Roman Aqueduct

Dr. Emily Rush

Dr. Emily Rush

Dr. Emily Rush
Visiting Assistant Professor

EDUCATION

  • University of California, Los Angeles, Ph.D. 2012, Classics.
    Dissertation: “Writing Gems: Ekphrastic Description and Precious Stones in Hellenistic Epigrams and Later Greek Prose.” Committee: John Papadopoulos and Mario Teló (co-chairs), David Blank, Jim Porter
  • University of California, Los Angeles, C.Phil. June 2010, Classics.
    Qualifying Paper: “Erotic Magic and Inversion in Sophocles’ Trachiniae.” Supervisor: Alex Purves
  • American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Regular Member. September 2007-May 2008.
  • University of California, Los Angeles, M.A. June 2006, Classics.
    Paper: “Between Text and Image: Intertextuality and the Ransom of Hektor.” Supervisors: Sarah Morris and Alex Purves
  • University of Chicago, M.A. December 2001, Art History.
  • University of St. Thomas, B.A. December 1999, Art History, Classical Languages. Summa cum laude.

TEACHING AND RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Greek literature and material culture
  • Ancient Magic
  • The Ancient Novel

RESEARCH

  • “Erotic Magic and Inversion in Sophocles’ Trachiniae” (under submission).
  • “A Gendered Genre?: Embedded Letters and Erotic Identity in Leucippe and Clitophon” (in progress).

Papers and Presentations

  • “Gems, Gender, and the Commoditization of Women of Women in Posidippus’ Lithika.” CAMWS Baton Rouge, LA. March 28-31, 2012.
  • “Posidippus’ Serpentine Strategies in AB 15.” American Philological Association, Philadelphia. January 2012.
  • “Seeing Texts and Describing Stones: Ekphrastic Description and Precious Gems in Hellenistic Epigrams.” Word and Image University of St. Thomas Art History Graduate Symposium. Nov. 4-5, 2010.
  • “Polished to Perfection: Ekphrastic Description and Allusion in Heliodorus’Aethiopika.” CAPN/CACW Seattle. March 12-13, 2010.
  • “Faceting Gender: Descriptions of Gems in Hellenistic Epigrams and the Greek Novel.” Thinking Gender Conference. UCLA. February 5, 2010.
  • “A Gendered Genre? Epistolary Desire and Erotic Identity in Achilles Tatius’ Leucippe and Cleitophon.” Epistulae Signum: Correspondence in Life and Literature Hosted by UVA. March 14, 2009.
  • “Between Text and Image: Intertextuality and the Ransom of Hektor.” Homer and His Worlds: a Graduate Conference hosted by New York University. March 24, 2007
  • “Erotic Magic and Inversion in Sophocles’ Trachiniae.” American Philological Association, Montreal. January 2006.

HONORS AND FELLOWSHIPS

  • Edward A. Dickson History of Art Fellowship, UCLA, 2011-12.
  • Lenart Graduate Travel Fellowship, UCLA, 2010-11.
  • Quality of Graduate Education Grant, UCLA, Summer 2009, Summer 2006.
  • Eugene V. Cota Robles Research Mentorship, UCLA, 2008-2009 (dir. Mario Teló).
  • Bert Hodge Hill Fellowship, American School of Classical Studies at Athens, 2007-2008.
  • Women’s Classical Caucus Award for Best Graduate Student Presentation, APA San Diego, January 2007.
  • Summer Research Mentorship Grant, UCLA, 2005 (dir. Alex Purves).
  • Quality of Graduate Education Grant, UCLA, for the Goethe Language Institute, Munich, Summer 2005.
  • Eugene V. Cota Robles Fellowship, UCLA, 2004-2005.
  • Century Scholarship, University of Chicago, 2000-2001.
  • Outstanding Research and Scholarship Award, Art History, University of St. Thomas 1998-1999.

FIELDWORK

  • Trench Supervisor. Corinth, American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Spring 2008. Volunteer. Poggio Civitate Archaeological Excavations, Summer 2003.