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Curriculum Vitae 
Micaela W. Janan
Box 90103, Durham, NC 27708-0103
(919) 684-2257 (office)
classicalstudiesdus@duke.edu (email)

Education:

Ph.D. Princeton University, 1988
B.A. University of California at Santa Cruz, 1979

Professional Experience / Employment History

    Duke University
        Associate Professor, Department of Classical Studies, 1997-present
        Assistant Professor, Department of Classical Studies, 1990-97
    University of Utah
        Assistant Professor, Department of Languages and Literature, 1986-90
    University of Southern California
        Instructor, Department of Classics, 1984-86

Publications

   Books

Janan, M. Reflections in a Serpent's Eye: Thebes in Ovid's Metamorphoses.  Oxford University Press,  1-288. [doi]
Janan, MW. The Politics of Desire: Propertius IV.  University of California Press, .
Janan, MW. "When the Lamp Is Shattered": Desire and Narrative in Catullus.  Southern Illinois University Press, . (named an Outstanding Academic Book of 1994 by Choice (January 1995 [32.5] 723))

   Articles

Janan, M. "Lacanian Psychoanalytic Theory and Roman Love Elegy." A Companion to Roman Love Elegy  WILEY-BLACKWELL  373-389. [doi]
Janan, MW. "Lacanian Psychoanalytic Theory and Roman Love Elegy." The Blackwell Companion to Roman Love Elegy. Edited by Gold, B.  WILEY-BLACKWELL  375-389.
Janan, M. "In the Name of the Father: Ovid’s Theban Law." The Sites of Rome: Time, Space, Memory. Edited by Larmour, DHJ; Spencer, D.  Oxford University Press  102-137.
Janan, M. "Narcissus on the text: Psychoanalysis, exegesis, ethics." Phoenix  vol. 61 no. 3-4,   286-+. [Gateway.cgi]
Janan, MW. "’In the Name of the Father’: Ovid’s Theban Law." The Sites of Rome: Time, Space, Memory. Edited by Larmour, DHJ; Spencer, D.  Oxford University Press  102-137.
Janan, MW. "Was the Aeneid Augustan propaganda?." History in Dispute. Edited by Platter, C; Miller, PA.  vol. 20   189-194.
Janan, M. "The snake sheds its skin: Pentheus (re)imagines Thebes (Reflections on Ovidian borrowings from the 'Aeneid')." Classical Philology  vol. 99 no. 2,   130-146. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
Janan, MW. "The Muse Unruly and Dead: Acanthis in Propertius 4.5." Cultivating the Muse - Struggles for Power and Inspiration in Classical Literature. Edited by Spentzou, E; Fowler, D.  Oxford University Press  187-206.
Janan, M. ""Beyond Good and Evil": Tarpeia and Philosophy in the Feminine." The Classical World  vol. 92 no. 5, JSTOR  429-429. Reprinted in Oxford Readings in Classical Studies: Propertius, ed. Ellen Greene and Tara S. Welch, 2012, 404-429 [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
Janan, MW. "Refashioning Hercules: Propertius 4.9." Helios: a journal devoted to critical and methodological studies of classical culture, literature, and society  vol. 25 no. 1,   65-77.
Janan, M. ""There beneath the Roman Ruin Where the Purple Flowers Grow": Ovid's Minyeides and the Feminine Imagination." The American Journal of Philology  vol. 115 no. 3, JSTOR  427-427. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
Janan, MW. "The Labyrinth and the Mirror: Incest and Influence in Metamorphoses 9." Arethusa  vol. 24   239-256.
Janan, MW. "The Politics of Interpretation: Judging the Hermaphrodite." American Philological Association, Boston, MA   .
Janan, MW. "Desire and Narrative in Catullus 11 and 51." Utah Academy of Arts and Sciences, St. George, UT   .
Janan, M. "The Book of Good Love? Design Versus Desire in Metamorphoses 10." Ramus  vol. 17 no. 02, Cambridge University Press (CUP)  110-137. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]

