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Anthony Philip Corbeill

Humanities -
Professor
Director of Graduate Studies
Primary office:
Wescoe Hall, 1035
University of Kansas
1445 Jayhawk Blvd.


Summary

Education

Ph.D., Classics, University of California, Berkeley
M.A., Greek Literature, University of California, Berkeley
A.B., Classics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Research

Selected Grants

Humanities Research Fellowship. Hall Center. (4/30/2010). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
General Research Fund Award. Summer Research Awards (General Research Fund, University of Kansas). (12/31/2008). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
Friedrich Solmsen Fellowship. Institute for Research in the Humanities, University of Wisconsin (Madison). (1/1/2005 - 12/31/2006). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
General Research Fund Award. Summer Research Awards (General Research Fund, University of Kansas). (12/31/2002). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
Big XII Fellowship. (10/17/2001 - 10/24/2001). Not-for-Profit (not Foundation). Status: Funded. To visit UT, Austin
Collaborative Faculty Research Grant. Getty Foundation. (1/1/1998 - 12/31/1999). Foundation. Status: Not Funded. With John R. Clarke (History of Art, UT-Austin) and Natalie B. Kampen (History of Art, Barnard). Rejected.
Humanities Research Fellowship. University of Kansas. Hall Center. (12/31/1998). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded. One-semester leave to complete two chapters of a book on gesture in ancient Rome
Faculty Development Fund. University of Kansas. $900.00. (8/31/1998). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded. To participate in archeological excavations in Morgantina (Sicily)
General Research Fund Award. Summer Research Awards (General Research Fund, University of Kansas). (12/31/1998). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
Humanities Faculty Travel Grant. Hall Center. (6/30/1997). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded. To Nîmes, France and Rome, Italy
General Research Fund Award. Summer Research Awards (General Research Fund, University of Kansas). (1/1/1993 - 12/31/1996). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
Rome Prize, NEH Postdoctoral Fellow in Classical Studies. (1/1/1994 - 12/31/1995). Federal. Status: Funded. Provides eight months of research at the American Academy in Rome (Rome, Italy)
Nominee, NEH Summer Stipend. (8/31/1994). Federal. Status: Not Funded. One of two faculty members nominated by the University of Kansas
Faculty Development Fund. University of Kansas. $500.00. (12/31/1993). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded. To attend conference on Greek and Latin lexicography at UC-Irvine
New Faculty Research Award. University of Kansas. (8/31/1992). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded

Selected Awards & Honors

Blegen Research Professor
Vassar College
Department of Greek and Roman Studies
2014 - 2015
Hall Center Humanities Research Fellowship
2010
Humanities Lecture Series
University of Kansas
2009
Center for Teaching Excellence Award (undergraduate; graduate)
2009
John P. Sullivan Lecture
UC, Santa Barbara
2007
Arthur Stocker Lecture
University of Virginia
2007
T.R.S. Broughton Memorial Lecture
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
2006
Friedrich Solmsen Fellowship
Institute for Research in the Humanities, University of Wisconsin (Madison)
2005 - 2006
Kemper Award for Excellence in Teaching and Advising
University of Kansas
2004
Haines-Morris Distinguished Lecture
University of Tennessee
2003
Big XII Fellowship
2001
Center for Teaching Excellence Award (undergraduate; graduate)
2001
James Seaver Lecturer on Continuing Issues in Western Civilization
1999
Sabbatical Leave
University of Kansas
1999
Hall Center Humanities Research Fellowship
1998
Center for Teaching Excellence Award (undergraduate; graduate)
1998
Outstanding Academic Book of 1997 (Choice)
1998
Rome Prize
NEH Postdoctoral Fellow in Classical Studies
1995
American Philological Association Fellow to Thesaurus Linguae Latinae
1990 - 1991
Charlotte Newcombe Fellow
Woodrow Wilson Foundation
1989 - 1990
Mabel MacLeod-Lewis Dissertation Fellowship
1989 - 1990
Townsend Fellow in the Humanities
UC-Berkeley
1989 - 1990
Alexander Fellow in Ancient History
UC-Berkeley
1989
Richardson Latin Composition Prize
University of California - Berkeley
1988

Anthony Corbeill, Professor of Classics, received his A.B. from the University of Michigan and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Classical Languages from the University of California at Berkeley (1990). He has held fellowships at the Thesaurus Linguae Latinae in Munich, Germany (a comprehensive dictionary of the Latin language), the American Academy in Rome, the Institute for Research in the Humanities (Madison), and All Souls College (Oxford). His research focuses on Roman literature and cultural history. He has published three books: Controlling Laughter. Political Humor in the Late Roman Republic (Princeton University Press 1996), which focuses on the meaning of humorous political invective, especially in the oratory of Cicero; and Nature Embodied. Gesture in Ancient Rome (Princeton University Press 2004), a survey of the meaning of gesture in the contexts of prayer, mourning ritual, and political invective, as well as on the correlation between facial expressions and political power, and the significance of thumbs. His most recent book, Sexing the World: Grammatical Gender and Biological Sex in Ancient Rome (Princeton University Press 2015), explores relationships between grammatical gender and Latin poetry, archaic gods, and hermaphrodites. He has also published on ancient sexuality, education, and Latin poetry; for additional information, see his list of publications.

Professor Corbeill also serves as Graduate Advisor.

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