Greek Poetry and Oratory; Ancient Rhetoric; Literary Theory
Nancy Worman is a Barnard alumna (class of 1987). She received her Ph.D. in Classics from Princeton in 1994; before coming to Barnard in 1996 she taught at Rutgers University and at Yale. In addition to courses in Classics, she teaches in the Program in Comparative Literature at Barnard. Interests: Greek poetry and oratory, ancient rhetoric and literary criticism, and literary theory. She has published books and articles in these areas, including The Cast of Character: Style in Greek Literature (Texas, 2002), Abusive Mouths in Classical Athens (Cambridge, 2008). She is currently at work on a book on landscape imagery (Figures in a Landscape: Stylistic Metaphors and Ancient Literary Criticism, forthcoming from Cambridge). She has also recently developed an interest in the reception of ancient literature and culture, particularly in Romantic poetry and the Modernist novel. Nancy Worman webpage.