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Phạm Duy Khiêm: An Article by Kelly Nguyen

"The tradition of the Vietnamese reception of classical literature has not yet been examined, and this article is the first to venture into this intersection between Classics and Vietnamese studies."

Congratulations to Undergrad Prize Winners

Congratulations to all the Classics Undergraduate Prize Winners in 2019-2020

Adapting To Online Teaching In Classics: An End Of Term Round-Up

This afternoon marked the end of the formal teaching period in the Spring 2020 semester, a memorable one. The COVID-19 virus has brought sadness and difficulty for many, and challenges for all of us. 

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Joukowsky Foundation Outstanding Dissertation Award Conferred to Erika Valdivieso, PhD 2020

This year, the Classics Department is proud to announce that Erika Valdivieso has received the Outstanding Dissertation Award representing the humanities.  Erika's dissertation, “The Virgilian Tradition in Colonial Latin America,” utilizes Latin, Spanish and Portuguese sources to reconstruct the context in which Latin poetry was taught, received, and produced in colonial Latin America.

Classics Seniors Elected to Phi Beta Kappa

 The Classics Department is pleased to announce that four more concentrators (class of 2020) have been elected to the Rhode Island Alpha of Phi Beta Kappa!

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Classics Runs in Their Family

"Thanks to Dad we came to appreciate how much the words and deeds of the ancients define who we are. It's really no coincidence that we both studied Classics at Brown. Still, we arrived at the Classics Department from rather different directions."  [story by Benjamin Nacar '12 and Sylvia Nacar '20]

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Christopher Jotischky-Hull, PhD Candidate, Accepts Position with MLA International Bibliography

Christopher has been accepted as a field bibliographer in Modern Greek literature for the MLA International Bibliography. This project, run by the Modern Language Association, acts as a database for publications in areas relevant to modern languages and their literatures

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Edwin Wong M.A. ’07 Publishes His Book, The Risk Theatre Model of Tragedy

“For the last thirteen years, I’ve been working on a new theory of tragedy where risk is the dramatic fulcrum of the action. Why risk?—risk is just so fascinating that someone had to build a theory of drama around it.

Classics Graduate Students Receive Awards

The Classics Department is pleased to announce that two of our graduate students have recently received awards!

Updates to the COVID-19 Concerns at Brown

Members of the Classics @ Brown Community:

Due to recent updates to the University’s policies as it relates to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, the Classics Department has made the difficult decision to cancel all events for the rest of the academic year.  The health and safety of our community are the main concern for the department.  When events have been rescheduled, we will update our website and resume sending invitations via our mailing list.