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Laura Kathleen McClure

Curriculum Vitae

Office Address: Department of Classics, University of Wisconsin
902 Van Hise, 1220 Linden Drive, Madison, WI 53726
Telephone: 608-263-8269 FAX: 608-262-8570

Home Address: 1722 Chadbourne Avenue, Madison, Wisconsin  53705
Telephone: 608-231-3484

Research:  Athenian Drama, Ancient Gender Studies, Classical Tradition

Education
Ph.D. 1991 Classics, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.
MA 1986 Classics, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.
MA 1984 Liberal Studies, St. John's College, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
B.A. 1982 English, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.
Professional Employment
2002- Chair, Integrated Liberal Studies Program.
2003- Professor of Classics, University of Wisconsin
1999-03 Associate Professor of Classics, University of Wisconsin.
1991-99 Assistant Professor of Classics, University of Wisconsin.
Affiliate:  Women's Studies; Integrated Liberal Studies; Theater & Drama.
1988-91 Instructor, Basic Program of Liberal Education, University of Chicago.
1987-90 Lecturer in The College, University of Chicago.

Doctoral Dissertation

Rhetoric and Gender in Euripides:  A Study of Sacrifice Actions  (Director:  A. P. Burnett).

Fellowships and Honors
2003Summer Support, Graduate School Research Committee
2002Summer Support, Graduate School Research Committee
2001Fellow, Institute for Research in the Humanities, UW-Madison (Fall)
2000Sabbatical leave, Spring semester
1999Vilas Associate Award (through 2001)
1999University of Wisconsin Distinguished Teaching Award
1998Summer Support, Graduate School Research Committee
1997Web Design Grant, Division of Information Technology
1997 Summer Support, Graduate School Research Committee
1995Summer Support, Graduate School Research Committee
1994Lilly Teaching Fellow, UW-Madison
1993Summer Support,  Graduate School Research Committee
1992Summer Support,  Graduate School Research Committee
1990Ryerson Travel Fellowship, University of Chicago
1984Departmental Fellowships for Graduate Study, University of Chicago
1983Acknowledgement of Excellence Award for Translations of Sappho, St. John's College

Books

Co-Editor, with C. A. Faraone, Prostitutes and Courtesans in the Ancient World.
Under Consideration at University of Wisconsin Press.

Author, Courtesans at Table:  Gender and Literary Culture in Athenaeus..
Forthcoming, Routledge, July, 2003.

Editor, Sexuality and Gender in the Ancient World:  Readings and Documents.
Blackwell, 2002.

Co-editor, with A. Lardinois, Making Silence Speak:  Women's Voices in Ancient Greek Literature & Society.
Princeton, 2001. Reviews: Whitmarsh, BMCR 2001.11.10.  Recipient, 2002 CHOICE
Outstanding Academic Title.

Author, Spoken Like a Woman:  Speech and Gender in Athenian Drama.  Princeton, 1999.
Reviews:  D. Konstan, Choice January 2000; J. Fletcher, BMCR 2000.7.02; P.
Katz, WCC Newsletter Spring 2001, pp. 40-41; N. Sultan, Classical Review 51 (2001)
21-22; R. E. Harder, Gnomon 74 (2002) 481-85.

Articles

Introduction, in C. Faraone and L. McClure (eds.), Prostitutes and Courtesans in the Ancient World.
Under consideration.

"Subversive Laughter: The Sayings of Courtesans in Book 13 of Athenaeus' Deipnosophists.." AJP 12.2 (2003) xx-xx

Introduction, in A. Lardinois and L. McClure (eds.), Making Silence Speak:  Women's Voices in
Ancient Greek Literature & Society
,  Princeton, 2001, pp. 3-13.

"At Home and Not at Home:  Euripides as a Comic Character," in R. Mitchell-Boyask (ed.),
Approaches to Teaching the Dramas of Euripides.  New York: MLA, 2002, pp. 130-37.

 "The Family and Social Trends," Chapter 8 in J. T. Kirby (ed.), World Eras Vol. 6:
Classical Greek Civilization
, 800-323 BCE.  Detroit:  Gale Group, 2001, pp. 239-272 (double columns).
Winner of 'Editor's Choice:  Top of the List' from BOOKLIST for 2001.

"Feminist Pedagogy and Classics," Classical World 94 (2000) 36-41.

"'The Worst Husband':  Discourses of Praise and Blame in Euripides' Medea," Classical Philology 94.4 (1999) 373-94.

