R. Allen Professor: Sheila Murnaghan
Preston also announced that Dr. Sheila Murnaghan has been named
to the Alfred Reginald Allen Memorial Professorship in Greek. Dr.
Murnaghan is chair of the Department of Classical Studies. She received
an A.B. from Harvard University in 1973, a B.A. from Newnham College,
Cambridge, in 1975, and a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill in 1980.
scholarly interests include Greek poetry, especially epic and tragedy;
gender in classical culture; the classical tradition; and Greek
historiography, especially Herodotus. She has been a member of the
faculty since 1990. She came to Penn from Yale, where she served
as an associate professor.
is the author of Disguise and Recognition in the Odyssey
and the co-editor of Women and Slaves in Greco-Roman Culture:
Differential Equations, and she has written the introductions
to new translations of Homer's Iliad and Odyssey by
Stanley Lombardo. She was a founding editor of the Yale Journal
of Criticism, and she serves on the editorial boards of Helios
and the American Journal of Philology. In addition, she is
a former member of the board of directors of the American Philological
Alfred Reginald Allen Memorial Professorship in Greek was established
in 1914 with a gift from the Society of Alumni.
Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 11, November 6, 2001
November 6, 2001
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Packard Foundation awards a fellowship to Dr.
Max Tegmark of physics and astronomy.
Antonio Merlo is named director of the Penn Institute for
Jean Howard has been named the Catherine Bryson Professor.
Sheila Murnaghan has been named the Alfred Reginald Allen
Memorial Professor in Greek.
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