Class Adviser & Associate Faculty
1 Wash Pl, Room 735
B.A. Classics, The College of William and Mary, 2011
Ph.D. Classics, CUNY Graduate Center, 2018
Irene Morrison-Moncure’s teaching and research focuses on the relationship between power and literature in the ancient world. Her particular interests include the Roman epics and their historical and cultural contexts. Her dissertation, “Affecting Civil War: the Poetics of Fear in Lucan’s Bellum Civile,” examines representations of fear and anxiety in relation to themes of autocracy and civil war. Prior to Gallatin, Irene was a lecturer in the Department of Classical and Oriental Studies at Hunter College. She has also taught in coordination with the CUNY Pipeline Program for Careers in College Teaching and Research, a fellowship program for students from groups currently underrepresented in America's universities. Irene is a 2015 participant of the Classical Summer School at the American Academy in Rome and serves currently on the Board of Directors for Ascanius: The Youth Classics Institute.
Greek and Roman antiquity; history and literature of ancient Rome; power, state, ideology and empire; affect and emotion; cognitive narratology; reception studies and Classics in the modern world