Fields of Interest
Stephen Hinds is Professor of Classics at the University of Washington, Seattle. He is the author of The Metamorphosis of Persephone: Ovid and the Self-Conscious Muse (Cambridge 1987) and Allusion and Intertext: Dynamics of Appropriation in Roman Poetry (Cambridge 1998). With Denis Feeney, he co-founded and co-edited the Cambridge book series Roman Literature and its Contexts (13 volumes, with the final title published in 2016). Among his most recent articles are 'Return to Enna: Ovid and Ovidianism in Claudian's De Raptu Proserpinae' (2016), 'Pastoral and its Futures: Reading like (a) Mantuan' (2017), 'Pre- and Post-Digital Poetics of "Transliteralism": Some Greco-Roman Epic Incipits' (2020), and 'In and Out of Latin: Diptych and Virtual Diptych in Marvell, Milton, Du Bellay and Others' (2020); details in the pdf CV linked to this page. A book under contract with Cambridge, with the working title Latin Poetry across Languages: Allusion, Translation and Classical Tradition, involves exploration of the cross-linguistic and intercultural relations of Latin literature, both in antiquity and between antiquity and (early) modernity. More longstanding commitments include a Cambridge ‘green and yellow’ commentary on Ovid, Tristia 1. Stephen's page on academia.edu offers access to some work in progress, along with a few less readily accessible items among his recent publications; he has added further pdfs from his backlist during the pandemic period of intermittently restricted access to libraries.
- Stephen E. Hinds. "Foreword." In Denis Feeney, Explorations in Latin Literature (2 vols.), Cambridge U.P. 2021, ix-xix
- Stephen E. Hinds. "In and Out of Latin: Diptych and Virtual Diptych in Marvell, Milton, Du Bellay and Others." In Syrithe Pugh, ed., Conversations: Classical and Renaissance Intertextuality, Manchester U.P. 2020, 55-90
- Stephen E. Hinds. "Pre- and Post-Digital Poetics of 'Transliteralism': Some Greco-Roman Epic Incipits." In Neil Coffee, Chris Forstall, Lavinia Galli Milić, Damien Nelis, eds., Intertextuality in Flavian Epic Poetry, Trends in Classics suppl. vol. 64 (De Gruyter) 2020, 421-45
- Stephen E. Hinds. "Pastoral and its Futures: Reading like (a) Mantuan." Dictynna 14 (2017) [30pp. on paper] http://journals.openedition.org/dictynna/
- Stephen E. Hinds. "Return to Enna: Ovid and Ovidianism in Claudian's De Raptu Proserpinae." In L. Fulkerson and T. Stover, eds., Repeat Performances: Ovidian Repetition and the Metamorphoses, U. Wisconsin P. 2016, 249-78
- Stephen E. Hinds. "The self-conscious cento." Chapter in Decadence: 'Decline and Fall' or 'Other Antiquity.' Heidelberg: Winter: 2014. 171-97.
- Stephen E. Hinds. "Displacing Persephone: Epic between Worlds." UCL Housman Lecture (limited-circulation pamphlet). University College London, Dept of Greek and Latin: 2013.
- Stephen E. Hinds. "Claudianism in the De Raptu Proserpinae." Generic Interfaces in Latin Literature, eds. T.D. Papanghelis, S.J. Harrison, S. Frangoulidis. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2013. 169-92.
- Stephen E. Hinds. "Black-Sea Latin, Du Bellay, and the Barbarian Turn: Tristia, Regrets, Translations." in J. Ingleheart, ed., Two Thousand Years of Solitude: Exile after Ovid. Oxford: OUP: 2011. 59-83.
- Stephen E. Hinds. "Seneca’s Ovidian Loci." Studi Italiani di Filologia Classica, quarta serie 9. 2011. 5-63.
- Stephen E. Hinds. "Between Formalism and Historicism." in A. Barchiesi and W. Scheidel, eds., The Oxford Handbook of Roman Studies. Oxford: OUP: 2010. 369-85.
- Stephen E. Hinds. "Martial's Ovid/Ovid's Martial." Journal of Roman Studies 97 (2007): 113-54.
- Stephen E. Hinds. "Dislocations of Ovidian Time." in J.P. Schwindt, ed., La représentation du temps dans la poésie augustéenne / Zur Poetik der Zeit in augusteischer Dichtung. Heidelberg: Winter: 2005. 203-30.
- Stephen E. Hinds. "Landscape with Figures: Aesthetics of Place in the Metamorphoses and its Tradition." in P. Hardie, ed., The Cambridge Companion to Ovid. Cambridge: CUP, 2002. 122-49.
- Stephen E. Hinds. Allusion and Intertext: Dynamics of Appropriation in Roman Poetry. Cambridge: CUP, 1998.
- Stephen E. Hinds. The Metamorphosis of Persephone: Ovid and the Self-Conscious Muse. Cambridge: CUP, 1987.
- In progress. Commentary on Tristia 1, Ovid's first book of poetry from exile, under contract with Cambridge U.P. in the series Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics.
