TL;DR: My name is Daniel Libatique, I'm a Classics professor and researcher, and my primary interests lie in Ovid, gender politics, narratology, and digital humanities.
Hi! My name is Daniel Libatique. As of 2020-2021, I’m a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Classics department at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. I earned my Ph.D. at Boston University in 2018 with a dissertation entitled Tereus, Procne, and Philomela: Speech, Silence, and the Voice of Gender. Prior to that, I completed my M.A. in Humanities and Social Thought at NYU in 2012 and my B.A. in Classics and Theatre at Holy Cross in 2010. I’m originally from Jersey City, NJ.
As a Classicist, my research generally focuses on speech, silence, and the hierarchies of power that those concepts create. My main interests include Ovid and Augustan poetry, gender and sexuality, narratology, Sophocles and Greek drama, performance and reception theory, and Digital Humanities. I published articles in Classical World (109.1, 2015) on Medea in Ovid’s Metamorphoses and in New England Classical Journal (47.1, 2020) on Cremutius Cordus in Tacitus’ Annals and a note in Classical Quarterly (68.2, 2018) on Sophocles’ Tereus frr. 588 and 583. I have been invited to give talks on topics such as Ovid in the #MeToo Era and the Weaponization of Ancient Sexuality in Aeschines’ Against Timarchus at various colleges and universities including BU, Wellesley, Holy Cross, Brandeis, and the University of Minnesota, and I’ve also presented papers at conferences from the graduate to faculty and regional levels on the meter of the Pervigilium Veneris; Salmacis, Tereus, Philomela, Procne, and Medea in Ovid’s Metamorphoses; Tecmessa and speech and silence in Sophocles’ Ajax; the Proclamation Speech in Sophocles’ Oedipus Tyrannus; Cremutius Cordus in Tacitus’ Annals; and Ovid’s appropriation of Euripides’ Iphigenia myth in Tristia 4.4.
At Holy Cross, I have taught courses on introductory Latin (Fall 2018 to Spring 2020), intermediate Latin (Fall 2020), intermediate Greek (Spring 2021), Apuleius (Spring 2021), Roman literature and society (Fall 2018, Fall 2019, Spring 2021), and gender and sexuality in the ancient world in translation (Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Fall 2020) and at the undergraduate seminar level (Fall 2020). At BU, I acted as instructor of record for Beginning Latin 1 (Fall 2015) and Homeric Greek (Spring 2018) and T.F. for Greek History (Fall 2013), World of Rome (Spring and Fall 2014, Spring 2016), and Warfare in Antiquity (Spring 2015).
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