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Christine Godfrey Perkell
Dartmouth College, Department of Classics:
Visiting Appointments at:
Drew University: Department of Classics:
Awards and Honors:
Major Grant of $217,000: Director, NEH Summer Institute for College
Fellowship: Lucy Shoe Merritt Residency in Classics at American Academy in Rome (Fall 2000).
Institutes (presenter and/or director)
NEH Summer Institute at University of Georgia (July 2002), presenter on “Gender and Ideology in the Aeneid.”
“Vergil Project” University of Pennsylvania (Summers 1998-2000), presenter.
"Reading Vergil's Aeneid" NEH Six-Week Institute for College Teachers, Emory University (Summer1994), Director.
NEH Institute in the Teaching of Classical Civilizations, The Ohio State University (Summer 1983), presenter for the week on "Women in Classical Literature.”
"The Legacy of Fifth-Century Athens" Classical Association of New England:
2. Reading Vergil's Aeneid: An Interpretive Guide, ed. C. Perkell (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1999; repr. 2002, 2006)
3. The Poet's Truth: A Study of the Poet in Virgil's Georgics (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1989)
4. Vergil, Aeneid 12, A Commentary, forthcoming from Focus Press.
3. "Pastoral Value in Vergil: Some Instances." In Poets and Critics Read Vergil, ed. Sarah Spence (New Haven, CT 2001) 26-43.
4. "Virgil's 'Theodicy' Reconsidered." In Vergil at 2000: Commemorative Essays on the Poet and his Influence, edd. J. D. Bernard and P.T. Alessi (New York 1986) 67-83.
5. "On Creusa, Dido and the Quality of Victory in Virgil's Aeneid " In Reflections of Women in Antiquity, ed. H. P. Foley [London 1981] 355-77); repr.of Women's Studies 8 (1981) 201-23.
6. “Editor’s Introduction.” In Reading Vergil's Aeneid, ed. C. Perkell (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1999; repr. 2002, 2006) 2-28.
7. "Aeneid One: An Epic Programme." In Reading Vergil's Aeneid, ed. C. Perkell (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1999; repr. 2002, 2006) 29-49.
2. “Irony in the Underworlds of Dante and Virgil: Readings of Francesca da Rimini and Palinurus.” Materiali e Discussioni 52 (2004) 125-40.
4. “Vergil Reading His Readers: A Study of Eclogue 9.” Vergilius 47 (2001) 64-88.
5. "The Lament of Juturna: Pathos and Interpretation in the Aeneid." TAPA 127 (1997) 257- 86.
7. "Ambiguity and Irony: 'The Last Resort'?" Helios 21 (1994) 63-74.
8. "On the Birds in the Birds." Ramus 22 (1993) 1-18.
9. "Vergil's Eclogues: New Directions in Scholarship." Vergilius 36 (1990) 43-55.
10. "On Eclogue 1.79-83." TAPA 120 (1990) 171-81.
11. "Women in Classical Literature." In Greek and Roman Civilization: Essays on the Teaching of Four Aspects of Classical Civilizations, ed. Mark Morford (Columbus, OH 1981) 11-33.
13. "On Creusa, Dido and the Quality of Victory in Virgil's Aeneid." Women's Studies 8 (1981) 201-23.
Stratis Kyriakidis, Narrative Structure and Poetics in the Aeneid: The Frame of Book 6. BMCR 11/1999.
R. Wilhelm and H. Jones, The Two Worlds of the Poet: New Perspectives on Vergil. Vergilius 43 (1997) 144-55.
David West, Virgil: The Aeneid. A New Prose Translation. CW 70(1993) 149.
Joseph Farrell, Vergil's Georgics and the Traditions of Ancient Epic. CP 87 (1992) 269-74.
Susan Wiltshire, Public and Private in Vergil's Aeneid. Vergilius 36 (1990) 143-45.
Papers Presented (since 1990):
Misreadings of Vergil in Dante’s Comedy,” invited paper at SYMPOSIUM CUMANUM “The Vergilian Tradition: Manuscripts, Texts, Reception.” Cuma, Italy, June 2006; presented again at the Vergil Panel, Classical Association of the Midwest and South Annual Meeting, March 2010.