- In progress. Latin Poetry across Languages: Allusion, Translation and Classical Tradition (working title). Book-length exploration of the cross-linguistic and intercultural relations of Latin literature, both in antiquity and between antiquity and (early) modernity. I delivered an early report on the project on November 8-13 2013 as the J.H.Gray Lectures in the Faculty of Classics, Cambridge University, England. In 2014-15 my research on the project was funded by a Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Now under contract with Cambridge U.P.
Research Advised: Graduate Dissertations
- Grace Funsten. En versus facio: Rewriting Augustan Elegy in Latin Epitaphs, Maximianus, and Louise Labé. Diss., 2022.
- Xiaoran Luo. Polyphemus and His World: A Literary History from the Odyssey to the Hellenistic Period. Diss., 2021.
- Emma J. Brobeck. Craftsmen, Identity, and Status in the Literature of Flavian Rome. Diss., 2021.
- Sophie Emilia Seidler. Monstrous Texts and Textual Monsters: Transgressive Hybridity in Ovid's Metamorphoses. MA thesis, 2020.
- Daniel A. Conner. Mille simul leti facies: The Allusive Battlefield of Punica 4. Diss., 2018
- Alberto Requejo. Columella's Georgics: Form, Method, Intertextuality, Ideology. Diss., 2017.
- Matthew Gorey. Atomism in the Aeneid: Physics, Politics, and Cosmological Disorder. Diss., 2017.
- Adriana M. Vazquez. Vates and Initiates: Augustan Poetic Manipulation of Greek Mystery Cult. Diss., 2017.
- Joshua J. Hartman. Allusion and Cultural Memory in Late Antiquity: Ausonius, Prudentius, and Claudian. Diss., 2016.
- Bridget Langley. Written on Running Water: Ovidian Poetics in the Roman Waterscape. Diss., 2016.
- Colin Shelton. Semantics and the Structure of Latin Etymological Wordplay. Diss., 2011.
- Erika J. Nesholm. Rhetoric and Epistolary Exchange in Ovid's Heroides 16-21. Diss., 2005.
- Ethan T. Adams. Gods and Humans in Ovid's Metamorphoses : Constructions of Identity and the Politics of Status. Diss., 2003.
- Christopher M. Chinn. Statius and the Discourse of Ekphrasis. Diss., 2002.
- Daniel Curley. Metatheater: Heroines and Ephebes in Ovid's Metamorphoses. Diss., 1999.
- Braden Mechley. Reading (with) the Animals: Lucretius' Creatures and his Poetic Program. Diss., 1998 (co-chair).
Research Advised: Undergraduate Senior Essays
- Michael McAdams. "Catullus and Fragile Masculinity: An Analysis of Gender Concepts from the Roman Republic and their Impact on Modern Homophobia and Rape Culture." Senior Essay, 2020.
- Elizabeth Abel. "From Antiquity to Modernity: Psychological Constructs of Gender in Ovid's Metamorphoses." Senior Essay, 2020.
- Piers Foley. "The Depiction of Battle between Homer and Virgil." Senior Essay, 2019.
- Rose Bugel-Shunra. "Lamentation in Catullus 64 and Implications Thereof." Senior Essay, 2018.
- Robert Szender. "Catullus and Vergil: An Inquiry into Influence and Allusion." Senior Essay, 2018.
- Christopher Mowers, "Medea: A Director's Portfolio." Senior Essay, 2017.
- Gessica Adornato. "Intertextuality between the Myth of Er, the Somnium Scipionis, and Book 6 of the Aeneid." Senior Essay, 2017.
- Tim Gleghorn. Locus Amoenus: Scenes of a Pastoral Romance. Senior Essay, 2017.
Research Advised: Undergraduate Honors Theses
- David Bloomsburg. "The Scale of the Epic Cast in Watership Down, The Lord of the Rings, and Vergil's Aeneid." Honors Thesis, 2018.
- Honors thesis students 2002-2010. Catherine Basl, Marie La Fond, Jacqui Pincus (all 2009-10), Nicholas Rupert (2008-09), Josh Fincher (2007-08), Jody Valentine (2002-03).
News & Events
- Grace Funsten (PhD '22) featured in UW Magazine - September 26, 2022
- UW at the SCS (2019)! - December 21, 2018
- Professor Stephen Hinds named UW faculty Katz Distinguished Lecturer for 2013-2014 - March 13, 2013
- Stephen Hinds awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for University Teachers - December 18, 2012
- In and Out of Latin: Diptych and Virtual Diptych in Marvell, Milton, and Others. Sponsored by CMEMS, Graduate Research Cluster in Classics, Medieval and Early Modern Studies of the Simpson Humanities Center - October 18, 2016 - 4:30pm
- Til death do us part: The enduring appeal of the Orpheus & Eurydice Legend - May 17, 2016 - 7:00pm
- Marvell's Latin and Wordsworth's Greek: literature and literalism in the classical tradition - February 25, 2014 - 7:00pm