Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
M.A., Vanderbilt University
B.A., The College of the City of NewYork
Professor Quinn teaches the full range of topics in Classical Studies, but she focuses on the literature and history of the late Roman Republic and in particular the works of Vergil. She is especially interested in interdisciplinary topics and the reception of the classical corpus in subsequent centuries, including its uses and misuses in modern times. Other areas of interest are gender studies and comparative literature. She has an October 2018 presentation on “Circe at the Center of Vergil’s Aeneid” at the Illinois Classical Conference and was part of an October 2017 panel on the “Quarrel Between Poetry and Philosophy” at the Rocky Mountain MLA, as well as various public lectures on classics topics. Recent courses include “Environment and the Collapse of Civilizations” with a biology professor; “Antigones in Ancient Greece, France, and Africa” with a French professor; and “Tragedy Ancient and Modern” with an English professor. Her teaching includes courses on women and gender in the ancient world, lower and upper division Roman history, literature in translation, and Latin language. She is active in local arts organizations. Publications include Why Vergil? A Collection of Interpretations. Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers (2000) and several articles are in process, including on gender in Vergil’s works and on Hermann Broch’s mid-20th-century novel, The Death of Virgil.