Heracles and the Cercopes, Paestum

Curriculum Vitae



Ph.D., Classical Studies, 1999. University of Pennsylvania. Doctoral dissertation: “Model Behavior: Generic Construction in Roman Satire,” directed by Ralph Rosen.     

M.A., Classical Studies, 1996. University of Pennsylvania.

B.A., Classical Civilization, 1992. Wesleyan University.


Positions held:

2001-present: Washington University in St. Louis: Assistant Professor (2001-2007);

Associate Professor (2007-2016); Professor (2016-).

2000-2001: Northwestern University: Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow.

1999-2000: Reed College: Visiting Assistant Professor.

1995-1997: University of Pennsylvania: Latin Instructor, Teaching Assistant, Research Assistant.


Publications and research activities:



Juvenal and the Satiric Emotions (Oxford University Press, 2015). Reviewed in Classical World 109.1, Fall 2015 (J. Uden), Times Literary Supplement 2016.26.02 (W. Fitzgerald), Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2016.04.03 (B. Santorelli) (http://bmcr.brynmawr.edu/2016/2016-04-03.html

A Roman Verse Satire Reader (Bolchazy-Carducci, 2010). Reviewed in Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2011.03.76 (B. Walker), (with other volumes in series) Teaching Classical Languages 2.2, Spring 2011, http://www.tcl.camws.org/spring2011.php (J. Sebesta)

Figuring Genre in Roman Satire (American Classical Studies Series Vol. 5; Oxford, 2006). Reviewed in Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2006.10.35 (F. Jones) (http://bmcr.brynmawr.edu/2006/2006-10-35.html), New England Classical Journal 33.4 (C. Nappa), Journal of Roman Studies 97 (C. Connors), Classical Review 58.2 (J. Uden), International Journal of the Classical Tradition 16.1 (J. Relihan).


Edited volumes:

Guest Editor for special satire issue of Classical and Modern Literature 22.2 (2002).



Book chapters, invited and editor-reviewed:

(With Ralph Rosen), “Greek and Roman Satirical Poetry,” for A Companion to Ancient Sexuality, ed. T. Hubbard, 381-97 (Wiley-Blackwell, 2014).

 “Life in the text: The corpus of Persius’ Satires,” in A Companion to Persius and Juvenal, ed. S. Braund and J. Osgood (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012).

 “Historian and Satirist: Tacitus and Juvenal,” chapter in A Companion to Tacitus, ed. V. Pagán, 403-427 (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012).

“Persona and Satiric Career in Juvenal,” in Classical Literary Careers and Their Reception, ed. P. Hardie and H. Moore, 105-117 (Cambridge, 2010).

“Defining the Art of Blame: Classical Satire,” in A Companion to Satire: Ancient and Modern, ed. R. Quintero, 31-52 (Blackwell, 2007).


Journal articles, peer-reviewed:

“Lessons in Reading: Horace on Homer at Epistle 1.2.1-31,” Classical World 104.4 (2011): 427-450.

“Philosophy into Satire: The Program of Juvenal’s Fifth Book,” American Journal of Philology 128.1 (2007): 27-57.

“Theatre, Spectacle, and the Satirist in Juvenal,” Phoenix 57 (2003): 257-275.

“Juvenal’s Cave-Woman and the Programmatics of Satire,” Classical Bulletin 78.1 (2002): 5-20.

“The Critical Contexts of Satiric Discourse,” Classical and Modern Literature 22.2 (2002): 7-31.

“Satiric Intersections: Theory, Practice, and Literary History,” Classical and Modern Literature 22.2 (2002): 1-5 (guest editor’s introduction to special issue).

“Satiric Memories: Autobiography and the Construction of Genre,” Classical Journal 97.3 (2002): 215-231.


Encyclopedia entries:

“Lucilius,” entry on his life and works, in The Literary Encyclopedia (2006; www.litencyc.com).


Under review:

“Conversations about Sermo,” invited contribution to volume Our Lucilius: Satire in Second-Century Rome, ed. B. Breed, E. Keitel, and R. Wallace (volume under review by Cambridge University Press).


Book reviews:

Lindsay and Patricia Watson, Juvenal: Satire 6 (Cambridge, 2014), forthcoming in Journal of Roman Studies. 

Emily Gowers, Horace: Satires Book I (Cambridge, 2012), Classical Review 64.1 (2014): 128-30.

Karin Haß, Lucilius und der Beginn der Persönlichkeitsdichtung in Rom (Stuttgart, 2007), Classical Review 59.1 (2009): 111-113.

Maria Plaza, The Function of Humour in Roman Verse Satire: Laughing and Lying (Oxford, 2006), Classical World 101.1 (2007): 111-112.

Catherine Schlegel, Satire and the Threat of Speech: Horace Satires Book 1 (Wisconsin, 2005), Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2006.05.11.

