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Julie Nishimura-Jensen

Lecturer in Classical Studies; Director, Post-Baccalaureate Program in Classical Studies


PhD, Classics, University of Wisconsin at Madison, 1996 
Bachelor of Arts, Classics, Carleton College, 1987

Research and teaching interests

Greek and Latin literature, especially Hellenistic poetry

Selected publications 

  • "The poetics of Aethalides: silence and poikilia in Apollonius' Argonautica," CQ 48 (1998) 456-469
  • "Unstable Geographies: The Moving Landscape in Apollonius' Argonautica and Callimachus' Hymn to Delos" TAPhA 130 (2000) 287-317

Recent courses

  • Undergraduate
    • Elementary and Intermediate Greek 
  • Post-baccalaureate
    • Euripides
    • Homeric and Callimachean hymns
    • Didactic poetry
    • Lucretius
    • The Argo myth

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