Alexander Beecroft, Associate Professor in Classics and Comparative Literature University of South Carolina, will lecture on "Literary Ecology and Literary Form" at 5:00 pm on Thursday, February 6, in 210-214 McKenna. A reception will follow.
Alex Beecroft teaches courses in Greek and Latin language and literature, ancient civilizations, literary theory (ancient and modern) and the theory and practice of world literature. His major areas of research interest are in the literatures of Ancient Greece and Rome, pre-Tang Chinese literature, as well as current debates about world literature. His work has been published in journals ranging from the Transactions of the American Philological Association to Early Medieval China to the New Left Review, and he has been invited to present his work in Europe and in China, as well as across North America. His first book, Authorship and Cultural Identity in Early Greece and China: Patterns of Literary Circulation was published by Cambridge University Press in 2010. He was the winner of a Morse Junior Faculty Fellowship in the Humanities in 2006-07, while teaching Comparative Literature at Yale University, and was the recipient of a Charles A. Ryskamp Research Fellowship in the Humanities from the American Council of Learned Societies for the 2011-12 academic year for work on his next book project, An Ecology of Verbal Art: Literature and its Worlds, from Local to Global.