Evelyn Adkins

Assistant Professor of Classics


Mather House 406
Tu 4:00-5:00 pm in TVUC (first floor), Th 11:30 am-12:30 pm in Mather House 406, & by appointment

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Education: PhD and MA, University of Michigan
BA, Macalester College

Evelyn Adkins teaches Latin and courses in translation on topics such as Roman civilization, ancient Mediterranean warfare, and depictions of ancient Greece, Rome, and other Mediterranean cultures in film. Her research focuses on the literature of the High Roman Empire (second century AD), with particular interests in the ancient novel, especially Apuleius’ Metamorphoses or The Golden Ass, language and power, discourse analysis, gender and sexuality, and Roman social and cultural history. Her first book, Discourse, Knowledge, and Power in Apuleius’ Metamorphoses (University of Michigan, 2022), examines how status and power are negotiated through discourse in Apuleius’ novel, with discourse defined broadly to include speech, silence, written text, and nonverbal communication. Current projects include a monograph on women in the Roman novel and an edited volume on material culture and materiality in the ancient novel. She also has a background in archaeology: she has fieldwork and museum experience in Greece, Italy, and Turkey, spent a year at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, taught material culture on site at the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome, and co-leads CWRU’s summer study abroad course to Rome, CLSC 326/426, “Rome on Site: The Archaeology of the Eternal City.”



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