Daniel Selden

Director, Satyajit Ray Film and Study Center
DivisionHumanities Division
DepartmentLiterature Department
AffiliationsJewish Studies,
Classical Studies
Phone831-459-2175 (Office),
831-459-1924 (Message)
Web Site Academia.edu
OfficeHumanities 1 639
Office HoursWednesday 1:45-3:00 PM
Campus Mail StopHumanities Academic Services
MailHumanities 1, 639
Santa Cruz, California
Daniel Selden

Research Interests

Middle Egyptian Literature

Ptolemaic Literature

The Alexander Romance

Literatures of the Roman Empire

The Politics of Opera

Second Temple Judaism

Early Christianity

Tributary Empires

Indo-European Poetry


Biography, Education and Training

Ph.D. Yale University (Comparative Literature)

B.A. Yale University (Art History; Italian Literature)

Honors, Awards and Grants

John Dizikes Teaching Award

President’s Fellowship, University of California

J. Paul Getty Center, Fellow

Classical Reception Studies Network, UK (grant)

Course Development Fellowship, Committee on Teaching

Postdoktorandenstipendium, Fachgruppe Literaturwissenschaft,Konstanz

Regents’ Junior Faculty Fellowship, University of California

National Endowment for the Humanities Travel Grant

American Council of Learned Societies Research Fellowship

Whiting Fellowship in the Humanities

Courses Taught

Middle Egyptian
Film Theory and Analysis
Ancient Magic
Hellenistic Jewish Literature
Hebrew Bible and Early Rabbinica
Greco-Roman Fiction
The Politics of Opera
The Archeology of Power
Andy Warhol
Indo-European Poetics