A Compulsion for Antiquity: Freud and the Ancient World (Cornell UP, 2005; paperback edition, Cornell UP 2006), an attempt to contextualize Freud’s life and work in relation to his interests in ancient culture. ISBN 13: 978-0-8014-4302-2 (cloth), ISBN 13: 978-0-8014-7333-3 (paperback).


Books in Progress (under contract):

With Alexandra Lianeri, A Companion to Translation of Classical Epic, (under contract with Wiley-Blackwell). Forthcoming 2019.

Theory and Theatricality: Greek Drama in the Age of Grand Hysteria. (Under contract with Oxford UP, series Theory and Classics).

The Interpretation of Dreams: A Reader’s Guide (under contract with Routledge).

Edited Volume:

Remusings: Essays on the Translation of Classical Poetry, special edition of Classical and Modern Literature 27.1, Spring 2007 [appeared 2008].

Book Chapters:

“Freud and the Psychoanalytic Interpretation of Myth,” in The Cambridge History of Mythology and Mythography, edited by Roger Woodard. CUP, forthcoming 2020.

“The Road to Thebes: Freud and French Retrospective Medicine,” in All About The Father: Psychoanalsyis, the Oedipus Complex, and the Modern Family, edited by Liliane Weissberg.  Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming 2020.

“The Statue of Four Lies: A Performance in Bronze.” On Site: 50 Years of Public Art of the University of Houston System.  New York and London: Scala Art & Heritage Publishers, 2019. Pp. 226-232.

“Dante’s Influence on Virgil,” in Virgil and His Translators, edited by Susanna Braund and Zara Torlone. Oxford University Press, 2018. Pp. 36-50.

“A Wound, Not a World: Textual Survival and Transmission,” A Companion to Greek Literature, edited by Martin Hose and David Schenker. Wiley-Blackwell, 2015. Pp. 27-40.

“Myth, Religion, Illusion: How Freud Got His Fire Back,” Classical Myth and Psychoanalysis: Ancient and Modern Stories of the Self, edited by Ellen O’Gorman and Vanda Zajko. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2013. Pp. 59-74.

“Freud and the Drama of Oedipal Truth.” A Companion to Sophocles, edited by Kirk Ormand. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 2012. Pp. 477-491.

“Psychoanalysis and the Wellsprings of Myth,” A Companion to Classical Mythology, edited by Ken Dowden and Niall Livingstone. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 2011. Pp. 471-485.

“Eating Eumolpus: Fellini Satyricon and Dreaming Tradition.” Tradition, Trauma, Translation: The Classic and the Modern, edited by Jan Parker and Timothy Mathews. Oxford UP, 2011. Pp. 109-127.

“Quid Berolinum Vindobonae? Die Antike und das Freudsche Netzwerk,” Freud und die Antike, edited by Hartmuth Böhme. Wallstein Verlag, 2011. Pp. 399-422.

“Marooned Mandarins: Freud, Classical Education, and the Jews of Vienna.” Classics and National Cultures, edited by Susan Stephens and Phiroze Vasunia. Oxford UP, 2010. Pp. 34-58.

“Being Mr. Somebody: Freud and Classical Education.” The Jewish World of Sigmund Freud, edited by Arnold Richards. Jefferson, NC: Macfarland: 2010. Pp. 35-50.

“Classical Translations of the Classics: The Dynamics of Literary Tradition in Retranslating Epic Poetry.” Translation and The “Classic,” edited by Alexandra Lianeri and Vanda Zajko. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2008. Pp. 169-202.

“Last Words: Said, Freud, and Traveling Theory.” Edward Said and Critical Decolonialization, edited by Ferial Ghazoul. Cairo: American University in Cairo Press, 2007. Pp. 120-148.

“Translating Epic Poetry.” A Companion to Ancient Epic, edited by John Miles Foley. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 2005. Pp. 174-195.

“Urorte und Urszenen. Freud und die Figuren der Archäologie.” Die Aktualität des Archäologischen, edited by Knut Ebeling and Stefan Altekamp. Frankfurt am Main: Fischer Verlag, 2004. Pp. 137-158.


“From Iconology to Archaeology: Freud after Charcot,” special edition of Imago, forthcoming Winter 2021.

“Anachronism and its Discontents: Philology and its Others,” a response to Vered Lev Kenaan’s The Ancient Unconcious (Oxford UP, 2019), Syndicate. 2020

“The Tragedy of Hoemdiplet: Freud’s Fusion of Oedipus and Hamlet / A Tragédia de Hamlédipo: a fusão entre Édipo e Hamlet por Freud.” Codex: Revista de Estudos Clássicos, 6.2 (2018): 71-93. In English and Portuguese.

“Homer, Translation,” in Encyclopedia of Greek Language and Linguistics, edited by Georgios Giannakis. Brill, 2014. Vol 2:175-182.

“Roman Translation of Greek Texts” in Encyclopedia of Greek Language and Linguistics, edited by Georgios Giannakis. Brill, 2014. Vol 3:245-251.

“Psychological Approach to Greek Tragedy,” “Freud and Oedipus,” and “Post-Aristotelian Critical Perspectives on the Tragic Hero,” in The Encyclopedia of Greek Tragedy, edited by Hanna Roisman. Wiley-Blackwell, 2013.

