Margaret Williamson

Academic Appointments
  • Associate Professor Emerita of Classics

  • Associate Professor Emerita of Comparative Literature


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Classical Studies, Comparative Literature, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies


  • B.A., M.A. University of Cambridge
  • M.A. University of Toronto
  • University College, London
  • Kings College, London
  • Ph.D. University of London

Selected Publications

  • Sappho’s Immortal Daughters, Harvard University Press, 1995.

  • ‘Sappho and the Other Woman’, in Re-reading Sappho, E. Greene (ed.), 1996.

  • ‘Eros the Blacksmith’, in Thinking Men: Masculinity and its Self Representation in the Classical Tradition, eds L. Foxhall and J. B. Salmon, 1998.

  • The Sacred and the Feminine in Ancient Greece, ed. with S. Blundell, 1998

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Works In Progress

  • Creole Classics, a book on the cultural politics of classical learning in eighteenth to nineteenth century Jamaica, with particular reference to the naming of enslaved people.

  • The Jamaican Slave Names Project, an online database created through a Digital Humanities Summer Residency at Dartmouth College, 2016.