   Papers Published

Janan, MW. "Desire and Narrative in Catullus 11 and 51."    .
Janan, MW. "The Labyrinth and the Mirror: Incest and Influence in Metamorphoses 9."    .
Janan, MW. "The Politics of Interpretation: Judging the Hermaphrodite."    .
Janan, MW. "There Beneath the Roman Ruin Where the Purple Flowers Grow: Ovid's Minyeides and the Feminine Imagination."    .
Janan, MW. "Beyond Good and Evil: Tarpeia & Philosophy in the Feminine."    .
Janan, MW. "Refashioning Hercules: Propertius 4.9."    .
Janan, MW. "Rome's Mirror Stage: Ovid, the Classics and Reflective Identity."    .
Janan, MW. "Narcissus on the Text: Psychoanalysis, Exegesis, Ethics."    .
Janan, MW. "The Father's Tragedy: Assessing Paternity in Silvae 2.1."    .
Janan, MW. "'Our Father, Who Art My Lover': Psychoanalysis and Paternity in Statius’ Silvae."    .
Janan, MW. "'That Way Madness lies': The Outrageous Father of Ovid’s Thebes." Classical Association, Manchester, UK,   .
Janan, MW. "Delusion and Desire in the Fatherland: The Law in Ovid’s Thebes." American Philological Association, San Francisco, CA   .
Janan, MW. "A Snake in the Glass: Pentheus Fashions Thebes (Met. 3.531-63)." Classical Association of the Middle West and South, Austin, TX   .
Janan, MW. "The Parallax View: Arethusa Writes (to) Lycotas." American Philological Association, Dallas, TX   .
Janan, MW. "Arethusa to Lycotas: The Metaphysics of Decadence." Classical Association of the Middle West and South, Charlottesville, VA   .
Janan, MW. "Speaking as (the Ghost of) a Woman: Acanthis as the 'Other Voice' of Prop. 4.5." American Philological Association, Washington, D.C.   .
Janan, MW. "Infidelities: (Un)making Belief in Propertius 4.8 (the Lanuvium Elegy)." American Philological Association, New York, NY   .
Janan, MW. "The Phenomenology of the Spirits: The Cornelia Elegy (Propertius." American Philological Association, San Diego, CA   .
Janan, MW. "Changing the Subject: Hercules and the Interpretation of Catullus 68." Classical Association of the Middle West and South, Atlanta, GA   .
Janan, MW. "Hercules in Rome: Propertius 4.9." Classical Association of the Middle West and South, Southern Section, Chapel Hill, NC   .
Janan, MW. "'Shadow of a Doubt': Framing the Subject in Propertius' Gallus-poems." American Philological Association, Washington, D.C.   .
Janan, MW. "Double Trouble, or, How Lacan Invented the Anxiety of Influence for Ovid: A Reading of the Caunus/Byblis Tale in Ovid's Metamorphoses." University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill   .
Janan, MW. "`Stop Making Sense': Drawing the Line(s) in Catullus 68." Utah Academy of Arts and Sciences, Logan, UT   .
Janan, MW. "New Twine in Old Shuttles: Women Weaving Rebellion in Metamorphoses IV." Philological Association of the Pacific Coast, Santa Cruz, CA   .
Janan, MW. "The Pen and the Phallus, or, `Eros by Any Other Name...'." Philological Association of the Pacific Coast, Santa Barbara, CA   .