“Introduction,” Remusings: Essays on the Translation of Classical Poetry (see above, “edited volume”), pp. 1-10.

“Theory and Theatricality: Classical Drama and the Formation of Early Psychoanalysis.” Classical and Modern Literature, 26 (2006): 79-109.

“From Huponoia to Paranoia: On the Secular Co-optation of Homeric Religion in Vico, Feuerbach, and Freud.” Classics@ Issue 3, Center for Hellenic Studies online publication.

“Last Words: Said, Freud, and Traveling Theory.” Alif: A Journal of Comparative Poetics 25 (2005): 120-148. (Republished in Ghazoul, ed. 2007—see above).

“The Three Versions of the Exsultate, Jubilate by W. A. Mozart.” Archivio Storico Lombardo 127 (2002): 349-366. With Paul Zweifel.

“The Schliemann of the Mind: Sigmund Freud and Archaeology.” Archaeology Odyssey (March/April 2001): 15-25, 59.

“A Picture Waiting to Happen: Penelope’s Agency in Illustrations to the Odyssey.” Classical and Modern Literature 20.4 (2000): 19-57.

“Penelope’s Challenge to Her…Translators.” Classical and Modern Literature 20.1 (2000): 37-76.

“Oedipus as Evidence: The Theatrical Background to Freud’s Oedipus Complex.” PSYART: A Hyperlink Journal for the Psychological Study of the Arts, article 981101 (1999).

“Oedipus in Performance: 1881-1912.” PSYART: A Hyperlink Journal for the Psychological Study of the Arts, article 981101 (1999). Companion piece to the above.

“Oedipus at Paris and Vienna: Freud and Sophocles in Performance.” Text and Presentation 19 (1998): 1-15.

Review articles:

“The Archaeology of Freud’s Reading: Freud’s Library, A Comprehensive Catalogue,” Psychoanalysis and History 9.2 (2007): 251-259.

“Contrapuntal Affiliations: Edward Said on Freud’s Moses.” American Imago 62 (2005): 235-257.

“Analysts Abroad: Sigmund Freud’s Travel Letters.” Psychoanalysis and History 7 (2005): 147-159.

“The Burckhardt Renaissance.” European Legacy 8:4 (2003): 495-498.

“Japheth in the Tents of Shem.” Classical and Modern Literature 21.2 (2001): 109-120.

“Unreal City: Freud on the Acropolis.” Psychoanalysis and History 3.1(2001): 93-108.

“The Archaeology of Freud’s Archaeology: Recent Work in the History of Psychoanalysis.” The International Review of Modernism 3:1 (November 1999): 16-20.

Book reviews:

Christensen, Joel and Robinson, Erik. The Homeric Battle of the Frogs and Mice (Bloomsbury, 2018). Classical Journal, online 5/3/2019.

Wilson, Emily. The Odyssey (Norton, 2018). Museum Helveticum 75 (2018):225-226.

Wilson, Emily. The Odyssey (Norton, 2018). Los Angeles Review of Books, August 5, 2018.

Phillips, Adam. Becoming Freud: The Making of A Psychoanalyst (Yale UP, 2014). Los Angeles Review of Books, January 28, 2015.

Rowland, Ingrid. From Pompeii: The Afterlife of a Roman Town (Harvard UP, 2014). Los Angeles Review of Books, July 28, 2014.

McElduff, Siobhán and E. Sciarrino. Complicating the History of Translation: The Ancient Mediterranean in Perspective. (St. Jerome Press, 2011). Classical Review 64.2 (October 2014):1-3.

Gallo, Ruben. Freud’s Mexico (MIT Press, 2011). Symploke 19 (2011) 406-409.

Gere, Cathy. Knossos and the Prophets of Modernism (U Chicago P, 2009). Isis 101:4 (2010): 866-867.

Ziolkowski, Theodore. Modes of Faith: Secular Surrogates for Lost Religious Belief (U Chicago P, 2007). Comparative Literature Studies 47.1 (2010): 114-117.

Leonard, Miriam. Athens in Paris (Oxford: Oxford UP, 2005) and P. A. Miller, Postmodern Spiritual Practices (OSUP, 2007). The Journal of Hellenic Studies, vol. 128 (2008): 298-300.

Hall, Edith, Fiona Macintosh, and Oliver Taplin, eds. Medea in Performance 1500-2000 (Oxford: Legenda, 2000). American Journal of Philology 123 (2002): 289-293.

Althusser, Louis. Writings on Psychoanalysis: Freud and Lacan (New York: Columbia University Press, 1999). The European Legacy 6:4 (2001): 517-518.

Merkel, Inge. Odysseus and Penelope: An Ordinary Marriage (Riverside, CA: Ariadne Press, 2000). Classical and Modern Literature 21.1 (2001): 73-79.

Venuti, Lawrence. The Scandals of Translation (Routledge, 1998). Classical and Modern Literature 20.2 (2000): 73-80.

Performance Review:

“The Screen Dreams of Buster Keaton,” written and directed by Rachel Joseph. Theatre Journal, 66.3 (2014): 448-450.

Latin Poetry:

“Versus de autumno pluviali atque aestuoso, sive Vae Hustoniensibus!” Vox Latina 39 (2003): 142-143.

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