Micaela W. Janan

Professor of Classical Studies

External address: 
233 Allen Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Internal office address: 
Box 90103, Durham, NC 27708-0103
Phone: 
(919) 684-2257
Office Hours: 

Tuesday 6-7 and by appointment

  • Latin Literature: Latin poetry
  • Gender: gender and identity in antiquity
  • Theory: new approaches to classics;
    psychoanalytic theory; feminist theory

Education & Training:

  • Ph.D., Princeton University 1988

  • B.A., University of California at Santa Cruz 1979

Janan, MW. The Politics of Desire: Propertius IV. University of California Press, 2001.

Janan, MW. "When the Lamp Is Shattered": Desire and Narrative in Catullus. Southern Illinois University Press, 1994.

Janan, M. "Review of OVID'S LOVERS: DESIRE, DIFFERENCE AND THE POETIC IMAGINATION." PHOENIX-THE JOURNAL OF THE CLASSICAL ASSOCIATION OF CANADA 63.1-2 (2009): 186-188.

Janan, MW. "Readers and Writers in Ovid’s Heroides, by Effrossini Spentzou." Classical Philology 99 (2004): 381-85.

Janan, MW. "Review of The Roman Mistress by Maria Wyke." Classical Journal 100 (2004): 201-203.

Janan, M. "Review of Ovid's poetics of illusion." CLASSICAL WORLD 97.2 (2004): 216-217. Full Text

Janan, M. "Review of Roman Propertius and the Reinvention of Elegy, by Jeri Blair DeBrohun." American Journal of Philology 125 (2004): 622-626.

Janan, MW. "Review of Powerplay in Tibullus, by Parshia Lee-Stecum." Bryn Mawr Classical Review 99.6.6 (1999).

Janan, MW. "Review of Catullan Provocations, by William Fitzgerald." Phoenix 50.3-4 (1996): 344-345.

Janan, MW. "Review of Lyric Texts and Lyric Consciousness, by Paul Allen Miller." Classical Outlook 74.1 (1996): 40-42.

Pages

Janan, M. "Lacanian Psychoanalytic Theory and Roman Love Elegy." A Companion to Roman Love Elegy. March 19, 2012. 373-389. Full Text

Janan, MW. "Lacanian Psychoanalytic Theory and Roman Love Elegy." The Blackwell Companion to Roman Love Elegy. Ed. B Gold. Wiley Blackwell, 2012. 375-389.

Janan, MW. "’In the Name of the Father’: Ovid’s Theban Law." The Sites of Rome: Time, Space, Memory. Ed. DHJ Larmour and D Spencer. Oxford University Press, 2007. 102-137.

Janan, MW. "The Muse Unruly and Dead: Acanthis in Propertius 4.5." Cultivating the Muse - Struggles for Power and Inspiration in Classical Literature. Ed. E Spentzou and D Fowler. Oxford University Press, 2002. 187-206.

Janan, M. "In the Name of the Father: Ovid’s Theban Law." Ed. DHJ Larmour and D Spencer. (2007): 102-137.

Janan, M. "Narcissus on the text: Psychoanalysis, exegesis, ethics." PHOENIX-THE JOURNAL OF THE CLASSICAL ASSOCIATION OF CANADA 61.3-4 (2007): 286-+.

Janan, MW. "Was the Aeneid Augustan propaganda?." Ed. C Platter and PA Miller. History in Dispute 20 (March 2005): 189-194.

Janan, M. ""Beyond-Good-and-Evil": Tarpeia and philosophy in the feminine." CLASSICAL WORLD 92.5 (1999): 429-443. Full Text

Janan, MW. "Refashioning Hercules: Propertius 4.9." Helios: a journal devoted to critical and methodological studies of classical culture, literature, and society 25.1 (1998): 65-77.

Janan, MW. "The Labyrinth and the Mirror: Incest and Influence in Metamorphoses 9." Arethusa 24 (1991): 239-256. (Academic Article)

Janan, MW. "The Politics of Interpretation: Judging the Hermaphrodite." American Philological Association, Boston, MA (1989). (Academic Article)

Janan, MW. "Desire and Narrative in Catullus 11 and 51." Utah Academy of Arts and Sciences, St. George, UT (1988). (Academic Article)

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