Emily Greenwood

Professor of Classics
Director of Undergraduate Studies in Classics

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 joined the Classics department at Yale in July 2009.

Greenwood booksHer 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.

Recent Publications

  • [forthcoming 2014/2015] ‘On Translating Thucydides’, in Christine Lee and N. Morley (eds.) A Handbook to the Reception of Thucydides. Blackwell Publishing.
  • [forthcoming 2015] ‘Subaltern Classics in Anti- and Post-Colonial Literatures in English’, for The Oxford History of Classical Reception in English Literature, vol. 5: 1880–2000, edited by Kenneth Haynes. Oxford University Press, 2015.
  • [forthcoming 2015] ‘Futures Real and Unreal in Greek Historiography: From Herodotus to Plato’, for Knowing Future Time in and Through Greek Historiography (a supplementary issue of the journal Trends in Classics), edited by A. Lianeri, J. Grethlein, and A. Rengakos.
  • [forthcoming 2015/16] ‘Herodotus on the Move. An Essay on Herodotus 1.5.4’, for The Present in the Past, edited by T. Harrison and E. Irwin.

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LOA Spring '15

 

Field Ancient Greek Prose Literature, Classical Receptions

Areas of Research 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, Classics and Translation

 

Contact details

Phone (203) 432-9457

Fax (203) 432-1079

emily.greenwood@yale.edu