Dorota Dutsch, Associate Professor of Classics, has an MA from the Jagiellonian University in Krakow (Poland) and a PhD (2000) from McGill University (Canada). She has taught at the Jagiellonian University, Université de Montréal, and worked as exchange scholar at the Conseil National de la Recherche Scientifique (France). Professor Dutsch’s research focuses on social performance (comprising anything from comedy to funeral rites).
She has published on Plautine jokes, pharmacology of seduction, Hipparcha the Cynic philosopher, the language of gesture, and illustrations of Carolingian manuscripts. Her most recent book project explores the ways in which the literary figures of women philosophers, especially that of Pythagoras’s wife Theano, engaged with ancient ideas about the gender of knowledge.
Graduate supervision: Dorota Dutsch welcomes inquiries from prospective students on gender studies, especially biography of female philosophers, Roman drama, and reception.
- Pythagorean Women Philosophers: Between Belief and Suspicion. Oxford University Press, forthcoming in 2020 https://global.oup.com/academic/product/pythagorean-women-philosophers-9780198859031?cc=us&lang=en&
- Blackwell Companion to Plautus, co-edited with G.F. Franko, Wiley Blackwell, 2020. https://www.wiley.com/en-us/A+Companion+to+Plautus-p-9781118957981
- Blackwell Companion to Classical Reception in Eastern and Central Europe, co-edited with Zara M. Torlone and Dana Munteanu, Wiley Blackwell, 2017
- Fall of Cities in the Mediterranean: Commemoration in Literature, Folksong, and Liturgy, co-edited with Mary Bachvarova and Ann Suter; Cambridge University Press, 2016.
- Women in Republican Roman Drama, co-edited with Sharon L. James and David Konstan. University of Wisconsin Press, 2015. http://uwpress.wisc.edu/books/5427.htm
- Feminine Discourses in Roman Comedy: On Echoes and Voices. Oxford University Press, 2008.
Selected Articles and Book Chapters
- “On Mothers and Whores: Gender in Roman Comedy;” in Martin Dinter (ed.) Cambridge Companion to Roman Comedy. Cambridge University Press, 2019.
- “How to do Things with Words—and pictures;” in Stavros Frangulidis, Stephen Harrison, and Gesine Manuwald (eds.), Proceedings of The Eighth Trends in Classics Conference, Thessaloniki 2014; Walter deGruyter 2015.
- “Projecting Lysistra: Aristophanes and Political Activism;” in Kathryn Bosher, Justine McConnell, Fiona Macintosh, and Patrice Rankine (eds.), Oxford Handbook of Greek Drama in the Americas. Oxford University Press, 2015: 575-594.
- Dog-Love-Dog: Kynogamia and the Cynics’ Sexual Ethics;” in Mark Masteron, Nancy S. Rabinowitz, and James Robson (eds), Sex in Antiquity: Exploring Gender and Sexuality in the Ancient World. Routledge, 2015: 245-259.