Kirk Freudenburg, ed., The Cambridge Companion to Roman Satire (Cambridge, 2005), Journal of Roman Studies 96 (2006): 265-267.

Susanna Morton Braund, ed. and tr., Juvenal and Persius, Loeb Classical Library (Harvard, 2004), Classical Review 56.1 (2006): 127-129.

Kirk Freudenburg. Satires of Rome: Threatening Poses from Lucilius to Juvenal (Cambridge, 2001), Vergilius 48 (2002): 169-175.

Alberto Cavarzere, Antonio Aloni, and Alessandro Barchiesi, eds. Iambic Ideas: Essays on a Poetic Tradition from Archaic Greece to the Late Roman Empire (Rowman and Littlefield, 2001), Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2002.07.35.

Sarah Spence, ed., Poets and Critics Read Vergil (Yale, 2001), and Richard Thomas, Virgil and the Augustan Reception (Cambridge, 2001), Classical and Modern Literature 21.2 (2001): 121-127.

William Dominik and Willian Werhle, Roman Verse Satire: Lucilius to Juvenal (Bolchazy-Carducci, 1999), Bryn Mawr Classical Review 00.04.23 and Classical Outlook 78.3 (2001): 138.

John Henderson, Writing Down Rome: Satire, Comedy, and Other Offences in Latin Poetry (Oxford, 1999), Bryn Mawr Classical Review 99.10.06.

Susanna Morton Braund, The Roman Satirists and Their Masks, Classical World Series (Bristol, 1996), Bryn Mawr Classical Review 97.2.20.


Oral papers:

“Intertextuality between Friends: Martial and Juvenal in Epigram 12.18,” Classical Association of the Middle West and South Annual Meeting, Williamsburg, VA (March 2016) “The Frank, the Friendly, and the Fictional: Speech in the Fragments of Lucilius’ Satires,” Williams College Classics Colloquium (March 2016)

“Intertexts between Friends: The Epigrammatist and the Satirist, circa 100 CE,”Invited Keynote Address, Heartland Graduate Workshop in Ancient Studies (“Agonism, Competition, and Rivalry in the Ancient World”), University of Missouri-Columbia (September 2015).

“Conversations about Sermo,” oral paper for University of Pennsylvania Classics Colloquium, April 2015.

“The Consolation of Not-Philosophy in Lucilius and Juvenal,” oral paper for organized panel on Roman philosophy and satire, Classical Association of the Middle West and South Annual Meeting, Boulder, CO (March 2015)

Iamne igitur laudas? Democritus in Juvenal Satire 10,” oral paper for University of Cincinnati Classics Colloquium (March 2015); short version at Eugene Lane Occasional Papers in Ancient Studies, University of Missouri-Columbia (October 2014).

“Juvenal, the Satiric Career, and the Satiric Emotions,” Miami University Department of Classics, Oxford, OH (April 2013).

“Lucubration Nation,” Invited Keynote Address, Nox Erat: Night and Nocturnal Activities in the Ancient World, Graduate Student Colloquium, Department of Classics, University of Virginia (March 2013).

“Anger Games: Rhetoric, Power, and Pleasure in Ancient Satire,” Fellow’s Talk for the Washington University Center for the Humanities (October 2012).

“Satiric Revenge and the Baggage of Anger: the Case of Juvenal,” Inter-disciplinary.net Revenge 3 conference, Mansfield College, Oxford (July 2012).

“Attacking the Dead: History, Exemplarity, and Genre in Tacitus and Juvenal,” Washington University Classics Department Colloquium (November 2010).

Nucibus Receptis: The Sensations of Persius’ Satires,Synesthesia: Classics Beyond the Visual Paradigm conference, UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (May 2010).

“Monstrous Misogyny and the End of Anger: Juvenal’s Sixth Satire,” Washington University Classics Department Colloquium (October 2008).

“Irony, Indignation, and the Progress of Satire in Juvenal’s Third Book,” Washington University Classics Department Colloquium (November 2007); Cornell University Classics Department Colloquium (September 2008); short version at Classical Association of the Middle West and South Annual Meeting, Tucson, AZ (April 2008).

“Tranquility and Domestic Satire in Juvenal’s Fourth Book,” University of Texas-Austin Classics Department Colloquium, (September 2006).

“Reading Extremes: Horace on the Homeric Poems (Epistle 1.2),” American Philological Association Annual Meeting, Montreal (January 2006); Ancient and Modern Narratives, 41st Annual Comparative Literature Conference, California State University-Long Beach (March 2006).

“The Satirist’s Teaching Career: Horace, Sermones 1 and 2,” Tufts University Classics Department Colloquium (October 2005).

“Shaking up Juvenal’s Tranquility,” Satire and Political Dissent in the Ancient World conference, University of Illinois-Urbana (April 2005).

