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Stephen E. Hinds (he/him/his)

Professor Emeritus
Stephen Hinds 2021 portrait photo

Contact Information

DEN M-262G (north mezzanine, via stairway in Classics Dept.)
Office Hours: 
Spring 2024 (through week 10): Thursdays 11:15-12:45, and most days by appointment in person or via Zoom


Ph.D. Cambridge, 1985
B.A., M.A. Trinity College, Dublin
PDF icon CV (182.89 KB)

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 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), 'In and Out of Latin:  Diptych and Virtual Diptych in Marvell, Milton, Du Bellay and Others' (2020), and 'Ovid's exile poetry and zombies' (2023); details in the pdf CV linked to this page.  A book under contract with Cambridge (and nearing completion), with the working title Latin Poetry across Languages: Adventures in 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 offers access to some work in progress, along with less readily accessible items among his recent publications; he added further pdfs from his backlist during the pandemic period of restricted access to libraries.


Selected Research

Research Advised: Graduate Dissertations

Courses Taught

Autumn 2024

Autumn 2021

Spring 2019


Professional Affiliations: 
Program in Theory and Criticism

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