Fridays 3 pm - 4 pm (schedule an appointment)
CLA 551 / CLA 621 - Ancient Greek Epic Poetry
Selected Invited Lectures
- American Academy in Berlin: The Idea and Image of Slavery in Plato's Phaedo
Centre For Hellenic Studies - Reading Greek Tragedy Online
Reading the beginning of "Patois Iliad in the theatre of Aphrodisias"
Ph.D. Classics, University of Washington (2005); M.A. Classics, University of Western Ontario; B.A. (Summa cum Laude) Latin and Classical Studies, University of Guelph
Dr. Jackie Murray is Associate Professor of Classics in the Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures and Cultures Department at the University of Kentucky. She is on the editorial board of Classical Philology, Religion Compass, and Brill’s Research Perspectives in Classical Poetry.
Greek and Latin poetry of the 3rd century BCE-2nd century CE
Ancient Astronomy and Archeoastronomy
Race, Racism, White Supremacy and the Classics
Blackness in Antiquity
Reception of Classics in African-American and Afro-Caribbean Literature
Hellenistic and Roman Intellectual networks
Race and Slavery in Ancient Philosophy
In her own words:
With respect to these interests I have developed courses that are cross-listed with the African and Africana Studies Department at the University of Kentucky: “Reception of Classics in African-American and Afro-Caribbean Literature”, “Classics and Black Theatre”, “Blacks and the Classics I: Antiquity to Emancipation”, “Blacks and the Classics II: Classics and Segregation”, “Race, Ethnicity, and Identity in Antiquity,” and "Gender, Sexuality & Racecraft in the Celluloid Classical World." The last course, I also teach cross-listed with Gender and Women’s Studies along with "Gender and Sexuality in Ancient Greece and Rome", “Wicked Women: Women in Power - Cleopatra and Wu Zetian,” “Amazons for Americans” and “Sex and the Ancient City.”
Undergraduate: GRK 101, 102, 201, 202
Undergraduate/Graduate: Prose composiiton; Greek Prose Fiction; Hellenistic Poetry; Homer; Greek Drama; Jewish Writers in Greek
In print / press
2021 “Race and Sexuality: Racecraft in the Odyssey” in Denise McCoskey, ed., Bloomsbury Cultural History of Race Series. [in press]
2021 “Poetically Erect again: The female oriented dildo-humor in Herodas’ Mimiamb VI” Hellenistica Groningana 25 [in press]
2020 “Quarrelling with Callimachus: A Response to Annette Harder’s Aspects of the Interaction between Apollonius Rhodius and Callimachus”, Aevum Antiquum 19 (Callimaco e Apollonio) 77-106.
2019 "Poetically Erect: The female oriented humor in Callimachus’ Hymn to Demeter." Hellenistica Groningana 24: New Perspectives in Callimachean Scholarship (Leuven) 249-263.
2019 “W.E.B. Du Bois’ The Quest of the Silver Fleece: The Education of Black Medea.” TAPA 149.2 Supplement (Sesquicentennial Anniversary Issue 2019) 141-160.
2018 “Silencing Orpheus: The fiction of Performance in Apollonius’ Argonautica” in M.A. Harder e.o. (eds.) Hellenistica Groningana 23: Poetry and Performance (Leuven) 201-224.
Awards, Fellowships and Honors
2020 Fellowship at the Center for Hellenic Studies
2018 Visiting Scholar at the Center for Hellenic Studies
2017 Margo Tytus Fellowship for Visiting Scholars, University of Cincinnati
2015-2016 Mary C. Bingham Faculty Fellowship, University of Kentucky
2010 NEH Fellowship: Institute for Enabling Geospatial Scholarship, UVA
2010 Mellon Faculty Seminar– Tang Museum
2006-2007 University of Venice Advanced Seminar in Ancient Mediterranean Literature
2006 NEH Fellowship: UCLA Summer Institute on Models of Ancient Rome
2004-2005 Simpson Center Society of Scholars, University of Washington
2004-2005 Alvord Dissertation Fellowship, University of Washington
2004 Jim Greenfield Dissertation Fellowship, University of Washington
2003-2004 Lead Teaching Associate, University of Washington
1999-2003 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Doctoral Fellowship (SSHRCC)
1998-1999 Ontario Graduate Scholarship