“The Satiric Career as Artful Autobiography in Juvenal,” Literary Careers, Passmore Edwards Symposium, Oxford, UK (September 2004).

“Unraveling Philosophy: Allusion and Program in Juvenal’s Fifth Book,” University of Missouri-Columbia Classical Studies Department Colloquium (November 2003); short version at American Philological Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA (January 2004).

“Making Satire in Juvenal 15,” Yale University Classics Department Colloquium (February 2003).

“Making Satiric History: Horace and Persius Re-read Old Comedy,” American Philological Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA (January 2003).

“Juvenal’s Satires and the Perversion of Theatre,” University of Pennsylvania Classical Studies Department Colloquium (November 2002).

“The Poet Figure and the Myth of Ages in Hesiod and Ovid,” Classical Association of the Middle West and South Annual Meeting, Austin, TX (April 2002).

“Theorizing ‘the Elusive Genre’,” Satiric Traditions: Continuity and Contexts colloquium, Alice Berline Kaplan Center for the Humanities, Northwestern University (May 2001).

“Juvenal’s Votive Tablet, or the Vanity of Human Wishes in Satire 12,” Classical Association of the Middle West and South Annual Meeting, Provo, UT (April 2001).

“How Did the Romans Laugh?” Reed College Latin Forum, Portland, OR (November 1999).

“The Satirist as Dramatist: Juvenal’s Theatrics of Satire,” American Philological Association Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. (December 1998).

“Model Behavior: Roman Satirists on Human Evolution,” American Philological Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL (December 1997).

“Scripts and Slips: Reflections of Women’s Aischrologia in Aristophanes,” Classical  Association of Atlantic States Fall Meeting, Philadelphia, PA (October 1997).

“Satire’s Magical Model: The Bulla in Juvenal 5,” Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, Lexington, KY (April 1997).

Apologia Pro Suo Ventre: Hunger and the Image of the Poet at Horace Satire 1.10.60-61,” Classical Association of Atlantic States Fall Meeting, Easton, PA (October 1996).

“Juvenal the Ventriloquist: Creating the Origins of Satire,” University of Pennsylvania Classical Studies Graduate Colloquium Series (April 1996).

“A Journey to Thessaly: The Novelistic Opening of Apuelius’ Golden Ass,” University of Pennsylvania Classical Studies Graduate Colloquium Series (April 1995).


Other conference or workshop activities:

Leader of Juvenal session at Classical Literature Workshop, Princeton University Department of Classics (April 2015)

Co-organizer, panel on “Authors Meet Critics: Gender and Race in Antiquity in its Reception,” American Philological Association Committee on the Status of Women and Minority Groups, American Philological Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL (January 2014)

Panel respondent, panel on “Invective in Roman Texts of the Late Republic,” Classical Association of the Middle West and South Annual Meeting, Baton Rouge, LA (March 2012).

Panel respondent, panel on “Foundational Rhetoric” at Heartland Graduate Workshop inAncient Studies, University of Missouri-Columbia (September 2011).

Organizing Committee member and Institutional Representative, annual Heartland Graduate Workshop in Ancient Studies (January 2011-2012)

Organizer and presenter, “Satiric Traditions: Continuity and Contexts,” interdisciplinary colloquium, Alice Berline Kaplan Center for the Humanities, Northwestern University (May 2001).

Panel presider at “The Vergilian Century” conference, University of Pennsylvania (November 2000); “Roman Satire” session at Classical Association of the Middle West and South Annual Meeting, Waco, TX (April 2014).

Co-organizer, panel on “Figuring Identity: Personae and Literary Agenda in Roman Satire,” American Philological Association Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. (December 1998).



(With Tim Moore) Washington University Center for the Humanities Reading Group Grant for “Classical Studies and American Identities” Reading Group, 2013-2014.

Margo Tytus Visiting Fellowship, Department of Classics, University of Cincinnati (January-April, 2013)

Washington University Center for the Humanities Faculty Fellowship(August-December, 2012) 

Washington University Faculty Research Grant (Summer 2012)

Loeb Classical Library Foundation Research Grant (2004-2005).

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship, Department of Classics, Northwestern University (2000-2001).

Mellon Dissertation Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania (1998-1999).

Benjamin Franklin Fellowship for graduate study, University of Pennsylvania (1994-1998).

Ingraham Prize for Greek, Wesleyan University (1992).


Professional service and other activities:

American Philological Association Thesaurus Linguae Latinae Committee appointed member (2014-2015)

Classical Association of the Middle West and South Executive Committee elected member (2014-2016)

American Philological Association Committee on the Status of Women and Minority Groups member (2012-2014)

Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies Managing Committee member (2009-2012)

Women’s Classical Caucus Steering Committee elected member (2009-2012)

Catherine C. Keane
Department of Classics
Washington University
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