Department of English

Philip Walsh

February 10, 2011

Rose O'Neill Literary House, 4:00 p.m.

Visiting Assistant Professor of English, Washington College

"A Possession For All Time: Why Ancient Greek Drama Matters"

Professor Walsh joined the Washington College faculty in 2008. He taught previously at Brown University, where he completed his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature. He has studied at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens and traveled extensively through Greece, Italy and Great Britain. Walsh is a broadly trained comparatist and classicist whose research and teaching interests include drama of all periods, reception studies of the classics, ancient historiography and the prose fiction of Kazuo Ishiguro. His current project focuses on the comic plays of Aristophanes, and explores their reception in various modern contexts (e.g., in translation and in visual illustration). He is the faculty mentor to the Mirania Club, a student organization that promotes the study of the classics on campus. The LitHouse Tea & Talk series features writers and scholars from within Washington College and the Chestertown community.

Sponsored by: The Rose O’Neill Literary House