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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 (Fall 2015):

  • LATIN 101.01, ELEMENTARY LATIN Synopsis
    Soc/Psych 128, MWF 10:20 AM-11:10 AM
  • LATIN 368S.01, SNAPSHOTS OF ROME Synopsis
    Soc/Psych 129, MW 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
  • LS 770.84, SELECTED TOPICS Synopsis
    GLS 2114 CONF ROOM, W 06:15 PM-08:45 PM
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
    TBA, 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. with with Abiola Irele., Journal of a Homecoming. English translation, with Introduction, of Aimé Césaire's Cahier d'un retour au pays natal, in Aimé Césaire: Cahier d'un retour au pays natal (2014)  [author's comments]
    2. Parthenope: The Interplay of Ideas in Vergiian Bucolic (2013)
    3. Negritude-as-performance: the interplay of efficacious and inefficaciuos speech acts in Cahier d'un retour au pays natal, Research in African Literatures, vol. 41 no. 1 (Spring, 2010), pp. 142-154
    4. A Companion to Horace (2010), Wiley-Blackwell Oxford 2010
    5. Archilochus lyricus and Horatian melos, in In A Companion to Horace, edited by Gregson Davis (2010), Wiley Blackwell

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