   Reviews

Janan, M, AUGUSTAN ELEGY. (H.H.) Review. Hunter Gardner. Gendering Time in Augustan Love Elegy. Pp. x + 285.Oxford:Oxford University Press,2013. Cased, £63, US$110. ISBN:978-0-19-965239-6.. The Classical Review 64:02  463-465. [doi]
Janan, M, Review of OVID'S LOVERS: DESIRE, DIFFERENCE AND THE POETIC IMAGINATION. Phoenix 63:1-2  186-188. [Gateway.cgi]
Janan, M, Review of Readers and writers in Ovid's "Heroides": Transgressions of genre and gender.. Classical Philology 99:4  381-385. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
Janan, M, Review of Roman Propertius and the Reinvention of Elegy, by Jeri Blair DeBrohun. American Journal of Philology 125  622-626.
Janan, MW, Review of The Roman Mistress by Maria Wyke. Classical Journal 100  201-203.
Janan, MW, Readers and Writers in Ovid’s Heroides, by Effrossini Spentzou. Classical Philology 99:4  381-85.
Janan, M, Review of Ovid's poetics of illusion. The Classical World 97:2  216-217. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
Janan, MW, Review of Powerplay in Tibullus, by Parshia Lee-Stecum. Bryn Mawr Classical Review 99.6.6 . [html]
Janan, MW, Review of Lyric Texts and Lyric Consciousness, by Paul Allen Miller. Classical Outlook 74.1  40-42.
Janan, MW, Review of Catullan Provocations, by William Fitzgerald. Phoenix 50.3-4  344-345.
Janan, MW, Review of Torture and Truth, by Page Dubois. Ancient Philosophy 14  217-222.
Janan, M, Review of 100 Years of Homosexuality, by David Halperin. Women’s Classical Caucus Newsletter 17  40-43.

   Others

Janan, MW. "'Devices of the Heart': Desire in the Catullan Corpus and the Sonnets of Shakespeare." . Ed. Levitan, W .

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

Franklin Humanities Seminar Fellow, John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute, Duke University, 0 2005

Franklin Humanities Seminar Fellow(Seminar topic: "Indigeneity and Diaspora: Epistemologies of Belonging", 2005-2006

Andrew W. Mellon Assistant Professor of Classical Studies, Classical Studies, Duke University, 1993-94

Lilly Teaching Fellowship, Lilly Endowment, Duke University, September 1992

Career Development Award, University of Utah, March 1989

Faculty Summer Research Grant, University of Utah, 1988

Professional Lectures

  Invited Lectures:

