Craig Russell

Education: B.A., Classics, University of Oregon, 2003; M.A., Classics, UCLA, 2006; C. Phil., UCLA, 2011
Awards and Honors: Livingston Fellowship, 2010-2011; Andrew Mellon Fellowship, 2011
Activities and Service: Respondent, UCLA Graduate Conference, 2010; “Boy Interrupted: Liminalities of Gender and Genre in Statius’s Achilleid and Silvae 3.4,” APA Annual Meeting, January 2011; UCLA Graduate Student Representative, 2010-2011; UCLA Classics Department Teaching Assistant Coordinator, 2011-2012.
Research Interests: I have wide-ranging interests in Archaic and Classical Greek literature, especially Greek (and Roman) epic, and Narrative Theory. The primary focus of my current research is Homer. Along the lines of work that has been done applying narrative theory to the Iliad and Odyssey, I am interested in places where the poems use character narration to suggest alternative, potential, or imaginary storylines that stand in opposition to the main storyline. In doing this, I engage with the orality of early epic and the multiplicity of potential versions of texts that is tied to orality.
Dissertation: “Homer’s Possible Worlds” (working title); Alex Purves, Kathryn Morgan, Mario Telò, Joseph Nagy