College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Emma J. Scioli

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - Classics
Associate Professor
Primary office:
785-864-2546
Wescoe Hall
Room 1033
University of Kansas
1445 Jayhawk Blvd.


Education

Ph.D., Classics, University of California, Los Angeles

M.A., Classics, University of California, Los Angeles

Post-baccalaureate Program, Classics, University of Pennsylvania

B.A., Italian, Connecticut College

Teaching Interests

  • Latin Literature
  • Latin Language
  • Roman Visual Culture
  • Dreams in Antiquity
  • Greece and Rome in Film

Research Interests

  • Latin Literature
  • Roman Art
  • Dreams in Antiquity
  • Greece and Rome in Film

Selected Presentations

Scioli, E. . (03/16/2016). Fantasies of Materiality in Letters and Dreams. Department of Comparative Literature, University of Haifa, Israel. Haifa, Israel

Scioli, E. . (03/15/2016). The Nexus of Dream and image in Roman Elegy and Visual Art. Forum on Ancient Studies, University of Haifa, Israel. Haifa, Israel

Scioli, E. . (11/30/2015). Endurance and Evanescence: Orphic Journeys to Ancient Rome in Rossellini’s Journey to Italy (1954) and Fellini’s Roma (1972) . Film and History. Madison, WI

Selected Awards & Honors

Vice Chancellor for Research Book Award
Hall Center for the Humanities
2015

Subvention Grant from the Lucy Shoe Meritt Publication Fund of the American Academy in Rome for the Publication Sub Imagine Somni: Nighttime Phenomena in Greco-Roman Culture, 2005 [Euro 2,000].
American Academy in Rome
2005

Emma Scioli, Associate Professor of Classics, has a BA in Italian from Connecticut College (1993), and an MA and PhD (2005) from UCLA. She was an instructor at the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studiers in Rome in 2001-2002, and held a two-year Kress Fellowship at the American Academy in Rome (2003-2005). She teaches Latin at all levels in addition to courses on Roman civilization and literature in translation. Professor Scioli's research interests include Latin poetry, dreams and sleep in antiquity, and Roman art. Her book Dream, Fantasy, and Visual Art in Roman Elegy was published in 2015 (Wisconsin Studies in Classics). Her article on women's dreams in Latin epic poetry appeared in TAPA (May 2010). She also co-edited a volume of papers from an international conference entitled Sub Imagine Somni: Nighttime Phenomena in Greco-Roman Culture (Edizioni ETS: Pisa, 2010).

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