Shadi Bartsch-Zimmer (Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, 1992) is the Helen A. Regenstein Distinguished Service Professor of Classics and the Program in Gender Studies. She is the author of Decoding the Ancient Novel: The Reader and the Role of Description in Heliodorus and Achilles Tatius (Princeton, 1989), Actors in the Audience: Theatricality and Doublespeak from Nero to Hadrian (Cambridge MA, 1994), Ideology in Cold Blood: A Reading of Lucan’s Civil War (Cambridge MA, 1998) and, most recently, The Mirror of the Self: Sexuality, Self-Knowledge, and the Gaze in the Early Roman Empire (Chicago, 2006). She has also edited volumes on the history of rhetoric, Eros, ekphrasis, and Seneca. Her teaching is primarily devoted to Roman literature and culture, and her current research addresses critical terms for the study of Classics and the satirist Persius. She has received both the Quantrell Teaching Award and a Faculty Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching.
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- Spring 2012: Distinguished Visiting Scholar, University of St Andrews, Scotland
- Fall 2011: Keynote Speaker, Humanities Day, University of Chicago
- Summer 2009: Commencement Speaker, University of Chicago
- Summer 2009: Distinguished Visiting Fellow, National Science Foundation, Taipei
- 2008: Sorum Guest Professor, Union College
- 2007–2008: Fellow, Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
- Summer 2007: Distinguished Visiting Fellow, National Science Foundation, Taipei
- 2007: Gray Lectures, University of Cambridge
- 2006: Faculty Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching, University of Chicago
- 2004–2005: Fellow, Franke Institute for the Humanities, University of Chicago
- 2001: President’s Lecturer, Searle Center for Teaching, Northwestern University
- 2000: Prentice Lecturer, Princeton University
- 2000: Roberts Lecturer, Dickinson College
- 2000: Llewellyn John and Harriet Manchester Quantrell Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching
- 2000: Benefactor’s Fund Lecturer, Dartmouth College
- 2000: Jackson Knight Lecturer, University of Exeter
- 1999–2000: Fellow, American Council of Learned Societies
- 1998: George B. Walsh Memorial Lecturer, University of Chicago
- 1995–1996: Fellow, Humanities Research Foundation, University of California, Berkeley
- 1990: Honorary P.S. Allen Junior Research Fellow, Corpus Christi College, Oxford
- 1990: Richardson Latin Prize, University of California, Berkeley
- 1989–1991: Berkeley Fellow, University of California, Berkeley
- 1987–1989: Mellon Fellow in the Humanities, Harvard University
- Persius: Satirist, Philosopher, Physician. Forthcoming from the University of Chicago Press.
- The Mirror of the Self: Sexuality, Self-Knowledge, and the Gaze in the Early Roman Empire. The University of Chicago Press, 2006.
- Ideology in Cold Blood: A Reading of Lucan’s Civil War. Harvard University Press. 1998.
- Actors in the Audience: Theatricality and Doublespeak from Nero to Hadrian. Harvard University Press. 1994.
- Decoding the Ancient Novel: The Reader and the Role of Description in Heliodorus and Achilles Tatius. Princeton University Press. 1989.
- Cambridge Companion to the Age of Nero, co-edited with K. Freudenburg and C. Littlewood. Forthcoming from Cambridge University Press.
- Cambridge Companion to Seneca, co-edited with A. Schiesaro. Forthcoming from Cambridge University Press.
- The Western Classics in Modern China. With Yiqun Zhou. In progress; to be submitted to the University of Chicago Press.
- Seneca and the Self, co-edited with David Wray. The University of Chicago Press. 2009.
- Ekphrasis, co-edited with Jaś Elsner. Special issue of Classical Philology 102 (2007).
- Erotikon: Essays on Eros, Ancient and Modern, co-edited with Thomas Bartscherer. The University of Chicago Press. 2005.
- Oxford Encyclopedia of Rhetoric, co-edited with Thomas Sloane (editor-in-chief), Heinrich Plett, and Thomas Farrell. Oxford University Press. 2001.
The Complete Works of Lucius Annaeus Seneca, translated into English. The University of Chicago Press. With M. Nussbaum and E. Asmis. 2004–2011.
Volumes edited by Bartsch:
- Volume 1: Thyestes, Oedipus, Hercules Furens, Hercules Oetaeus, Agamemnon. Tr. Shadi Bartsch, Susanna Braund, David Konstan, et al. Ed. Shadi Bartsch. In progress.
- Volume 2: Medea, Phaedra, Octavia, Troades, Phoenissae. Tr. Shadi Bartsch, Susanna Braund, et al. Ed. Shadi Bartsch. In progress.
- Volume 3. Naturales Quaestiones. Tr. Harry Hine. Ed. Shadi Bartsch. 2009.
- “Vergil through a Glass Darkly: Fulgentius’ Continentia Virgiliana.” In progress.
- “Classics and Reaction: Modern China Confronts the Ancient West.” Forthcoming in S. Bartsch and Y. Yiqun, eds, The Western Classics in Modern China.
- “Roman Rhetoric and Stoic Philosophy,” in the Oxford Handbook of Rhetorical Studies, ed. M. MacDonald. Oxford University Press. Forthcoming in 2013.
- “Persius, Juvenal, and Stoicism,” in The Cambridge Companion to Persius and Juvenal, ed. S. Braund and J. Osgood. Cambridge University Press. 2012.
- “Persius’ Socrates and the Failure of Pedagogy,” in The Philosophizing Muse: The Influence of Greek Philosophy on Roman Poetry, ed. D. Konstan and M. Garani. Cambridge University Press. 2012.
- “Classical Poetics,” in the Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics (4th ed.), ed. R. Greene. Princeton University Press. 2012.
