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 ‘Seneca’s Ovidian loci’ (2011), 'The Self-conscious Cento' (2014), 'Claudianism in the De Raptu Proserpinae' (2013) and 'Return to Enna: Ovid and Ovidianism in Claudian's De Raptu Proserpinae' (2016); details in the pdf CV linked to the research tab. A project in progress, with the working title Poetry across Languages: Literature, Literalism and the Latin 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 is funded by a Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanites.
Research Advised: Undergraduate Senior Essays
Research Advised: Graduate Dissertations
- 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.
- 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