Eric Dugdale loves the rich variety of projects into which classics lures him. He has got down and dirty on archaeological projects in Sicily (KALAT) and the South of Italy (Univ. of Texas), he has worked on projects mapping the ancient world (InterActive Ancient Mediterranean and Barrington Atlas), he has done editorial work writing abstracts for classical articles (L'Année Philologique), he has acted in and directed plays, and he has even launched an interactive digital database (Pandora Project). Perhaps his favorite activity of all, though, is traveling the Mediterranean studying the ancient world in situ. He has taught at the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome and led travel courses to Italy and the Gustavus Semester in India Program.
Eric has had two books published: a translation and commentary on Sophocles' Electra for the Cambridge Translations from Greek Drama series and Greek Theatre in Context (also with Cambridge University Press, supported by a Macgeorge Honorary Fellowship). He is co-editing with James Morwood a new series for CUP, Greece and Rome: Texts and Contexts. The series provides students with direct access to the ancient world by offering new translations of primary sources, set in their historical, social and cultural contexts. He particularly enjoys teaching the Theatre of Greece and Rome course (CLA 103), which culminates in the Festival of Dionysus in the Arboretum.
Eric is currently writing a book on prophecy in the plays of Sophocles (under contract with Bloomsbury). During his sabbatical, he spent the fall semester as Visiting Research Scholar at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, working on a study of the role of empathy in Greek tragedy in performance at the Archives of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama, with the support of a Loeb Classical Library Foundation Fellowship. His most recent publications are an article on Sophocles' Oedipus Tyrannus ("Who named me? Identity and Status in Sophocles' Oedipus Tyrannus," AJP 136.3, 2015) and a book chapter on the reception of Euripides' Hecuba in literature, art, music, dance, film and theatre (in Brill's Companion to the Reception of Euripides, eds. Lauriola/Demetriou, Brill 2015).
Eric and seven of his students (Jennifer Facendola, Amie Goblirsch, Halle Hauer, Megan Kallestad, Nathan Kroschel, Ashley Nickel, and James Skoog) are participating in the Homer Multitext Project. They can be found in Old Main every week working on the text and scholia of Iliad Book 13 of the Venetus A, the oldest extant manuscript of the Iliad. Read Laurel Boman's co-authored article in the Homer Multitext Blog. Laurel Boman and Karl Grant presented the project at the Minnesota State Capitol and six students have participated in the HMT summer seminar at Harvard's Center for Hellenic Studies. He feels blessed to teach such intellectually curious students at a college at which the study of classics is valued.
Eric is also participating in Ancient Greeks/Modern Lives, a nationwide initiative spearheaded by Peter Meineck of the New-York based Aquila Theatre Company. Find out more about this exciting venture in this Wall Street Journal article by Judith Dobrzynki or watch the National Herald interview with Meineck.
Eric's professional responsibilities include serving on the Education Committee of the American Philological Association, on the Program Committee of CAMWS, and on the executive committee of the Classical Association of Minnesota. He enjoys attending events on and off campus organized by Eta Sigma Phi, the Classics Honors Society.
Eric and his wife Brooke enjoy spending time together gardening, cycling, participating in the life of their church, walking their dog, traveling, and playing in a soccer league.
B.A. Corpus Christi College, Oxford; Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
CUR-100 (Historical Perspective I)
|Synonym||Title||Times Taught||Terms Taught|
|CUR-100||Historical Perspective I||16||2015/FA, 2013/FA, 2012/FA, 2010/FA, 2008/FA, 2005/FA, 2002/FA, and 2001/FA|
|LAT-102||Beg. Latin II||10||2014/SP, 2013/SP, 2012/SP, 2009/SP, and 2007/SP|
|CLA-398||Honors Thesis||7||2011/SP, 2010/FA, 2010/SP, 2009/FA, 2009/SP, 2007/SP, and 2006/SP|
|CLA-399||Classics Capstone||5||2013/SP, 2006/SP, 2004/SP, 2003/SP, and 2002/SP|
|CLA-103||Theatre of Greece and Rome||4||2014/SP, 2012/SP, 2010/SP, and 2006/SP|
|LAT-101||Latin I||4||2009/FA and 2006/FA|
|GRE-100||Immersion Greek I||3||2015/JN, 2012/JN, and 2007/JN|
|GRE-302||Greek Drama||3||2011/SP, 2006/FA, and 2006/SP|
|GRE-303||Homer||2||2013/FA and 2012/FA|
|GRE-102||Greek II||2||2011/SP and 2010/SP|
|CLA-111||Myth and Meaning||2||2004/SP|
|IDS-245||India Religion, Culture, and Society||1||2011/FA|
|IDS-243||Environment, Ecology, and Livelihood||1||2011/FA|
|LAT-201||Reading Latin Literature||1||2010/FA|
|NDL-219||Introduction to German History||1||2007/FA|
|GER-102||Immersion German I and II||1||2007/FA|
|NDL-220||Art and Culture in Germany||1||2007/FA|
|CLA-104||Ancient Theatre and Masks||1||2004/JN|
|LAT-231||Reading Latin Literature||1||2003/FA|
|LAT-375||Latin Prose Composition||1||2003/SP|
|LAT-371||Livy: Foundation of the Roman Republic||1||2002/FA|
|CLA-134||Theatre of Greece and Rome||1||2002/SP|
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