Individual Faculty Research Profile—David Larmour, Ph.D.

David H. J. Larmour ( , Ph.D. in Classical Philology, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Paul Whitfield Horn Professor of Classics and Graduate Advisor, has particular interests in ancient sports, Plutarch, Greek and Roman satire, narrative theory; and comparative literature. He has published on Euripides, Plutarch, Lucian, Ovid, Juvenal, as well as Nabokov and Dostoyevsky. His book, Stage and Stadium: Drama and Athletics in Ancient Greece was published by Weidmann Press in 1999. He is also the co-author with Aristoula Georgiadou of Lucian's Science Fiction Novel, True Histories (Leiden: Brill, 1998), an interpretation and commentary of that work. He has edited volumes on Foucault's History of Sexuality, Russian Literature and the Classics , and Discourse and Ideology in Nabokov's Prose. A volume called The Sites of Rome: Time, Space, Memory, co-edited with Diana Spencer, appeared from Oxford University Press in 2007. He is currently completing a book on satire and the body, in particular the connections between satire and the Roman arena, and has been doing research on the manuscripts of Lucan in Paris. His recent projects include an article on masculinity and castration in Juvenal 12 and one on Corinna's Poetic Metis. In autumn 2006, he was Honorary Visiting Fellow at University College, London and gave talks on Juvenal at the University of Glasgow, on Nabokov and Orpheus at the University of Bristol, and two public lectures on Nabokov and Roman satire at the University of Budapest. In 2007, he gave talks in Paris and Clermont-Ferrand in France and at the University of Geneva in Switzerland.

Dr. Larmour co-founded (with Paul Allen Miller) the journal INTERTEXTS, which publishes articles of comparative and theoretical reflection. He was editor for 10 years. Since December 2007, he has been the editor of The American Journal of Philology.