Indo-European comparative poetics. See my publications page for more info on forthcoming and in-progress articles.

I also use this website to host resources I have created for use in Memrise (flashcards) and GoldenDict and equivalent programs (dictionaries).

Quick Links: CV | Publications | Teaching | Scholia Absurda (Blog) | Electronic Resources (Dictionaries, Flashcards)

Other Links:

UChicago Comparative Literature


UCAN (UChicago Archaeology)

I offer private tutoring via Altminster.

In 2013 I founded the Trinity Journal of Literary Translation (T-JOLT). Take a look!

Latest from the Blog

A Field Guide to N. H. Pritchard’s Works

Current Version August 3 2022. This page serves as a bibliographic research tool for readers interested in exploring the poetic works of N. H. Pritchard. I have assembled this guide collating information from other online repositories and bibliographic tools (cited among the bibliographic sources). The main features are: (1) a listing of all known works,…

An Antifascist Topography?

[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…

Emma Pauly’s Bacchae at Rhetoric & Poetics (Nov 19 2020)

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…

Homeric Kingship in Italy

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…

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