Emma J Scioli

Emma Scioli
  • Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies

Contact Info

Office Phone:
Department Phone:
Wescoe Hall, room #1033
University of Kansas
1445 Jayhawk Blvd.
Lawrence, KS 66045-7590


Ph.D. in Classics, University of California, Los Angeles, 2005


Research interests:

  • Latin Literature
  • Roman Art
  • Dreams in Antiquity
  • Greece and Rome in Film


Teaching interests:

  • Latin Literature
  • Latin Language
  • Roman Visual Culture
  • Dreams in Antiquity
  • Greece and Rome in Film

Selected Publications

Scioli, Emma. “Confronting the Ancient Greek Golden Age in Jules Dassin’s Phaedra (1962).” Golden Ages on Screen, edited by Meredith Safran, Edinburgh University Press, “Screening Antiquity” Series, 2019.
Scioli, Emma. Dream, Fantasy, and Visual Art in Roman Elegy. Univeristy of Wisconsin Press, 2015.

Selected Presentations

Scioli, E. (3/16/2016). Fantasies of Materiality in Letters and Dreams. Department of Comparative Literature, University of Haifa, Israel. Haifa, Israel
Scioli, E. (3/15/2016). The Nexus of Dream and image in Roman Elegy and Visual Art. Forum on Ancient Studies, University of Haifa, Israel. Haifa, Israel
Scioli, E. (11/30/2015). Endurance and Evanescence: Orphic Journeys to Ancient Rome in Rossellini’s Journey to Italy (1954) and Fellini’s Roma (1972). Film and History. Madison, WI

Awards & Honors

Vice Chancellor for Research Book Award
Hall Center for the Humanities
Subvention Grant from the Lucy Shoe Meritt Publication Fund of the American Academy in Rome for the Publication Sub Imagine Somni: Nighttime Phenomena in Greco-Roman Culture, 2005 [Euro 2,000].
American Academy in Rome


Director of Graduate Studies in Classics