Centre College Faculty

James V. Morrison

James V. Morrison

• H.W. Stodghill, Jr. and Adele H. Stodghill Professor of Classics
• Chair of Classical Studies Program

Phone: 859-238-5259
E-mail: morrison@centre.edu
Office: Crounse Hall—444

James V. Morrison is the Stodghill Professor of Classics at Centre. He received his B.A. from Oberlin College (1979), M.A. from the University of Washington (1984), and his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan (1988). He teaches Greek and Latin language and literature, courses in ancient history, mythology, comedy and satire, and the first-year humanities sequence. He has led student trips to Greece (2000, 2011) and to Italy (2003).

He has written three books previously: Homeric Misdirection: False Predictions in the Iliad (1992), A Companion to Homer’s Odyssey (2003), and Reading Thucydides (2006), as well as articles on Ovid, the New Testament, and Caribbean Literature. A fourth book, Shipwreck and Transformation in Homer, Shakespeare, Defoe, and the Modern World should appear in 2013. His next project concerns ancient and modern comedy and satire.


File last updated: 5/2/13