Annette M. BaertschiANNETTE M. BAERTSCHI

Associate Professor (on leave 2014/15)

PhD Humboldt University

Office: Thomas Hall 241
Phone: 610/526-7569
Email: abaertschi@brynmawr.edu


Research interests

Roman literature, especially imperial poetry; Greek and Latin epic; ancient drama (tragedy) and performance; reception of classical literature and culture; ancient magic and religion; Latin meter; Renaissance and Neo-Latin studies

Recent Publications

Books:

      • Nekyiai. Totenbeschwörung und Unterweltsbegegnung im neronisch-flavischen Epos, Berlin (Humboldt-University of Berlin) 2013 (iv + 278 pages)
      • Die modernen Väter der Antike. Die Entwicklung der Altertumswissenschaften an Akademie und Universität im Berlin des 19. Jahrhunderts, co-edited with Colin G. King, in the series Transformationen der Antike, Berlin (de Gruyter) 2009 (ix + 575 pages)

Articles, Book Chapters, and Essays:

    • “ … ut ex multis et variis unum fiat, idque aliud et melius: Imitative Transformation in Petrarch’s Africa” (forthcoming)

    • “Epic Elements in Senecan Tragedy,” in: Brill’s Companion to Roman Tragedy, ed. George W. M. Harrison, Leiden/Boston (Brill) (forthcoming)

    •   “ ‘Big Science’ in Classics in the 19th Century and the Academicization of Antiquity,” in: The Making of the Humanities III: The Making of the Modern Humanities, 1850–2000, ed. Rens Bod, Jaap Maat, and Thijs Weststeijn, Amsterdam/Chicago (Amsterdam University Press/Chicago University Press) 2014, 233-249
    • “Rebel and Martyr: The Medea of Lars von Trier,” in: Ancient Greek Women in Film, ed. Konstantinos P. Nikoloutsos, Oxford (Oxford University Press) 2013, 117–136
    • “Drama and Epic Narrative: The Test Case of Messenger Speech in Seneca’s Agamemnon,” in: Beyond the Fifth Century. Interactions with Greek Tragedy from the Fourth Century BCE to the Middle Ages, ed. Ingo Gildenhard and Martin Revermann, Berlin (de Gruyter) 2010, 243–263

    • “Einleitung” (with Colin G. King), in: Die modernen Väter der Antike. Die Entwicklung der Altertumswissenschaften an Akademie und Universität im Berlin des 19. Jahrhunderts, ed. Annette M. Baertschi and Colin G. King, Berlin (de Gruyter) 2009, 3–22

Work in Progress:

    • History and Memory in Epic Underworlds (monograph)
    • “The Cinematography of Statius’ Thebaid” (article)