Rebecca Nagel, PhD (Harvard), BA (Toronto)
Pronouns: she, her, hers
Area of Study / Keywords
Latin language and literature; Classical tradition in English literature
I am the Associate Dean (Undergraduate) for the Faculty of Arts (July 2021--, 2015-2020). I have served on many committees in the Department of History and Classics, the Faculty of Arts, and the University as either member or chair and have held several offices including Associate Chair Undergraduate (2009-2012) and Director of Classics (2005-2008).
The main theme of my research is the relationship between writers and their literary sources, beginning with Roman authors like Horace and Statius. Work on Virginia Woolf’s essay “On Not Knowing Greek” (1925) and Vita Sackville-West’s poems “The Land” (1926), “Solitude” (1938), and “The Garden” (1946) has provided a way to reflect on the experience of reading and teaching Latin and Greek literature in English translation.
In addition to the refereed articles in the publications list I have published book reviews in Aspasia, Classical Philology, International Journal of the Classical Tradition, Mouseion, and Phoenix. I organized a conference for the Classical Association of the Canadian West on the theme of Commemoration in Antiquity (2008). Selected papers from that conference were published in Mouseion 8.3 (2008). I was the Associate Editor (Latin Poetry) for Phoenix (2007-2014).