Daniel L Selden

DivisionHumanities Division
DepartmentLiterature Department
AffiliationsJewish Studies,
Classical Studies,
Italian Studies
Phone831-459-2175 (Office),
831-423-0862 (Message),
831-706-8060 (cell)
Web Site Academia.edu
OfficeHumanities 1 639
Office HoursMonday 3:30-4:45 PM
Campus Mail StopHumanities Academic Services
MailHumanities 1, 639
Santa Cruz, California
Daniel L 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

Teaching Interests

East Mediterranean cultures of the ancient world, incuding Iran

Hellenistic-Jewish literature

Greek literature under Roman rule

Gnosticism, Neoplatonism, Qabbalah

Film and new digital media

History of literary criticism / literary theory

History of scholarship

Network / Systems theory

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