Selina Stewart, PhD (Cornell University), BA Hons (Concordia University, Montreal)

Associate Professor, Faculty of Arts - History & Classics Dept

Contact

Associate Professor, Faculty of Arts - History & Classics Dept
Email
selina.stewart@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-0857
Address
2-80 Tory (H.M.) Building
11211 Saskatchewan Drive NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H4

Overview

Area of Study / Keywords

Greek Poetry History of Science Homer Aratus Argonautica


About

I work on Ancient Greek poetic and scientific texts and teach all levels of Greek and Latin language and literature. I have published articles on ancient epic, lyric and Hellenistic poetry and ancient astronomy and am currently working on a book manuscript. I am past member of the board for the Classical Association of Canada and the journal Phoenix, and received the Cécile E. Mactaggart Travel Award for Narrative Writing in 2014. 


Research

My research is primarily focused on various intersections of poetry and science in the ancient world. Current projects include a book in preparation on Ancient Greek colour terms and chapter contributions and articles on Hellenistic poetics, ancient astronomy, decipherment and ancient theories of visual perception. My translation of Nicole Loraux's Né de la terre was published by Cornell University Press as Born of the Earth in 2000, and other translations appear in Brunschwig and Lloyd's Greek Thought ("Physics" and "Technology"), also published in 2000.


Teaching

I teach Greek and Latin language and literature courses as well Greco-Roman Religion at the 3rd year level, Greek and Roman literature in translation and Class 103: Introduction to Ancient Greece. In 2014 I developed and taught a 4th year seminar entitled Sappho to Wilde on homosexuality in Greco-Roman texts and its reception in Western literature, based on Greek and Roman poetic texts and their reception in poetry and art from the Renaissance through Victorian England and the early 20th C.; the course is taught largely from a literary perspective and we begin with selections from the Greek lyric poets, Homer, Plato's Symposium and Virgil's Aeneid.


Courses

Scholarly Activities

Other - Cécile E. Mactaggart Travel Award for Narrative Writing (“A Hallowe’en Meditation”), 2014

Winning essay for the Cécile E. Mactaggart Travel Award for Narrative Writing (“A Hallowe’en Meditation”), 2014.  A Halloween Meditation: Gay family life in Canada in the early and mid-20th C.  Personal memoir.

A Halloween Meditation

Publications

Argonauts in the Mist
Author(s): Selina Stewart
Publication Date: 2013
Publication: Classical Philology
Volume: v. 108
Issue: no. 3
Page Numbers: 235-240

"Apollo of the Shore: Apollonius of Rhodes and the Acrostic Phenomenon"
Author(s): Selina Stewart
Publication Date: 2010
Publication: Classical Quarterly
Volume: 60
Issue: 2
Page Numbers: 401-415

Emending Aratus’ Insomnia: Callimachus F. 27
Author(s): Selina Stewart
Publication Date: 2008
Publication: Mnemosyne
Volume: v. 61
Issue: Fasc. 4, Leiden: 2008
Page Numbers: 586-600

The Blues of Aratus
Author(s): Selina Stewart
Publication Date: 2006
Publication: Hellenistica Groningana 11: Beyond the Canon
Issue: Leuven: 2006
Page Numbers: 319-343
External Link: https://www.cms.ualberta.ca/-/media/CAC7B913F2A641A893E1A33889AAC7A0
Loraux, Nicole, Born of the Earth: Myth and Politics in Athens
Author(s): Nicole Loraux, Selina Stewart (translator)
Publication Date: 2000
Volume: Born of the Earth, originally Né de la Terre. Mythe et politique à Athènes. Paris, 1996.
Issue: Translated by Selina Stewart for Cornell University Press: Ithaca and London, 2000.
Page Numbers: 175 pages.