“The Anatomy of Melancholy: Loss, Ethics, Marriage and Juno in Ovid’s Metamorphoses”, University of London, September 02, 2009
Picking up the Pieces in Lyric: Narrative, Knowledge, and Narcissus, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 11 April 2008 [2007-2008]
The Revenger's Constancy: Construing Juno in Ovid's Thebes, University of Toronto, October 06, 2006
Stained Glass: Narcissan Reflections on Thebes in Rome, Invisible Cities Colloquium: An Exploration of the Role of Other Cities in the Roman Imaginary, Stanford University, 11-12 February, 2005
The Study of Revenge: Making Sense of Ovid's Unappeasable Juno (Metamorphoses III-IV), Latin Seminar, Institute of Classical Studies, University of London, 7 March, 2005
Anamorphosis in the Metamorphoses: Looking Awry at Ovid's Thebes, Oxford University, 8 March, 2005
Anamorphosis in the Metamorphoses: Looking Awry at Ovid's Thebes, Oxford University, 8 March 2005
The Study of Revenge: Making Sense of Ovid's Unappeasable Juno (Metamorphoses III-IV), University of London, 7 March 2005
Stained Glass: Narcissan Reflections on Thebes in Rome, Stanford University, 11 February 2005
Faith-base Initiatives: Patriotism, Piety, and Sadism in Ovid's Thebes, University of California-Santa Cruz, March 13, 2003
Courting the Demon: The Uses of Terror in Ovid's Thebes, University of California-Santa Barbara, 11 March 2003
Courting the Demon: The Uses of Terror in Ovid's Thebes, John Patrick Sullivan Memorial Lecturer 2002-03, March 11, 2003
The Subject of Speculation: The Mystery of Identity in Propertius’ Gallus-poems, at Constructions of the Self: The Poetics of Subjectivity, 1st Annual University of South Carolina Comparative Literature Conference, University of South Carolina (featured speaker), April 9-10, 1999
The Subject of Speculation: The Mystery of Identity in Propertius’ Gallus-poems, University of South Carolina, 9 April 1999
The Return of the Dead: Cornelia's Indictment of Rome (Propertius 4.11), University of Michigan, 31 October 1997
The Return of the Dead: Cornelia's Indictment of Rome (Propertius 4.11), University of Michigan, October 31, 1997
How Does She Know?: Epistemology and the Feminine in the Ancient World, at French Feminism Across the Disciplines, 30th Annual Texas Comparative Literature Symposium, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX (Plenary session speaker), January 30-February 1, 1997
How Does She Know?: Epistemology and the Feminine in the Ancient World, Texas Tech University, 30 January 1997
Listening to the Dead: Rome on Trial in the Cornelia Elegy (Propertius 4.11), University of London, 11 November 1996
Listening to the Dead: Rome on Trial in the Cornelia Elegy (Propertius 4.11), Ancient Voices and Ancient Personae lecture series, University of London, November 11, 1996
Grave Secrets: A Dead Woman's Indictment of Rome (Propertius 4.11), Bristol University, May 9, 1996
The Mechanics of Fluids: Tarpeia in Propertius 4.4, Cambridge University, May 8, 1996
The Muse Unruly and Dead: Acanthis in Propertius 4.5, at Cultivating the Muse: Power, Desire and Inspiration in (and beyond) the Classical World, Wolfson College, Oxford University (Keynote speaker), May 4, 1996
Grave Secrets: A Dead Woman's Indictment of Rome (Propertius 4.11), Bristol University, 9 May 1996
The Mechanics of Fluids: Tarpeia in Propertius 4.4, Cambridge University, 8 May 1996
The Muse Unruly and Dead: Acanthis in Propertius 4.5, Oxford University, 4 May 1996
'Knowing': Lacan and the Epistemology of the Feminine in Catullus, Brown University, 1 January 1993
'Knowing': Lacan and the Epistemology of the Feminine in Catullus, Feminist Theory and the Classics lecture series, Brown University, 1992-93
Double Trouble, or, How Lacan Invented the Anxiety of Influence for Ovid: A Reading of the Caunus/Byblis Tale in Ovid's Metamorphoses, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1991
`Stop Making Sense': Drawing the Line(s) in Catullus 68, Utah Academy of Arts and Sciences, Utah State University, 1988
  Conference Papers:
The Father’s Tragedy: Assessing Paternity in Silvae 2.1, New Orleans, LA, January 11, 2015
'Our Father, Who Art My Lover': Psychoanalysis and Paternity in Statius’ Silvae, Classical Association of the Atlantic States, Philadelphia, PA, 1 December 2013
Narcissus on the Text: Psychoanalysis, Exegesis, Ethics, American Philological Association, Boston, MA, 2005
Delusion and Desire in the Fatherland: The Law in Ovid’s Thebes, American Philological Association, San Francisco, CA, 2004
"That Way Madness lies”: The Outrageous Father of Ovid’s Thebes, Classical Association, Manchester, United Kingdom, 2004
A Snake in the Glass: Pentheus Fashions Thebes (Met. 3.531-63), Classical Association of the Middle West and South, Austin, TX, 2002
Rome’s Mirror Stage: Ovid, the Classics and Reflexive Identity, Psychoanalysis across the Disciplines Conference, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, 2001
The Parallax View: Arethusa Writes (to) Lycotas, American Philological Association, Dallas, TX, 1999
Speaking as (the Ghost of) a Woman: Acanthis as the 'Other Voice' of Prop. 4.5, American Philological Association, Washington, D.C., 1998
Arethusa to Lycotas: The Metaphysics of Decadence, Classical Association of the Middle West and South, Charlottesville, VA, 1998
Refashioning Hercules: Propertius 4.9, American Philological Association, Chicago, IL, 1997
Infidelities: (Un)making Belief in Propertius 4.8 (the Lanuvium Elegy), American Philological Association, New York, NY, 1996
The Phenomenology of the Spirits: The Cornelia Elegy (Propertius, American Philological Association, San Diego, CA, 1995
Hercules in Rome: Propertius 4.9, Classical Association of the Middle West and South, Southern Section, Chapel Hill, NC, 1994
Changing the Subject: Hercules and the Interpretation of Catullus 68, Classical Association of the Middle West and South, Atlanta, GA, 1994
'Beyond Good and Evil': Tarpeia & Philosophy in the Feminine, American Philological Association, Atlanta, GA, 1994
Shadow of a Doubt': Framing the Subject in Propertius' Gallus-poems, American Philological Association, Washington, D.C., 1993
There Beneath the Roman Ruin Where the Purple Flowers Grow': Ovid's Minyeides and the Feminine Imagination, American Philological Association, New Orleans, LA, 1992
The Politics of Interpretation: Judging the Hermaphrodite, American Philological Association, Boston, MA, 1989
`Stop Making Sense': Drawing the Line(s) in Catullus 68, Utah Academy of Arts and Sciences, Logan, UT, 1989
The Labyrinth and the Mirror: Incest and Influence in Metamorphoses 9, Rocky Mountain Modern Languages Association, Las Cruces, NM, 1988
Desire and Narrative in Catullus 11 and 51, Utah Academy of Arts and Sciences, St. George, UT, 1988
New Twine in Old Shuttles: Women Weaving Rebellion in Metamorphoses IV, Philological Association of the Pacific Coast, Santa Cruz, CA, 1985
The Pen and the Phallus, or, `Eros by Any Other Name...', Philological Association of the Pacific Coast, Santa Barbara, CA, 1983
  Other:
'Our Father, Who Art My Lover': Psychoanalysis and Paternity in Statius’ Silvae, University of Pennsylvania, 13 October 2013

