Margaret Williamson

Academic Appointments

Associate Professor Emerita of Classics
Associate Professor Emerita of Comparative Literature

Curriculum Vitae
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Reed Hall
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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

The Sacred and the Feminine in Ancient Greece , with S. Blundell, (1998).

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

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

Sappho’s Immortal Daughters , (1995).

‘The Mirror-Shield of Knowledge:  a Classicist in the West Indies in 1825’, in M. Bradley, ed.  Classics and Imperialism in the British Empire, Oxford University Press, 2010

'Africa or Old Rome? Jamaican Slave Naming Revisited', in Slavery and Abolition vol. 38 no.1, 2017 

'Slave Names and Naming in the Anglophone Atlantic.' In Oxford Bibliographies in Atlantic History. Ed. Trevor Burnard. New York: Oxford University Press, 2018.

'Dictionaries as translations: English in the Lexicon', in Liddell and Scott: the history, methodology and languages of the world's leading lexicon of ancient Greek, eds N. Clarke, J.A. Katz, C. Stray, Oxford University Press (forthcoming, September 2019)

'"Nero, the mustard!" The ironies of classical slave names in the British Atlantic,' in Classicisms in the Black Atlantic, eds  A. Lecznar, H. Morse and I. Moyer.  New York: Oxford University Press (forthcoming)

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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 under construction in partnership with the Dartmouth Library's Digital Humanities Summer Residency 2016.