Friday, November 18, 2005

W. Ralph Johnson

University of Chicago Department of Classics: "W. Ralph Johnson

John Matthews Manly Distinguished Service Professor of Classics and Comparative Studies, Emeritus,
University of Chicago
l050 E 59th St, Chicago IL 60637


B.A. Latin, 1961, UC, Berkeley
M.M. Latin, 1963, UCB
Ph.D. Classics, 1967, UCB


Assistant Prof. Classics, UC Berkeley, 1966-72
Associate Prof. Classics and Comp. Lit, UCB, 1972-4
Associate Prof. and Prof. Classics, Cornell University, 1974-81
Professor of Classics and Comp. Lit., University of Chicago,
l981-98 (Manly Prof. since 1989)
Emeritus, 1998

Awards & Honors

Distinguished Teaching Award, UC Berkeley 1971
Board of Directors, American Philological Association, 1981-84
Chair of Classics, UChicago, 1983-88
Christian Gauss Award for Literary Criticism, Phi Beta Kappa, 1983
The Martin Lectures in Classics at Oberlin, 1984-5
The Townsend Lectures in Classics at Cornell, 1988-89
Committee on Goodwin Award, APA, 1989-91
Committee on American Journal of Philology Award, 1997-2000
Visiting Prof., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Winter 2001
Visiting Prof. UCLA, Spring 2002
Scheduled for Spring 2004, The Biggs Lectures (on Propertius and Augustan Poetry), Washington University, St. Louis


Luxuriance and Economy: Cicero and the Alien Style (University of California Press, 1971)

Darkness Visible: A Study of Vergil's Aeneid (UC Press, l976)

The Idea of Lyric (UC Press, l982);

Momentary Monsters: Lucan and his Heroes (Cornell, l987)

Horace and the Dialectics of Freedom (Cornell, 1993)

Lucretius and the Modern World (Duckworth 2000)

Recent Articles

Imaginary Romans: Virgil and the Illusions of National Identity,' in Poets and Critics Read Virgil, ed. S. Spence, Yale (2001)

'A Secret Garden in Georgics 4,' in Vergil, Philodemus and the Augustans, ed. Skinner and Johnston, U Texas Press (2003)

'Robert Lowell's American Aeneas,' in Festschrift for M. Putnam, ed.S. Spence, Materiali e discussioni (2004)

'Small Wonders: Martial, Book 14,' Festschrift for W. S. Anderson, ed. W. Batstone and G. Tissol, 2004