Professional Service

  University Committees/Service

Arts & Sciences Council, Representative, July 01, 2014 - June 30, 2016
A&S Council Alternate Representative. July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014, Alternate Representative, July 01, 2013 - June 30, 2014
Library Council, faculty member. 1997 - 2001, Faculty member, 1997-2001
A&S Council Departmental Representative. July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2016
A&S Council Representative. 2008 - 2010
A&S Council Repreentative. 2003
A&S Council Departmental Representative, 2008 - 2010
Arts and Sciences Council, Representative, 2003

  Departmental Committees/Service

Departmental Library manager. 2006 - 2015, 2006 - present
Department Representative to Perkins-Bostock Library. 2001, 2001 - present
Chair, Tenure Committee for Nigel Nicholson. 2007, 2007
Director of Graduate Studies. Classical Studies Department, Duke University. 1997 - 2000, Director of Graduate Studies, 1997-2000
Library Liaison Representative (between Classical Studies and Perkins Library), Library Liaison, 1997 to present
Dissertation Committee for Robert Dudley. 2013, Committee member, 2013 - present
Dudley, Robert. "Rhetoric and Roman Values in Cicero's Reception of Plato."
Greek Poetry Search Committee. September 30, 2014 - January 13, 2015, Committee member, September 30, 2014 - January 13, 2015
Dissertation Committee for Clifford Robinson. 2012 - 2014, Committee member, 2012 - December, 2014
Robinson, Clifford. "The Longest Transference: Self-Consolation and Politics in Latin Philosophical Literature."
Member, Tenure Committee for William Johnson. November 28, 2009
Chair, Search Committee for 2 positions (Greek historiographer, Latin prose specialist). November 29, 2008 - July 1, 2009, 2008 - 2009
Tenure Committee for Joshua Sosin. 2006, 2006
Drinkwater, Megan. Dissertation: "Epic and Elegy in Ovid's Heroides: Paris, Helen, and Homeric Intertext", Committee member, 2002-2003
Prince, Meredith. Dissertation: "Magic, Love, and the Limits of Power: The Figure of Medea in Latin Love Elegy.", Committee member, 2001-2002
Bernstein, Neil. Dissertation: "Stimulant Manes: The Ghost in Lucan and Silius Italicus.", Committee member, 1999-2000
Romero, Joseph. Dissertation: "The Ethics of Genre: Towards a Rhetoric of Apology in Vergilian Bucolic Discourse.", Committee member, 1998-1999
Banta, David. Dissertation: "Literary Apology and Literary Genre in Martial.", Committee member, 1997-1998
Hostetler, Laura Davis. Dissertation: "Telemachus and the Absent Father: Problems of Memory and Maturity in the Son of Odysseus.", Committee Member, 1997-1998
Uzzi, Jeannine. Dissertation: "The Representation of Children in Public Art of the Roman Empire, from Augustus to Constantine.", Committee member, 1997-1998
Director of Undergraduate Studies for the Classical Studies Department. December 31, 2011, 2011 - present

