Ingrid E. Holmberg
Associate Professor; first appointment 1991
B.A. (Latin, Vermont, 1980); Ph.D. (Yale, Classical Philology, 1990),
Thesis: "Gender and Deceit in Early Greek Hexameter Poetry"
Office: Clearihue B422
Phone: (250) 721-8528
Homer, Hesiod and the Homeric Hymns; ancient Greek poetry; construction of gender and critical theory.
I am currently working on a variety of projects, including a manuscript on cunning intelligence in archaic epic and articles on the figure of Helen in Homer, Atwood's The Penelopiad, and Godard's Contempt. I have successfully supervised graduate students on a variety of topics in archaic Greek poetry.
General co-editor of Phoenix Gender Studies, first volume published, Virginity Revisited: The Unpossessed Body, eds. Judith Fletcher and Bonnie MacLachlan, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2006;
Frogs Around the Pond: Cultural Diversity in Antiquity, Laurel M. Bowman and Ingrid E. Holmberg, eds. Syllecta Classica Vol. 14 (2003);
Co-Author of the preface to Frogs Around the Pond: Cultural Diversity in Antiquity, Laurel M. Bowman and Ingrid E. Holmberg, eds, Syllecta Classica Vol. 14, 2003;
"Euripides' Helen: Most Noble and Most Chaste", American Journal of Philology, Vol. 116, 1995, pp. 19-42;
"The Odyssey and Female Subjectivity", Helios, Vol. 22.2, 1995, pp. 1-21;
"The Sign of Metis", Arethusa, Vol. 30, 1997, pp. 1-33;
"Metis and Gender in Apollonius Rhodius' Argonautica", Transactions of the American Philological Association, Vol. 128, 1998, pp. 135-159;
"The Creation of the Ancient Greek Epic", Oral Tradition, Vol. 13/2, 1998, pp. 456-478;
"Hephaistos and Spiders' Webs", Phoenix Vol. 57, 2003, pp. 1-17;
"Homer and the Beginning of the Sequel" in Part Two: Reflections of the Sequel, Budra, Paul, and Betty A. Schellenberg, eds. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1998, pp. 19-33. (rev. University of Toronto Quarterly Vol. 69, 1999/2000 and London Review of Books Vol. 21, 1999);