Professor Keane's research and teaching interests range broadly over Greek and Roman literature and culture, but center on the comic genres and their reception. Her research focuses on the Roman verse satirists Horace, Persius, and Juvenal. She has published numerous articles and two books Figuring Genre in Roman Satire (Oxford, 2006) and A Roman Verse Satire Reader (Bolchazy-Carducci, 2010). She is at work on a book called The Poetics of Anger in Juvenal's Satires.
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 and the Loeb Classical Library Foundation.
A Roman Verse Satire Reader (Bolchazy-Carducci, 2010)
Figuring Genre in Roman Satire (Oxford, 2006)
Articles and Chapters
The Roman World
Text and Tradition: Classical to Renaissance Literature
Greek and Roman Drama
The Tragic Muse
Old Jokes: Laughter in the Greco-Roman World
The Ancient Novel
New Testament Greek
Introduction to Greek Literature: Fall [Plato] and Spring [Homer]
Introduction to Latin Literature: Elementary Prose and Poetry
Survey of Latin Literature: Fall [Republic] and Spring [Empire]
Horace on Poetry
Scandal and the City: Juvenal and Martial
The Roman Novel
Imperial Eloquence: The Theory and Practice of Rhetoric in Rome's "Silver Age"