  Service to the Profession

AJP, CJ, CW, Eugesta, Helios, TAPA, IJCT, Referee, 1990 - present
Referee. Blackwell’s, Cambridge University Press, Johns Hopkins University Press, Oxford University Press, Princeton University Press.. 1990 - 2015, Referee, 1990 - present
Awards Officer. Women's Classical Caucus . 2007 - 2015, 2007 - present
Women's Classical Caucus Steering Committee, Member, 2005 - 2008
Women's Classical Caucus, Co-chair, 1999
"Ovide analysé: New Directions in Ovid Studies", Conference Organizer, 1994
“Family Values: Fathers and Sons in Flavian Literature”, Panel Organizer (with Jacques Bromberg, 2015
"Images of Desire: Psychoanalysis and Antiquity", APA panel Organizer (with Robert Cohon and Paul Allen Miller), 2004
Recognition, Subjectivity and Gender in Roman Poetry, Panel Organizer (with Paul Allen Miller), 2002
“The Speaking Subject in Rome”, Panel Organizer (with Paul Allen Miller), 1999
“Gender Trouble in Roman Elegy”, Panel Organizer (with Paul Allen Miller), 1998
The Speaking Subject in Rome, Panel Organizer (with Paul Allen Miller), 1998
"Configurations of Gender in Roman Literature", Panel Organizer, December 1992
Philological Association of the Pacific Coast session on Classics (Latin), Chair, 1987
Philological Association of the Pacific Coast session on Classics (Greek), Chair, November, 1986

  Community Service

“Symptomatic Texts: Roman Literature and the Unconscious”, Panel Organizer (with Paul Allen Miller)
Women's Classical Caucus Steering Committee, Member

  Other Service

Senior Thesis Supervisor for Laura Williams . 2011 - 2012
Senior Thesis Supervisor for Andrew Tharler . 2010 - 2011
Dissertation Commitee for Megan Drinkwater-Ottone. 2002 - 2003
Dissertation Commitee or Meredith Prince. 2001 - 2002
Dissertation Committee for Neil Bernstein . 1999 - 2000
Disserttion Committee for Joseph Romero. 1998 - 1999
Dissertation Committe for Laura Davis Hostetler. 1997 - 1998
Dissertation Committee for David Banta. 1997 - 1998
Dissertation Committee for Jeannine Uzzi. 1997 - 1998
Dissertation Committee for Christopher Speiman . 1995 - 1996
Dissertation Committee for Denise McCoskey. 1994 - 1995
Dissertation Committee for Heidi Vierow. 1993 - 1994
Referee. American Journal of Philology, Classical Journal, Classical World, Helios, Transactions of the American Philological Association, Internation
Referee. Routledge, University of California Press, University of Michigan Press, University of Wisconsin Press, Ohio State University Press.. 1990 -
Chair. Philological Association of the Pacific Coast session on Classics (Latin). PAPC. November 1987
Chair. Philological Association of the Pacific Coast session on Classics (Greek). PAPC. November 1986


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