Open House | Epic Narrative and Toxic Heroism, with Joel Christensen

We were excited to welcome Joel Christensen for an Open House entitled “Epic Narrative and Toxic Heroism.” The event took place on Friday, May 13 at 12:00 p.m. EDT and was recorded.

To get ready for the event you might like to read:

The Last Mythic Hero

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Joel Christensen

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Joel Christensen is Associate Professor and Chair in the Department of Classical Studies at Brandeis University. He taught previously at the University of Texas at San Antonio (2007-2016). He received his BA and MA from Brandeis (’01) in Classics and English and his PhD in Classics from New York University (2007) where he also received an Advanced Certificate in Poetics and Theory.

Professor Christensen has been a Fellow at the Center for Hellenic Studies (2013) and has received the Society for Classical Studies’ Award for Excellence in Teaching at the Collegiate Level (2013). In addition to articles on language, myth and literature in the Homeric epics, he has published A Beginner’s Guide to Homer (One World, 2013) and also Homer’s Thebes (CHS, 2019) with Elton T. E. Barker as well as A Commentary on the Homeric Battle of Frogs and Mice (Bloomsbury, 2018) with Erik Robinson. In 2020, he  published The Many-Minded Man: the Odyssey, Psychology, and the Therapy of Epic with Cornell University Press.