"Gunaikos Logos:  Speech, Gender and Spectatorship in Aeschylus' Agamemnon," Helios 24 (1997) 112-135.

"Teaching a Course on Gender in the Classical World," Classical Journal 92.3 (1997) 259-270.

"Clytemnestra's Binding Song:  A. Ag. 958-974," Classical Journal 92.2 (1997) 123-140.

"Female Speech and Characterization in Euripides," in Lo spettacolo delle voci, ed. A. H.   Sommerstein and F. de Martino (Bari, 1995) 35-60.

"On Knowing Greek:  George Eliot and the Classical Tradition," Classical  and Modern Literature 13. 2 (1993) 139-156.

Reviews

G. Ferrari, Figures of Speech: Men and Maidens in Ancient Greece (University of Chicago Press, 2002.
Forthcoming in the Journal of the History of Sexuality.

D. Hamel, Trying Neaira:  The True Story of a Courtesan's Scandalous Life in Ancient Greece
(Yale University Press, 2003).  Forthcoming in the The Historian.

D. Mendelsohn, Gender and the City in Euripides' Political Plays (Oxford University Press, 2003).
Forthcoming in Bryn Mawr Classical Review.

H. P. Foley, Female Acts in Greek Tragedy (Princeton, 2001), forthcoming in Clasical Review, 52.2 (2002) xx-xx

Cropp, M., Lee, K. and D. Sansone (edd.), Euripides and Tragic Theatre in the Late Fifth Century
Illinois Classical Studies
(Urbana, Illinois, 2000), Phoenix 17 (2002) 1-4.

J. Svenbro and J. Scheid, The Craft of Zeus:  Myths of Weaving and Fabric, tr. C. Volk (Cambridge, MA, 1995),
Classical Philology 92.2 (1997) 199-201.

Elise Garrison, Groaning Tears:  Ethical and Dramatic Aspects of Suicide in Greek Tragedy (Leiden, 1995),
Bryn Mawr Classical Review 6.7 (1995) 607-610.

J. Lembke and K. Reckford (trans.), Euripides' Electra (Oxford, 1994),
Bryn Mawr Classical Review 5.7 (1994) 594-596.

Nicole Loraux, The Children of Athena (Princeton, 1993), Arachne 2.2 (1995) 7-11.

Philip Slater, The Glory of Hera (Princeton Reprint, 1992), WCC Newsletter 22 (1994) 12-15.

Selected Papers and Panels

"The Women Most Mentioned: The Names of Courtesans in Book 13 of Athenaeus' Deipnosophistae,"
presented at the annual APA meeting in New Orleans, LA, January 4, 2003.

"The Women Most Mentioned: The Names of Courtesans in Book 13 of Athenaeus' Deipnosophistae,"
presented at the University of Texas at Austin, November 8, 2002 (invited).

Respondent, Women's Rituals in Context, conference to be held at the University of Illinois at Champagne-Urbana,
October 4-6, 2002 (invited).

"Subversive Laughter:  Courtesans' Jokes in Book 13 of Athenaeus' Deipnosophists,"
presented at the University of Chicago, February 28, 2002 (invited).

"The Laughter that Subverts:  The Witty Sayings of Courtesans in Athenaeus' Deipnosophistae,"
presented at the annual APA meeting in Philadelphia, PA January 5, 2002.

"The Laughter that Subverts:  The Witty Sayings of Courtesans in Athenaeus' Deipnosophistae."
presented at the Institute for Research in the Humanities, UW-Madison, October 16, 2001.

"The Language of Clytemnestra," paper presented at the University of California-Berkeley, April 14, 2001 (invited).

"Siren Songs:  The Witty Sayings of Courtesans in Athenaeus' Dining Sophists,"
presented at the Composition and Rhetoric Colloquium, Department of English, UW-Madison, March 29, 2001.

"The Way She Moves:  Configuring the Greek Hetaira," paper presented at the annual APA meeting in
San Diego, CA, January 6, 2001.

"The Social Context of Greek Drama," invited talk given at Rhodes College, Memphis, TN, September 29, 2000 (invited).

"The Enigmatic Body:  Reading the Greek Hetaira," paper presented at the conference,
"Toward a Semiotics of the Body," Northwestern University, May 27, 2000.

"Prostitution in Ancient Greece," talk given at University of Wisconsin Humanities Center, March 3, 2000.

