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Emily Wilson

Associate Professor of Classical Studies


Emily Wilson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Classical Studies. She has a BA from Oxford in Classics, an M. Phil., also from Oxford, in English Literature (1500-1660), and a Ph.D. from Yale in Classics and Comparative Literature. Her first book was Mocked with Death: Tragic overliving from Sophocles to Milton (Johns Hopkins, 2004). Her second book was The Death of Sophocles: Hero, Villain, Chatterbox, Saint (Harvard UP 2007). Other publications include various chapters and articles on the reception of classical literature in English literature, and reviews in the TLS and LRB. She is the classics editor for the revised Norton Anthology of World Literature, and Western Literature (forthcoming a couple of years from now).

Courses Taught

fall 2013

ENGL 029.401 Classical Traditions

fall 2011

ENGL 029.401 Classical Traditions

spring 2011

spring 2007

ENGL 229.403 Tragedy and the Tragic

spring 2005

ENGL 229.301 Love and Loss

spring 2004

ENGL 096.401 Ancient Novel