Bruce King - Brooklyn Institute for Social Research

Bruce King

Bruce M. King has a Ph.D. in Classical Languages and Literature from the University of Chicago, where he also earned his B.A. and M.A.  He is especially interested in early Greek poetry and philosophy, as well as in anthropological, psychoanalytic, and queer readings of the classics.  He has published on Homer, on Sophocles and masculinity, on Empedocles and Freud, and on Walter Pater and the Sirens; his book on the Iliad, provisionally entitled Achilles Unheroic, is forthcoming is 2015.  Bruce teaches at the Gallatin School of Individual Study at NYU and has also taught at Columbia University, Vassar College (where he was the Blegen Visiting Fellow), and Swarthmore College.  He has been a Fellow of the Center for Hellenic Studies and of the Reid Hall Center for Scholars in Paris.