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N. Gregson Davis, Andrew W. Mellon Research Professor of Humanities and Faculty of Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

N. Gregson Davis
Contact Info:
Office Location:  243A Allen Bldg. Box 90103
Office Phone:  (919) 684-3244
Email Address: send me a message

Teaching (Spring 2016):

  • LATIN 102.01, ELEMENTARY LATIN Synopsis
    Social Sciences 311, MWF 12:00 PM-12:50 PM
  • LATIN 768S.01, SEMINAR LAT LIT II (TOP) Synopsis
    Languages 312, WF 03:05 PM-04:20 PM

Ph.D.University of California at Berkeley1968
B.A.Harvard University1960
Research Interests:

Greek and Latin Poetry; francophone and anglophone Caribbean Literature; rhetoric; semiotics; pragmatics; reception of Classics in Caribbean literature


Caribbean literature (English) • Caribbean literature (French) • Latin literature • Martinican literature (French)

Current Ph.D. Students   (Former Students)

    Recent Publications   (More Publications)

    1. G Davis, Journal of a Homecoming, in Cahier d'un retour au pays natal by Aimé Césaire, manual (2016), Duke University Press  [abs]
    2. G Davis, Aimé Césaire, in Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro-Latin American Biography, manual (2015)
    3. G Davis, The dual function of the umbra-motif in Vergil’s Bucolics, in Vergilian Studies dedicated to the memory of Mario Geymonat, edited by HC Günther, manual, vol. 10 (2015), pp. 89-101, Traugott Bautz Verlag
    4. G Davis, Locus of performance and lyric argument in Horace C.3.28, in Actes du colloque de Lyon "La poésie lyrique dans la cité antique, manual (2015), pp. 275-284, École Normale de Lyon  [abs]
    5. G Davis, A flag of one’s own? Aimé Césaire between poetry and politics, manual (June, 2013), Oxford University Press [available here]  [abs]

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