Daniel Selden

TitleProfessor,
Director, Satyajit Ray Film and Study Center
DivisionHumanities Division
DepartmentLiterature Department
AffiliationsJewish Studies,
Classical Studies
Phone831-459-2175 (Office),
831-459-1924 (Message)
Email,
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
95064
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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
Zoroastrianism

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
Autobiography
Andy Warhol
Indo-European Poetics