“Genre, Structure, and Moral Meaning in the Ekphrases of Aeneid 1.” Invited Lecture at Corpus Christi College, Oxford University, November 2008.
“The Aeneid as a Core Text in Western Literature,” Invited Lecture at Auburn University. Auburn, Alabama, September 2008.
“Teaching the Aeneid in the Core Curriculum.” Invited Seminar Presentation. Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama. September 2008.
“Feminist Criticism of Latin Literature,” CAAS Annual Meeting, Oct. 2004.
“The Songs of Demodocus and Homer’s Odyssey”: Invited lecture, Illinois Wesleyan University, March 2002.
“Is Vergil Sexist?” Invited lecture, Illinois Wesleyan University, March 2002.
"Meaning and Ekphrases in Aeneid 1," Smith College, November 1999; Princeton University, December 1999; Wellesley College, March 2000; revised versions at the American Academy in Rome, November 2000 and Bryn Mawr College, November 2001.
"The Golden Age and its Contradictions in the Poetry of Vergil." Brown University “Conference on Ancient Utopias and Imaginary Places,” March 1998; Princeton University, December 1999.
"Reading the Laments of Iliad 24." Invited lecture, Mississippi University for Women, December 1998.
"Lament and Closure in the Iliad and the Aeneid" Graduate Seminar: University of Michigan, November 1997; The Ohio State University, December 1997.
"Pathos and Interpretation in the Aeneid: the Lament of Juturna." Invited lecture, University of Michigan, November 1997; The Ohio State University, December 1997.
"Aeneid 1 Ekphrases and the Aeneid" APA Annual Meeting, December 1996.
"The Lament of Juturna." Center for Literary and Cultural Studies, Harvard University 1996.
"Beyond Grief and Reason: A Response to Joseph Brodsky." Conference: Poets and Critics Read Vergil, University of Georgia, March 1995.
"The Lament of Juturna and the Oppositional Voice in the Aeneid." American Philological Association Annual Meeting December 1993; also at the Conference on Epics and the Contemporary World, University of Wisconsin, April 1994; CAMWS, April 1994.
"Ambiguity and Irony: the Last Resort?" American Philological Association, December 1992 (Co-chair with G. K. Galinsky of Seminar "Ambiguity in the Aeneid"); also presented at Annual Meeting of the CAMWS, April 1993.
"Considerations on Lament and Closure in the Iliad and the Aeneid" Conference on Virgil and the Greeks: Influences and Counterinfluences, at the Florida State University, 1992; also presented at Stanford University, 1992.
Response to Charles Segal, "'He Who Saw Everything': Journey, Death, and Knowledge in the Epic Tradition from Gilgamesh to Aeneas" Conference on Virgil and the Greeks: Influences and Counterinfluences, at the Florida State University, 1992.
"Irony and Intelligibility in the Tragedy of Dido" Wesleyan University, 1990; also presented at Stanford University, 1991 and University of Georgia, Athens, 1991.
"Eclogues": Panel on Vergilian Scholarship in the 1990s, American Philological Association, December 1990
Extra-University Service and Citizenship:
American Philological Association, Editorial Board for Monographs. Chair 1996-97, Member 1992-96:.
Vergil Society, Board of Trustees, 2007-2010.
Vergil Society, Chair of Scholarship Committee, 2004-2010.
Vergilius, Editorial Board 1997-present
Classical Association of New England Annual Meeting, Co-Chair of Discussion of Perkell, “Introduction” to Reading Vergil’s Aeneid: An Interpretive Guide, October 2006.
Classical Association of the Middle West and South Program Committee 2003-06.
Classical Association of the Middle West and South, Chair, panel on “Vergil,” 1996.
Reader on NEH Scholars’ Panel: Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent Scholars: Classical, Medieval, and Renaissance Studies (July 2003).
NEH: Evaluator of Vergil Project, U. of Pennsylvania 1998-2000.
Reader for tenure or promotion reviews: Dartmouth College, Mount Holyoke College, University of California Los Angeles, UC-Santa Cruz, Wesleyan University.
Reader for scholarly presses: