Melissa Funke

Melissa Funke Title: Assistant Professor
Office: 4G08
Building: Graham Hall

BA Classics and English Literature, University of Winnipeg
MA University of British Columbia
PhD University of Washington
Mellon School of Theater and Performance Research, Harvard University, Spring 2015

Research Interests:
Greek tragic fragments, gender and sexuality in antiquity, Greek literature of the Roman Empire, Greek colour terminology


2019. "A Script for a Sixth-Century Mime (P.Oxy. LXXIX 5189)." GRBS 59.3.

2018. “Colour Blind: The Use of Greek Colour Terminology in Cultural Linguistics in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries.” In The Classics and Early Anthropology: A Companion in Classical Reception, edited by E. Varto, pp. 255–76. Leiden: Brill.

2016. “The Menandrian World of Alciphron’s Letters.” In Athenian Comedy in the Roman Empire, edited by C.W. Marshall and Tom Hawkins. London: Bloomsbury.

2012. “The Construction of Female Sexuality in Alciphron and Longus.” In Narrating Desire: Eros, Sex, and Gender in the Ancient Novel, edited by M. Pinheiro, M. Skinner, and F. Zeitlin, pp. 181-95. Berlin: De Gruyter.