"The Prison of Antigone:  Virginia Woolf's Mythmaking," paper presented at the annual CAMWS meeting
in Cleveland, Ohio, April, 1999.

"Women as Divine Agents in Athenian Drama," talk given at the conference,"Living with Divinity:  the Place of the Spiritual
in Academic Discourse," Center for Law & Humanities, University of Wisconsin Law School, October, 1998.

"The Trial as Literary Form:  Drama and the Popular Courts in Classical Athens," talk given at the
University of Wisconsin Law School, March, 1998.

"Hippolytus on Trial: Written Proof and Judicial Process in E. Hipp. 902-1107," paper presented at the annual
APA meeting in Chicago, December, 1997.

"Discourses of Praise and Blame in Euripides' Medea," paper presented at the annual CAMWS meeting in
Boulder, Colorado, April, 1997.

"Gender and Obscenity in Aristophanes' Thesmophoriazusae," paper presented at the annual
APA meeting in New York City, December, 1996.

"Speech Genres, Gender, and Dramatic Action in Euripides' Hippolytus," paper presented at the annual
CAMWS Meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, April, 1995.

"Gunaikos Logos:  Female Speech in Aeschylus' Agamemnon," paper presented at the annual
CAMWS meeting in Atlanta, April, 1994.

"Reading Black Athena," panel on Martin Bernal's Black Athena sponsored by the Havens Center,
University of Wisconsin-Madison, March, 1992.

"On Knowing Greek:  George Eliot's Classical Education," APA Annual Meeting, panel on Women and
Classical Education, December, 1991.

"Rhetoric and Gender in the Andromache of Euripides," paper presented at the Rhetoric Workshop,
University of Chicago, June, 1989.

Departmental Service
2001- Teaching Assitant Coordinator
1998-2001Undergraduate Advisor
1996-2000Chair, Curriculum Committee
1994-2001Departmental Honors Program Coordinator
1992-1994Chair, Graduate Admissions Committee
1991-1994Departmental Representative, Faculty Senate
1991-1997Member, Graduate Admissions Committee
1991-1998Member, Departmental Teaching Assistantships and Award Committee

University Service
2003 (Spring)Chair, Executive Committee of the Arts and Humanities Division
2003 (Spring)Participant, Faculty Connections (appointed by L & S dean)
2002- Chair, Integrated Liberal Studies
2002- Director, Women Faculty Mentoring Program
2002-2005Member, Faculty Honors Committee
2002-2005Teaching Mentor, Writing Across the Curriculum Program
2001-2004Member, Letters & Science Academic Planning Council.
2001Member, External Review Committee for the History Department.
2000-2003Member, Executive Committee of the Arts and Humanities Division.
1999-Mentor, Women Faculty Mentoring Program.
1999-2002Chair, ILS Visioning Committee.
1999-2001Member, Executive Committee, University of Wisconsin Center for the Humanities.
1995-2002Member, Advisory Board, Women Faculty Mentoring Program.
1994-1997Member, Committee on Women in the University.

Professional Service
2002- Editor-in-Chief, Essays, DIOTIMA:  Materials for the Study of Women and Gender in the Ancient World.
2000-2002 Graduate Student Mentor, Women's Classical Caucus.
2000-2004 Member, Women's Classical Caucus Steering Committee.
1996 Panelist for the National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships.
1994- Manuscript Referee for Princeton University Press, Cambridge University Press, the University of Texas Press, the APA Monograph Series; American Journal of Philology, Classical Journal, Classical Philology, Phoenix, and Transactions of the American Philological Association.
Outreach Activities
2002 Seminar leader, NEH seminar on women and literature for high school teachers, West High School, Madison, WI.
2001 Talk on Homer's Odyssey to freshman English classes at West High School, Madison, WI.
1998 Talk on women in antiquity to students at West High School, Madison, WI.
1998 Talk on classical myth to White Horse Middle School sixth graders.
1997 Lecturer, University of the Air, Series on Greek Drama, Wisconsin Public Broadcasting System.
1997 Seminar Leader, Lilly Foundation Seminar for Civic Leadership, offered jointly with the Wisconsin State Bar Association, Madison, WI.
1996 Talk on the ancient Olympics for the Madison West Rotary Club.

Academic Memberships
American Philological Association
Classical Association of the Middle West and South
Women's Classical Caucus
International Society for the Classical Tradition