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: 

Monday 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, M. "THE BOOK OF GOOD LOVE, DESIGN VERSUS DESIRE IN 'METAMORPHOSES 10' + OVID." RAMUS-CRITICAL STUDIES IN GREEK AND ROMAN LITERATURE 17.2 (1988): 110-137.

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