Ph.D. (UC Berkeley)
Professor of Classics and Comparative Literature
Primary Office: Contact Department
Primary Phone: Contact Department
Quarterly Office Hours
Head of Section, Classics
Greek; Feminist Theory and Psychoanalysis; Cultural Studies
History, Rhetorical Description and the Epic: From Homer to Spenser. Cambridge: Boydell and Brewer, 1982.
Centaurs and Amazons: Women and the Prehistory of the Great Chain of Being. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1982. Paperback, 1991.
"A Disturbance of Syntax at the Gates of Rome" Stanford Literature Review, 2 (1985): 185-208.
Sowing the Body: Psychoanalysis and Ancient Representations of Women. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1988. Paperback, 1991.
"Inscription, the Law, and the Comic Body," Métis: Revue d'anthropologie du monde grec ancien, 3 (1988): 69-84.
Il corpo come metafora: Rappresentazioni della donna nella Grecia antica. Rome: Laterza, 1990.
Torture and Truth. New York and London: Routledge, 1991.
Sappho Is Burning. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1995. Paperback, 1997.
Trojan Horses: Saving the Classics from Conservatives. New York: New York University Press, 2001.
Slaves and Other Objects, University of Chicago Press, 2003.
A Million and One Gods: The Persistence of Polytheism (Harvard University Press, 2014)