Denise Eileen McCoskey
Affiliate Black World StudiesClaiming Cleopatra:
Race and the Study of Classical Antiquity
Lecture, Texas Tech University, April 23, 2013 Current CV
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Phone: (513) 529-1486
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Mondays 2:00-4:00 pm;
Wednesdays/Fridays 11:30 am-12:30 pmEducation: B.A. in Classics & Archaeology, Cornell University, 1990; Ph.D. in Classical Studies, Duke University, 1995
Dissertation: Gender Differentiation and Narrative Construction in Propertius
Research Interests: Race and gender in antiquity Augustan ideology Greek tragedy
Courses taught: Classical Mythology; Travel and Self-Definition in Antiquity; Race & Ethnicity in Antiquity; Greek and Roman Tragedy; Women in Antiquity; Conflict in Greco-Roman Egypt; Jews Among the Greeks and Romans; Ancient Rome & Modern Europe: The Roman Past in the Making of Modern Europe (in Luxembourg); Greek and Roman Lyric Poetry; Women, Representation and the State; The Age of Augustus; Lat 101; 102; 201; Vergil; Ovid’s Heroides & the Epistolary Tradition in Latin Elegy; The Latin Novel/Petronius: Text and Context; Latin Love Poetry; Seneca
Research in progress: Race: Antiquity and its Legacy.
with Mary Jean Corbett, “Virginia Woolf, Richard Jebb, and Sophocles’ Antigone” (forthcoming)
with Emily Zakin, eds. Bound by the City: Greek Tragedy, Sexual Difference, and the Formation of the Polis (SUNY Press, 2009).
“The Loss of Abandonment in Sophocles’ Electra” in Bound by the City: Greek Tragedy, Sexual Difference, and the Formation of the Polis (SUNY Press, 2009), 221-245.
“Naming the Fault in Question: Theorizing Racism among the Greeks and Romans” International Journal of the Classical Tradition 13 (Fall 2006), 243-67.
“Gender at the Crossroads of Empire: Locating Women in Strabo’s Geography” in Strabo’s Cultural Geography: The Making of a Kolossourgia, edd. Daniela Dueck, Hugh Lindsay, and Sarah Pothecary (Cambridge University Press, 2005), 56-72.
“On Black Athena, Hippocratic Medicine, and Roman Imperial Edicts: Egyptians and the Problem of Race in Antiquity,” in Race and Ethnicity—Across Time, Space and Discipline, ed. Rodney D. Coates (Brill Press, 2004), 297-330.
“Diaspora in the Reading of Jewish History, Identity, and Difference” Diaspora 12.3 (2003), 387-418.
“By Any Other Name? Ethnicity and the Study of Ancient Identity” Classical Bulletin 79.1 (2003), 93-109.
“Race Before ‘Whiteness’: Studying Identity in Ptolemaic Egypt” Critical Sociology 28 (2002), 13-39.
“Murder by Letters: Interpretation, Identity and the Instability of Text in Norfolk’s Lemprière’s Dictionary,” Classical and Modern Literature 20/2 (2000), 39-59.
“Reading Cynthia and Sexual Difference in the Poems of Propertius,” Ramus 28 (1999), 16-39.
“Answering the Multicultural Imperative: A Course on Race and Ethnicity in Classics,” Classical World 92 (1999), 553-561.
“‘I, whom she detested so bitterly’: Slavery and the Violent Division of Women in Aeschylus’ Oresteia,” in Differential Equations: Women and Slaves in Greco-Roman Culture, edd. Sheila Murnaghan and Sandra R. Joshel (Routledge 1998), 35-55.
American Philological Association’s 2009 Award for Excellence in College Teaching
John J. Winkler Memorial Prize (1992)