Joel Christensen

Book Club | April 2020: Barker/Christensen Homer’s Thebes

"The city of Thebes has always been of interest to scholars working within mythographical and literary traditions, precisely because its presence looms large in our corpus of extant textual and especially non-textual sources. Looming even larger is the absence of a monumental epic to encapsulate its story in the manner that the Iliad and Odyssey do for the Troy story." Our Book Club readings are from Homer's Thebes: Epic Rivalries… Read more

Online Open House | Homer’s Thebes: Epic Rivalries and the Appropriation of Mythical Pasts, with Joel Christensen and Elton T. E. Barker

We were excited to welcome Joel Christensen for an Online Open House. The title of the discussion is “Homer’s Thebes: Epic Rivalries and the Appropriation of Mythical Pasts,” based on his research and collaboration with Elton T. E. Barker. The discussion took place on Friday, March 6 at 11:00 a.m. EST, and was recorded. Read more

Video—CHS Open House: ‘Epos and Eris: Composition, Competition and the ‘Domestication’ of Strife’ with Joel Christensen

We are pleased to welcome back Joel Christensen (University of Texas, San Antonio) for our next CHS Open House discussion, on Thursday, October 22 at 11 a.m. EDT, when we will be talking about 'Epos and Eris: Composition, Competition and the ‘Domestication’ of Strife' which was originally given as a keynote talk at the 2015 Heartland Graduate Workshop in Ancient Studies. He will be examining their interrelationship specifically in Homeric… Read more