Ellen Finkelpearl

Professor of Classics
Helen Chandler Garland Professor of Ancient Studies

Department: Classics
Office Address: Balch 305
Office Phone: (909) 607-3048

Ellen Finkelpearl will be on leave during the fall semester.

Ellen Finkelpearl

Academic History

  • B.A. Princeton University
  • M.A., Ph.D. Harvard University

Personal Interests

  • Latin literature, in particular Apuleius and the Roman novel, cultural contacts in antiquity, ancient animals, gender

Selected Research and Publications

Apuleius and Africa, edited, with Ben Lee and Luca Graverini, forthcoming, Routledge.

An Apuleius Reader, Selections from the Metamorphoses, Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 2012

“A Review of Scholarship on Apuleius’ Metamorphoses 1970-1998,”  Lustrum vol. 42 (2000) with Carl Schlam (covering over 500 annotated items)

Metamorphosis of Language in Apuleius: a study of allusion in the Novel, University of Michigan Press 1998.


Awards and Honors

  • Mellon 23 grant for Oberlin conference “Apuleius and Africa” 2009-10
  • Mary Wig Johnson Faculty Achievement Award (scholarship), Scripps College (1999,2001)
  • NEH Summer Seminar: ""Imitation, Influence, Inspiration: The Theory and Practice of Artistic Relations in the Renaissance,"" Leonard Barkan, University of Michigan, Director (1991)
  • Athwin Faculty Development Grant (1992)
  • Sabbatical Research Grant, Scripps College (2004)

Courses Taught

  • Beginning and Intermediate Greek and Latin
  • Latin Prose Composition
  • Advanced Latin, Greek (various authors)
  • Senior Seminar in Classics
  • Graduate Seminar (Apuleius)
  • Comparative Literature: The Western Literary Tradition

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