Owen Goslin received his B.A. in Classical Studies from the University of Chicago, and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles with a dissertation on the narrative and political significance of pity in Euripidean drama. Before joining the department in the fall of 2008, he held teaching appointments at UCLA (2006-7) and Wellesley College (2007-8). In spring of 2011 he held a faculty fellowship at UNC’s Institute for the Arts and Humanities.
His primary research interests are in Greek poetry, particularly tragedy. Recent publications include an article on Hesiod’s Theogony (“Hesiod’s Typhonomachy and the Ordering of Sound,” TAPA 140.2), a chapter on Euripides’ Children of Heracles for the forthcoming Blackwell Companion to Euripides, and reviews for Classical Journal and New England Classical Journal. He is currently writing a monograph on suppliants and the rhetoric of pity in Euripides (Euripides’ Theater of Pity and Power). Other projects include articles on the dialectic of freedom in Children of Heracles; on the theme of fatherhood and succession (and its political significance) in Sophocles’ Oedipus at Colonus; and on the significance of athletic discourse in Euripides’ Trojan Women.
At UNC he has offered classical civilization courses on Ancient Athletics (CLAS 263), and the Age of Pericles (CLAS 253); and courses at all levels of Greek, including Beginning Greek (GREK 101), Introduction to Homer (GREK 221), Advanced Greek: Sophocles (GREK 222), Greek Prose: Herodotus (GREK 351), the graduate survey of fifth-century literature (GREK 509), and a graduate course on Euripides (GREK 755). Courses scheduled for 2012-13 include Beginning Greek (GREK 101-102), Greek prose composition (GREK 507), and Advanced Greek: Sophocles (GREK 222).