Bard Faculty

Lauren Curtis

Assistant Professor of Classics

Academic Program Affiliation(s): Classical Studies, Experimental Humanities, Foreign Languages, Cultures, and Literatures, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Literature


B.A., M.A., University College, Oxford; Ph.D., Harvard University. Research and teaching interests include Latin poetry, especially Augustan poetry; Latin literature’s engagement with performance, religion, music, and dance; ancient book culture, antiquarianism, and cultural memory; and gender and sexuality in the Greco-Roman world. Professor Curtis’s first book, Imagining the Chorus in Augustan Poetry, was published in 2017 by Cambridge University Press; articles and reviews have appeared in TAPA, Classical Philology, Vergilius, Arethusa, and Classical Review. She has presented papers and organized panels at the Society of Classical Studies annual meetings in San Francisco, New Orleans, and Seattle; at the École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, the Villa Vergiliana at Cuma, Italy, and at the University of Lisbon, among other venues. Fellowships and grants include the Frank Knox Memorial Fellowship (2006–13); the MOISA Research Prize, awarded for best unpublished dissertation in the field of Greek and Roman music (2014); and a Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Study exploratory seminar award (2015–17). She is currently working on Ovid’s exile poetry, as well as an edited volume on the relationship between music and memory in the ancient world. At Bard since 2013.


  • Research Interests: Greek and Latin poetry; ancient performance and musical culture, especially the history of the Greek chorus; ancient book culture, antiquarianism, and cultural memory; gender and sexuality in the Greco-Roman world


Phone: 845-758-7282
Location: Aspinwall
Office: 309