Micaela W. Janan

Micaela W. Janan

Professor of Classical Studies

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

M 5:35-6:35, 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. "Review of Torture and Truth, by Page Dubois." Ancient Philosophy 14 (1994): 217-222.

Janan, M. "Review of 100 Years of Homosexuality, by David Halperin." Women’s Classical Caucus Newsletter 17 (1991): 40-43.


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


Janan, MW. "The Father's Tragedy: Assessing Paternity in Silvae 2.1." APA (now SCS) Annual Meeting. January 11, 2015. New Orleans, LA.

Janan, MW. "Narcissus on the Text: Psychoanalysis, Exegesis, Ethics." American Philological Association. 2005. Boston, MA.

Janan, MW. "Rome's Mirror Stage: Ovid, the Classics and Reflective Identity." Psychoanalysis Across the Disciplines Conference. 2001. Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.

Janan, MW. "Refashioning Hercules: Propertius 4.9." American Philological Association. 1997. Chicago, IL.

Janan, MW. "Beyond Good and Evil: Tarpeia & Philosophy in the Feminine." American Philological Association. 1994. Atlanta, GA.