Calkins, Renee

Senior Teaching Faculty
Ancient & Modern Languages, Literatures, & Cultures


  • PhD, University of California, Los Angeles
  • MA, University of California, Los Angeles

Courses Taught

  • Classic 170: Classical Mythology
  • Classic 201: Introduction to Greek Life and Literature
  • Classic 301: Herodotus and the Dramatists
  • Classic 302: War and Politics in Ancient Greece
  • Classic 351: Ancient Greek Religion
  • Greek 501: Readings in Classical Greek Prose: Herodotus
  • Greek 502: Readings in Classical Greek Poetry: Homer
  • Latin 306: Readings in Latin Literature: Ovid
  • Latin 502: Readings in Latin Poetry: Satire

Teaching Interests

Ancient Greek language and culture, mythology

Research Interests

Archaic Greek poetry, Greek archaeology and social memory in the ancient Greek world, Greek historiography

Other Relevant Activities

  • 2017-18: Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholars Program
  • 2014: NEH Summer Institute: Mortality: Facing Death in Ancient Greece
  • 2009: Ohio State University Summer Epigraphy Seminar
  • 2007: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Summer Session II member
  • 2003-06: Graduate Research Fellow for the Roman Forum Project, UCLA Experiential Technologies Center

Book Reviews

Posamentir, Richard. The Polychrome Grave Stelai from the Early Hellenistic Necropolis (Chersonesan Studies 1). University of Texas Press, Austin 2011. In American Journal of Archaeology/Online Reviews (January, 2012).

Taplin, O. (ed., trans.), J. Billings (ed.). Aeschylus: The Oresteia. The Texts of the Plays, Ancient Backgrounds and Responses, Criticism. New York and London: W.W. Norton & Company, 2018. In The Classical Review (published online: October, 2018).