Joseph Farrell named to Watkins Chair in the Humanities

SAS Dean Stephen Fluharty has announced that Joseph Farrell, Professor of Classical Studies, has been named the M. Mark and Esther K. Watkins Professor in the Humanities.  Dr. Farrell is an internationally recognized Latinist whose research spans genres and historical epochs.  A scholar of Latin literature and poetry as well as the culture of the Republican and Augustan periods, Dr. Farrell has published a number of ground-breaking studies which encompass both traditional and innovative topics and approaches. He has masterfully translated important and highly challenging texts and has edited and co-edited influential compilations, namely on Augustan poetry and the works of Vergil.  He is currently working on a monograph, Juno’s Aeneid on metapoetics, narrativity, and dissent in Vergil's epic masterpiece. For more information, please visit Dr. Farrell's faculty profile page.