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Latin literature; Roman culture; text and image; performance studies; Classical reception.
435 S. State StreetAnn Arbor, MI 48109-1003
Office Location(s): 2130 Tisch Hall
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Areas of research: Latin Literature; Roman Culture; Text and Image; Performance Studies; Classical Reception
Basil Dufallo received the Ph.D. in Classics from UCLA in 1999 and has been teaching at the University of Michigan since 2001. He is the author of The Ghosts of the Past: Latin Literature, the Dead, and Rome’s Transition to a Principate (The Ohio State University Press, 2007) and The Captor’s Image: Greek Culture in Roman Ecphrasis (Oxford University Press, 2013) and has edited, with Peggy McCracken, Dead Lovers: Erotic Bonds and the Study of Premodern Europe (University of Michigan Press, 2006). Additional publications include articles on Latin literature and Roman culture. He is the recipient of a Faculty Fellowship at U-M’s Institute for the Humanities (2010-11) and is active in the American Philological Association. Ongoing projects include a book on errores in republican Latin poetry. Teaching interests in Classics include undergraduate courses on Roman civilization and undergraduate and graduate courses at all levels on Latin literature. Teaching interests in Comparative Literature include undergraduate courses on Text and Image as well as War and Homecoming and a graduate seminar on Language and Healing: Ancient and Modern Perspectives.
Reviews of The Captor's Image:
Medieval and Early Modern Studies
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