Dr. Janice F. Siegel
Associate Professor of Classics
Ph.D. Comparative Literature (Latin and Greek), Rutgers University, 1994;
M.A., Comparative Literature (Latin and Greek), Washington University in St. Louis, 1984;
B.A., Comparative Literature (Latin and French), Washington University in St. Louis, 1983
Latin and Greek language and literature (especially Latin poetics), classical literature in translation, mythology, classical civilization, genre studies, thematics, humanities, comparative literature, classical tradition (especially film).
Most Recent Publications
Published scholarly articles include "Peter Greenaway's The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover
: A Cockney Procne" in Classical Culture and Myth in the Cinema
, ed. Martin M. Winkler (New York: Oxford University Press, 2001), 233-257; "The Classical Side of Tennessee Williams," Theatron
2.2, Spring 2004, 18-20; and "Tennessee Williams' Suddenly Last Summer
and Euripides' Bacchae, The International Journal of the Classical Tradition
11.4, Spring 2005, 538-70. "The Poetics of Power in Ovid's Procne" (Classical Philology) and "Homer and the Coens' O Brother Where Art Thou?
" (Mouseion) are both forthcoming. Her most recent efforts have been devoted to her book project, Ovid's Procne: A Case Study in Intertext
. Dr. Siegel has presented her research at over a dozen classics conferences, selected in peer-review competition. She has also been invited to speak on her research by the University of Illinois and Case Western University.
Honors & Awards
Honors include a Loeb Classical Library Foundation Research Grant (2005-06), Summer Scholar's Program at the Center for Hellenic Studies (Washington, D.C.), Summer Session at the American School for Classical Studies at Athens (Fulbright and Hahn Scholarship), and an NEH Summer Seminar in Spetses, Greece. She was presented with the Violet B. Ketels Award for Excellence in Teaching in and Extraordinary Service to the Intellectual Heritage Program at Temple University in 1999.
She has done committee work for both the Classical Association of the Atlantic States and for the Classical Association of the Middle, West, and South. Most recently she was appointed to CAMWS' Committee for the Promotion of Latin. She is a member of the Advisory Board of The Digital Classicist
. and has served on the Content Advisory Board for the Illinois Latin certification Test. At Temple University, Dr. Siegel was elected to the Policy Committee of the Intellectual Heritage Program (1999-2001), Temple's version of H-S's Western Culture sequence. (She also created their website). She is an anonymous referee for several classics journals.