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Dr. Benjamin Stephen Haller
Title(s)

Associate Professor of Classics

Status Faculty
Department(s) Classics
Phone number 757.233.8811
E-mail address bhaller@vwc.edu
Office Location Birdsong 107

Spring 2014 Schedule

 

Class Name and Title

Days of Week

Start Time

End Time

Bldg

Room

Start Date

End Date

CLAS*120*01 Intro to Classical Archaeology

TTH

01:00PM

02:15PM

BATT

239

01/27/14

05/13/14

CLAS*120*02 TU:Intro Classical Archeology

 

 

 

TBA

TBA

01/27/14

05/13/14

CLAS*370*01 The Ancient Wrld in Cinema

MW

01:00PM

02:15PM

CLAR

218

01/27/14

05/13/14

GREK*213*01 TU:Intermediate Ancient Greek

 

 

 

TBA

TBA

01/27/14

05/13/14

LATN*111*01 TU: Beginning Latin I

 

 

 

 

 

01/27/14

05/13/14

LATN*112*01 Beginning Latin II

MTWF

12:00PM

12:50PM

CLAR

217

01/27/14

05/13/14

LATN*112*02 TU: Beginning Latin II

 

 

 

 

 

01/27/14

05/13/14

Education

College of William and Mary 1997 (B.A., Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa; Classics: Ancient Greek)

University of Pittsburgh 2007 (Ph.D., Classics: Dissertation: Landscape Description in Homer's Odyssey)

Current Research Interests

Homer, The Classical Tradition, Francis Daniel Pastorius, Dreams and Memory in Greek Literature.

Current Projects

 

A Student Commentary on the Portions of Suetonius and Tacitus Describing the Reign of the Emperor Nero. This commentary arises from notes created for a Roman Historians course at Lawrence University several years ago, and is intended to give students who have completed one year of Latin with Wheelock the vocabulary and grammar help they need to read the major Latin texts concerning Nero's reign.

Co-editor of an issue of the journal Dialogues publishing the proceedings of the Classical Representations of Popular Culture Panel of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association.

Area Chair for the Classical Representations in Popular Culture Section of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association.

Recent Presentations

2014

“From Hexameter to Hekatompedon” at the CAMWS meeting in Waco, Texas in April, 2014.

2013

Respondent to Ed Floyd’s Paper “"Textual variants in the Odyssey as background for understanding the composition of the Iliad.” University of Pittsburgh Humanities Center Presentation, March 26, 2013.
"Myth, Architecture, and Memory:  Chris Nolan's Inception and the myths of Ariadne and Iphigeneia." Classical Representations in Popular Culture panel, at the PCA/ACA and Southwest Texas Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Joint Meeting in San Antonio, Texas; a revised version was presented at the International Popular Culture Association in Warsaw, Poland on July 24, 2013.

2010/2011

"Francis Daniel Pastorius' Delicae Hortenses and the Pastoral Ideal", at the October 2011 meeting of the Classical Association of the Atlantic States. The presentation will examine how Pastorius, the polyglot Pietist founder of Germantown, Pennsylvania, uses the Roman poet Vergil to articulate his vision of agrarian life in Penn's new colony, and how John Greenleaf Whittier revisited Pastorius' Vergilian literary identity to refashion this gardening schoolteacher into an unlikely Aeneas of a new nation.

"More than a Mere Suasoria:  Lucian's Phalaris." Greek Literature Panel, The Classical Association of the Atlantic States Annual Meeting in Newark, New Jersey.

Publications

Journals

Haller, Benjamin S. (forthcoming).  "Myths of Architecture and the Self:  Chris Nolan's Inception (2010), Ariadne, and Iphigeneia." Dialogues Vol 1.

Haller, Benjamin S. (forthcoming). 2013. “Duplicitous Dolios: Alternative Narratives of Odysseus’ Nostos in Odyssey 4 and 24." Transactions of the American Philological Association 134.2.

Haller, Benjamin S. 2012. “Homeric Parody, the Isle of the Blessed, and the Nature of Paideia in Lucian's Verae Historiae.” In Reception: Transactions of the International Conference on the Ancient Novel In Lisbon, Portugal, July 2008. -- forthcoming

Haller, Benjamin S. 2009. "The Gates of Horn and Ivory in Odyssey 19: Penelope's Call for Deeds, Not Words." Classical Philology 104:397-417.

Encyclopedias

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Haller, Benjamin S. 2011. "Doulichion." In Blackwell Homer Encyclopedia, ed. Margalit Finkelberg. Oxford: Blackwell.

------. 2011. "Echinades." In Blackwell Homer Encyclopedia, ed. Margalit Finkelberg. Oxford: Blackwell.

------. 2011. "Geography." In Blackwell Homer Encyclopedia, ed. Margalit Finkelberg. Oxford: Blackwell.

------. 2011. "Ionian Islands." In Blackwell Homer Encyclopedia, ed. Margalit Finkelberg. Oxford: Blackwell.

------. 2011. "Ithaca." In Blackwell Homer Encyclopedia, ed. Margalit Finkelberg. Oxford: Blackwell.

------. 2011. "Landscape." In Blackwell Homer Encyclopedia, ed. Margalit Finkelberg. Oxford: Blackwell.

------. 2011. "Zakynthos." In Blackwell Homer Encyclopedia, ed. Margalit Finkelberg. Oxford: Blackwell.


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------. 2009. "Antigone." In The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome, ed. Michael Gagarin. New York: Oxford University Press.
------ . 2009. "Narcissus." In The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome, ed. Michael Gagarin. New York: Oxford University Press.
------ . 2009. "Pandora." In The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome, ed. Michael Gagarin. New York: Oxford University Press.
------ . 2009. "Pygmalion." In The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome, ed. Michael Gagarin. New York: Oxford University Press.

Online and Popular Publications

2012  Contributor of articles and Collaborator to the Online Companion to:  Raia, Ann, and Cecelia Luschnig, Judith Lynn  Sebasta.  2005.  Worlds of Roman Women:  A Latin Reader.  Newburyport, MA:  Focus:  http://www2.cnr.edu/home/araia/companion.html

2011  "The Good Epicurean:  What the Poet Horace Can Teach Us About the Beauty of Simplicity in a Complex Modern World." VWC Magazine, 2011:  pp. 36-37.


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