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Teresa Danze, Ph.D.


Ph.D., Classical Languages and Literatures, University of Chicago (2012)
Dissertation: "The Agency and Affection of Pity in Sophocles"

A.M., Classical Languages and Literatures, University of Chicago (2005)

B.A., Drama and Classics with a Greek concentration, University of Dallas (2001)

Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor, Classics, University of Dallas, 2015 - present

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Classics, University of Dallas, 2012 - 2015

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Drama, University of Dallas, 2013 - present (as needed)

Instructor, Drama, University of Dallas, September 2011

Instructor, Classics, University of Chicago, 2004 - 2008

Professional Experience

Professional Memberships
Society for Classical Studies (formerly American Philological Association)
Classical Association of the Middle West and South

Activities and Service
2012 - Present: Editorial Board Member, Didaskalia: The Journal for Ancient Performance

University of Dallas

2017 Panelist, Across the Core Faculty Retreat, "Classics on the Parthenon"
        Guest Lecturer, Arete Summer in Irving Program, "Sophocles' Oedipus the King "
2016 Guest Lecturer, The Ancient World (HUM 6325), "Art and Architecture in Antiquity"
        Speaker, Classics Club & RHA Toga Party, "Dies Festus: How to Party like It's AD 99"
        Co-founder, Karl Maurer Translation Prize (announced February 27)
        Program Designer, Karl Maurer Memorial Celebration
2015 Organizer, Classics Luncheon with Kimberly Johnson
2013 Director and Actor, reading of Tom Stoppard's Invention of Love, After Hours series
2011-2012 Panelist, Alumni Panel for Odyssey Days

University of Chicago
2007 Director, Aeschylus' Agamemnon, Classical Entertainment Society
2006 Resident Assistant, Athens Study Abroad Program
2004-2005 Coordinator, Rhetoric and Poetics Workshop
2003-2005 Humanities Division Representative to Student Government Graduate Council
2002-2004 Treasurer, Classical Lecture Society

Recent Courses

Recent Courses
First-Year Latin II (CLL 1302)
Second-Year Latin I (CLL 2311)
Homer (CLG 3327)
Vergil & His Epic Successors (CLL 3V50)
Seneca: Thyestes (CLL 3V50)
Roman Drama: Plautus (CLL 3327)
Greek Tragedy: Aeschylus' Agamemnon (CLG 3326)
Theater History (DRA 3310)
Greek Lyric Poetry (CLG 3V50)
Second-Year Greek (CLG 2315)
First-Year Greek II (CLG 1302)
First-Year Greek I (CLG 1301)
Advanced Latin Grammar and Composition (CLL 3324)
Second-Year Latin II (CLL 2312)

Research Interests

Language and performance of Athenian tragedy; emotion in Archaic and Classical Greek poetry, epic and tragedy; reception and adaptation of Greek and Roman drama

Selected Publications

2016    “The Tragedy of Pity in Sophocles’ Oedipus Tyrannus”, AJP 137.4 (Winter 2016)
2011    “Review : Sophocles: Seven Sicknesses," Didaskalia 8.20 (2011)

Works in Progress

Deinos Oiktos: The Power and Limitations of Pity in Sophocles
"The Problem of Empathy in Sophocles' Trachiniae"
Review : The Ancient Emotion of Disgust
"Pity within the Family: Evaluating Aristotelian eleos through Euripides' Iphigenia in Aulis and Sophocles' Electra"



"Pity in Action: The Tragedy of Oedipus," CAMWS, Baton Rouge (2012)

"Destroyed by Pity: The Case of Oedipus Tyrannos", Rhetoric and Poetics Workshop, University of Chicago (2011)

"The Agency and Affection of οἶκτος in Sophocles' Electra", Rhetoric and Poetics Workshop, University of Chicago (2010)

"Transforming Relationships through Emotional Expression in Sophocles' Electra", Twelfth Annual Graduate Student Colloquium, University of Virginia (2008)


2006 Respondent, "Euripides: The First Hellenistic Poet? Problems in Periodization, Poetics, and Reception", Classics Conference, University of Chicago

2005 Panelist, "Sophocles' Electra: Agonism and Revenge Onstage", Performance and Discussion, University of Chicago

Awards & Honors

2011-2012 Ephron Research Scholarship
2003-2006 University/Paul Shorey Scholarship