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

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

‘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. 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 Christopher Stray, Michael Clarke, and Joshua T. Katz, Oxford University Press, 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, Oxford University Press (forthcoming, 2020)

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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.