Director of Graduate Studies
PhD, University of Pennsylvania
Umrath Hall, Room 248
Spring 2015: Wednesdays 2-4PM
Professor Keane's research and teaching interests range broadly over Greek and Roman literature and culture, but center on the comic genres and their engagement with moral, social, and literary problems. Her research focuses on the Roman verse satirists Horace, Persius, and Juvenal.
Keane received her B.A. from Wesleyan University and her Ph.D. in Classics from the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining the department in 2001, she taught at Reed College and Northwestern University. She has held research fellowships from the Mellon Foundation, the Loeb Classical Library Foundation, the Center for the Humanities at Washington University, and the Margo Tytus Visiting Scholars Program at the University of Cincinnati.
Juvenal and the Satiric Emotions (Oxford, 2015)
A Roman Verse Satire Reader (Bolchazy-Carducci, 2010)
Figuring Genre in Roman Satire (Oxford, 2006)
Articles and Chapters
“Conversations about Sermo” (on Lucilius; in progress)
(With Ralph Rosen) "Greco-Roman Satirical Poetry," in A Companion to Greek and Roman Sexualities, ed. T. Hubbard (Blackwell, 2014)
"Life in the Text: The Corpus of Persius' Satires," in A Companion to Persius and Juvenal, ed. S. Braund and J. Osgood (Blackwell, 2012)
L08 Classics 236C: The Roman World
An introduction to the society and culture of the ancient Roman Republic and Empire, including national identity, moral and political thought, family, religion, and entertainment. Emphasis on primary texts.
L08 Classics 301C: Greek Mythology
The myths of ancient Greece are not only inherently interesting, but they are an incomparable starting point for the study of the ancient world, and they have offered numerous images and paradigms to modern poets, artists, and theorists. This course will provide an introduction to the content of the major Greek myths, the historical and social background of the myths, the role of the myths in literature and art, and modern ways of interpreting and using myths. We will examine as well the Near Eastern background to Greek myths and the adaptations of the myths in Roman and modern cultures.
L10 Latin 4215: Plautus
Readings from the comedies of Plautus. Discussion of play production in Republican Rome, reception, and interpretation. The advanced level Latin reading load will be supplemented by secondary readings, quizzes, and short reports.