Shadi Bartsch-Zimmer
Helen A. Regenstein Distinguished Service Professor of Classics, University of Chicago

My research focuses on two areas.  The first is the literature and philosophy of the Neronian period.   I have published on the four major authors of the mid-first century (Lucan, Seneca, Persius and Petronius) and remain particularly invested in questions of authorial personae, ethical stances, and elite and marginalized voices.  In addition, I am interested in the meeting-point of poetic and philosophical genres.  My most recent work has been on the governing metaphors of Persius’ satires, and on his manipulation of quasi-Rabelaisian alimentary, digestive, and sexual images to convey philosophical content matter. 

The second area in which I work is the reception of the Western classical corpus in modern China.  As members of the very culture which the Greco-Roman canon helped to create, most of us are more embedded in our Western heritage than we realize.  This inevitably affects our interpretation of these texts.  But what would it be like if we came to Plato, Vergil, Augustine as complete strangers?  The opening up of China and the interest of its scholars in the Western literary, philosophical and political tradition offers us a unique chance to sketch out potential answers to that question.

Officers

Asbury J. Clarke Professor of Classical Studies, Dickinson College
Associate Professor of Classics, DePauw University, Shanghai “1000 plan” Expert/Distinguished Guest Professor at Shanghai Normal University
Professor of Classical Studies, Dickinson College

Advisory Board

Helen A. Regenstein Distinguished Service Professor of Classics, University of Chicago
Professor of History, Shanghai Normal University
Davidson Kennedy Professor of Classical Studies, University of Pennsylvania
Walter C. Klein Professor of Chinese History, Harvard University
Dickason Professor in the Humanities and Professor of Classics and History, Stanford University

Editorial Board

Assistant Prof. of Ancient Greek History, Zhejiang University
Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Zhejiang University
Professor of History/Classics, Chair of the History Department, Fudan University
Assistant Professor of English Literature, Peking University
Associate Professor, Institute for the History of Ancient Civilizations Northeast Normal University
Assistant Professor of History/Classics, Nanjing University
Professor of History/Classics, Renmin University
Professor of History, Fudan University
Professor of Classics, Northeast Normal University, Director, Institute for the History of Ancient Civilizations

Editorial Assistant

University of New Hampshire

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