Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Classics
director of graduate studies, classics
217 Milbank Hall
Office hours: Wednesday 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Ancient literary criticism and literary theory
Greek drama and oratory
Performance and the body
Nancy Worman's research focuses on style and the body in performance in classical Greek drama and oratory, as well as ancient literary criticism and theory. She has published books and articles on these topics, including most recently Landscape and the Spaces of Metaphor in Ancient Literary Theory and Criticism (Cambridge 2015), which treats the landscaping of ancient literary aesthetics. Two current projects are on embodiment in Greek tragedy and Virginia Woolf's;s gendering of Greek tragic style, both of which she is presently pursuing as a Fellow at the Cornell University Society for the Humanities.
Professor Worman joined the faculty of Barnard in 1996, having received her BA from Barnard and PhD from Princeton. Professor Worman is affiliated with the Program in Comparative Literature and the Department of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies. She teaches courses in Classics and Comparative Literature such as The Classical Tradition, Ancient Literary Criticism, and Tragic Bodies, as well as Greek language courses.
Landscape and the Spaces of Metaphor in Ancient Literary Theory and Criticism.
Cambridge University Press (2015).
Place, Space, and Landscape in Ancient Greek Literature and Culture, ed.
K. Gilhuly and N. Worman. Cambridge University Press (2014).
Abusive Mouths in Classical Athens. Cambridge University Press (2008).
The Cast of Character: Style in Greek Literature. University of Texas Press
"Euripides, Aristophanes, and Sophistic Style." In The Blackwell Companion to
Euripides, ed. L. McClure (Blackwell, 2017), 517-32.
"What Is 'Greek Sex' For?" In Ancient Sex: New Essays, ed. R. Blondell
and K. Ormand (Ohio State University Press, 2015), 208-30.
"The Aesthetics of Ancient Landscapes." In A Companion to Ancient Aesthetics,
Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World, ed. P. Destrée and P. Murray (Blackwell, 2015), 291-306.