Benjamin Garstad: Curriculum Vitae

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EDUCATION

  • Ph.D., School of Greek, Latin, and Ancient History, University of St Andrews: February, 2001. Dissertation title: The Titanomachy of Thallus and its Reception by the Latin Church Fathers. Supervisor: Professor Karla Pollmann
  • B.A. (First Class Honours) in Classics and Early Christian Studies, University of Calgary: 1997

EMPLOYMENT AND TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • 2010-2013: Chair, Department of Humanities, Grant MacEwan University
  • 2007- 2010: Classics discipline coordinator, Department of Humanities, Grant MacEwan University
  • 2006- : Classics instructor, Department of Humanities, Grant MacEwan University, Edmonton Alberta
  • 2006: substitute assistant professor, Department of Classics, Brooklyn College, City University of New York
  • 2003-2005: visiting scholar, Department of Classics, Columbia University
  • 2003-2005: adjunct assistant professor, Department of Classics, Brooklyn College, City University of New York
  • 2000-2003: full-time sessional instructor in the Department of Greek and Roman Studies, University of Calgary
  • Editorial consultant to Oxford University Press, Peeters, Pearson Education, Inc., Journal of Late Antiquity, Journal of Medieval Latin, Helios and Electronic Antiquity

COURSES TAUGHT

  • CLAS 102, Greek and Roman Mythology
  • CLAS 270, Greek Civilization
  • CLAS 272, Byzantine Civilization
  • CLAS 305, Comparative Mythology
  • CLAS 320, Greek Literature in Translation
  • CLAS 321, Latin Literature in Translation
  • LATN 302, Intermediate Latin II
  • PHIL 498, Directed Readings (‘Philosophy, Myth and Utopia’)

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Greek and Roman myth, comparative mythology
  • Euhemerus of Messene and the Euhemeristic Tradition
  • Nonnus of Panopolis
  • John Malalas and Christian world chronicles
  • The Apocalypse of Pseudo-Methodius
  • Ancient fiction and historiography: Euhemeristic texts, the Alexander Romance, Dictys Cretensis and Dares Phrygius
  • The interpretation of myth in pre-modern scholarship, particularly the historicization of myth
  • Conceptions of the past in Ancient and Mediaeval literature
 

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