PHILIP PURCHASE
          Poetry Page Director
 



       CURRENT     EMPLOYMENT
Lecturer, The Interdisciplinary Project in the Humanities
Washington University in St. Louis

2006-present
 

 

 

 

EDUCATION:

BA, Literae Humaniores, University of Oxford, 1992-1996

PhD, Classics, University of Southern California, 1997-2003

Dissertation on psychoanalytic approaches to ancient pastoral poetry, 2003


CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS

Representations of ancient material remains in the works of Thomas Hardy and John Cowper Powys

The role played by the god Pan in pastoral poetry and prose

TEACHING

History of Sexuality
Traces of Rome in 19th and 20th Century British Literature
Survey of Pastoral Literature
Freshman Survey of Classical Literature in Translation

PUBLICATIONS

Entry on Sextus Propertius in The Literary Encyclopedia, 2007

"The Life of Objects:  Bounds of Creativity in Theocritus' First Idyll."  Ramus 32 (2003), 85-101.
   

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