- Entries on “the human body” “ekphrasis,” “art,” “clementia,” “golden line,” “theater” and “liminality” for the Virgil Encyclopedia, eds. R. Thomas and J. Ziolkowski. 2012.
- “Praise and Doublespeak: Tacitus’ Dialogus,” in Oxford Readings in Tacitus, ed. Rhiannon Ash. Forthcoming from Oxford University Press. Updated reprint of chapter 4 of Actors in the Audience (Harvard, 1994). 2012.
- “Ethical Judgment and Narratorial Apostrophe,” in Götter und menschliche Willensfreiheit von Lucan bis Silius Italicus, Zetemata vol. 142, 87-98. Ed. by Thomas Baier. 2012.
- “The Art of Sincerity: Pliny’s Panegyricus,” in Oxford Readings in Latin Panegyric, ed. R. Rees. Reprinted from chapter 5 of Actors in the Audience (Harvard, 1994). Oxford University Press. 2012.
- “Lucan and Historical Bias.” To be published in the series Études from Editions Ausonius, series editor François Lissarague. 2010.
- “Lucan the Historian.” In the Brill Companion to Lucan, ed. Paolo Asso. 2010.
- “Senecan Tragedy.” Series introduction, The Complete Works of Lucius Annaeus Seneca. 2009.
- “Introduction: Perspectives on Seneca.” In Seneca and the Self, edd. Shadi Bartsch and David Wray. 2009.
- “Senecan Metaphors and Stoic Self-Instruction.” In Seneca and the Self, edd. Shadi Bartsch and David Wray. 2009.
- “Introduction: Eight Ways of Looking at an Ekphrasis.” With Jaś Elsner. In Essays on Ekphrasis, edd. Shadi Bartsch and Jaś Elsner. Special issue of Classical Philology, 102 (2007) i–vi.
- “Wait a Moment, phantasia: Ekphrastic Interference in Seneca and Epictetus.” In Essays on Ekphrasis, edd. Shadi Bartsch and Jaś Elsner. Special issue of Classical Philology, 102 (2007) 83–95.
- “Desire and Disruption in the History of Eros.” With Thomas Bartscherer. In Erotikon: Essays on Eros, Ancient and Modern, 1–15. University of Chicago Press. 2005.
- “Eros and the Roman Philosopher.” In Erotikon: Essays on Eros, Ancient and Modern, 59–83. University of Chicago Press. 2005.
- “Lucan.” In John Foley, ed. The Blackwell Companion to Ancient Epic, 492–502. Oxford, U.K. 2005.
- “Author and Narrative in the Roman Novel.” In Tim Whitmarsh, ed. The Cambridge Companion to the Roman Novel. Cambridge. UK. 2005.
- “Martial.” Introduction to James Mitchie, trans. The Epigrams of Martial, xi–xviii. New York. 2002.
- “Panegyric,” in the Oxford Encyclopedia of Rhetoric, 549–551. Oxford. 2001.
- “The Self as Audience: Paradoxes of Identity in Imperial Rome,” in Pegasus 44 (2001): 4–12.
- “The Philosopher as Narcissus: Knowing Oneself in Classical Antiquity,” in Robert S. Nelson, ed. Seeing as Others Saw: Visuality Before and Beyond the Renaissance, pp. 70–97. Cambridge University Press. Cambridge, UK. 2000.
- “Ars and the Man: The Politics of Art in Vergil’s Aeneid,” Classical Philology 93 (1998): 322–42.
- “Author, Reader, and the Interpretive Game in Heliodorus’ Aethiopica and Achilles Tatius’ Leucippe and Clitophon,” in edd. J. Tatum and G. Vernazza, The Ancient Novel: Classical Paradigms and Modern Perspectives, 71–72. Hanover, N.H. 1990.
- R. Taylor, The Moral Mirror of Roman Art. Classical Philology 105 (2010).
- C. Gere, Knossos and the Prophets of Modernism. In The New Republic, 24 February 2010.
- A.J. Boyle, ed. Octavia, attributed to Seneca, an English translation. London Review of Books, Vol. 31 No. 4, 26 February 2009.
- A. Duncan, Performance and Identity in the Classical World, in Classical Review 58 (2008): 30–32.
- “The Spectacle of Death.” Review article on C. Edwards, Death in Ancient Rome, and E. Wilson, The Death of Socrates, in The London Review of Books. Nov. 15, 2007, pp. 1–6.
- H. Morales, Vision and Narrative in Achilles Tatius’ Leucippe and Clitophon, in Classical Philology 101 (2006), 299–302.
- P. Toohey, Melancholy, Love, and Time: Boundaries of the Self in Ancient Literature, in Classical Review 55 (2005), 498–499.
- D. Fredrick, ed. The Roman Gaze: Vision, Power, and the Body, in Classical Review 55 (2005), 672–675.
- M. C. J. Putnam, Vergil’s Epic Designs, in Classical Review 50 (2000), 47–48.
- W. J. Slater, ed. Roman Theater and Society, in Phoenix 53 (1999), 152–55.
- J. Kastely, Rethinking the Rhetorical Tradition: From Plato to Postmodernism, in Classical Philology 94 (1999), 227–34.
- G. Kennedy, New History of Classical Rhetoric, in Style 32 (1998), 508–512.
- V. Rudich, Dissidence and Literature under Nero: The Price of Rhetoricization, in the Times Literary Supplement (March 27, 1998), 28.
- J. Elsner and J. Masters, edd. Reflections of Nero, in Medievalia & Humanistica 26 (1995), 240–48.
- B. P. Reardon, The Form of Greek Romance, in American Journal of Philology 113 (1992), 644–48.
- Intermediate Latin
- The History of Rhetoric
- Roman Comedy
- Greek Thought and Literature
- The Roman Novel