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Curriculum Vitae for Jean Alvares May 2014

ADDRESS

Department of Classics and General Humanities,

Montclair State University,

Upper Montclair, NJ 07043



Tele. (O) 973-655-5292 (H) 973-778-4065

E-Mail: Alvaresj@mail.montclair.edu

http://www.chss.montclair.edu/classics/alvares.html
INTERESTS


(1) Ancient Greco-Roman Novel

(2) Literature of the later Roman Empire

(3) Use of Computers and the Internet in Classics and Humanities


EDUCATION
St. Johns River Jr. College, A. S. Engineering 1975

University of Florida, B.A. in Classical Studies, 1984

University of Texas at Austin, M.A. Latin, 1986

University of Texas at Austin, Ph.D. Classics, May 1993

American School of Classical Studies, Athens, Greece 1988-89
TITLE OF DISSERTATION:

“The Journey of Observation in Chariton’s Chaireas and Callirhoe.



Dissertation Supervisor: Douglass S. Parker.

PUBLICATIONS IN REFEREED JOURNALS OR BOOKS


“The Drama of Hippothous in Xenophon of Ephesus’ Ephesiaca,The Classical Journal 90.4 (1995) 393-404.

“Maps,” in The Ancient Novel: An Introduction. Gareth Schmeling (ed.) (Leiden: Brill 1996) 802-815. (reprinted in second edition)

“Chariton’s Erotic History,” American Journal of Philology 118 (1997) 613-629.

“A Hidden Magus in Chariton’s Chaireas and Callirhoe,” Hermes 128.3 (2000) 383-4.

“A new Fragment of the Metiochus and Parthenope Romance?” Atti dell XXII Congresso Internazionale di Papirologia. (Florence 2001) 35-40. With Dr. Timothy Renner of MSU.

“JavaScript inter scientiam artesque antiquas: Using JavaScript to provide resources for teaching Classics and the Humanities.” In the March/April 2000 edition of Technology Source, a refereed online journal found at http://horizon.unc.edu/TS.

“Perspective and Ideal in Chariton’s Chaireas and Callirhoe,” Acta Classica XLII (2000) 5-14.

“Egyptian Unrest of the Roman Era and the reception of Chariton's Chaireas and Callirhoe,Maia, 53 (2001) 11-19.

“Some Political and Ideological Dimensions of Chariton’s Chaireas and Callirhoe,” Classical Journal 97.2 (2001-2) 113-144.

“A Brief Overview of some Options for Creating Web-based Exercises” The Classical Bulletin, 77.2 (2001) 187-198.

“Love, Loss and Learning in Chariton’s Chaireas and Callirhoe,” Classical World 95.2 (2002) 107-115,

“Utopian themes in Three Greek Romances” Ancient Narrative 2 (2002) 1-30. .

“Reading Daphnis and Chloe and Leucippe and Clitophon in Counterpoint” in S. N. Byrne, E. P. Cueva and J. Alvares (eds.) Authors, Authority and Interpreters in the Ancient Novel: Essays in Honor of Gareth L. Schmeling. Groningen (2006) 1-33.

“The Myths of Alexander and Charlemagne: A Useful Comparison.” The Classical Bulletin 82.1 (2006) 39-63.

“Considering Desire in the Greek Romances Employing Lacanian Theory: Some explorations.” In proofs as part of the published papers of the ICAN VI.

“Longus’ Daphnis and Chloe”, a chapter in Wiley-Blackwell Companion to the Ancient Novel. In proofs.



EDITED VOLUME

Edited and wrote introduction, along with S. N. Byrne, E. P. Cueva to Authors, Authority and Interpreters in the Ancient Novel: Essays in Honor of Gareth L. Schmeling. Groningen ( 2006).


WORKS IN PROGRESS OR REVISION
Book-Length monograph. Ideal Themes in the Greco-Roman Novels.
“Humanities, Classics and the Great Books at a Large State Institution” For a special volume of Classical World.

REPORTS AND REVIEWS

“Ancient Novel Scholar Using the Internet,” Petronian Society Newsletter (1998)

“Report on Papers on the Ancient Novel and Associated Topics presented at the annual meeting of the American Philological Association, January 3-6 Petronian Society Newsletter/Ancient Narrative 2002

“Report on Papers on the Ancient Novel and Associated Topics presented at the annual meeting of the Classical Association of the Middle-West and South, April 4-6, Petronian Society Newsletter/Ancient Narrative 2002

Review of A. B. Bosworth and E. J. Baynham, (eds.), Alexander the Great in Fact and Fiction. (Oxford 2001). The Classical Bulletin 78 (2002) 250-255.

Review of S. Goldhill (ed.) Being Greek Under Rome Being Greek Under Rome: Cultural Identity, the Second Sophistic and the Development of Empire. (Cambridge 2001). The Classical Bulletin. 79.1 (2003) 312-316

Review of K. Haynes Fashioning the Feminine in the Greek Novel. (Routledge 2003). The Classical Bulletin 79.2 (2003) 312-316

Review of T. Whitmarsh, Greek Literature and the Roman Empire. The Classical Bulletin. 80.2 (2004) 340-344.

Review of Helen Morales Vision and Narrative in Achilles Tatius. . The Classical Bulletin.2006

Review of Alan James, Quintus of Smyrna. The Trojan Epic. Posthomerica.   Classical Outlook

Review of T. Hägg, B. Utas, The Virgin and Her Lover: Fragments of An Ancient Greek Novel and a Persian Epic Poem. Bulletin of the American Society of Papyrologists. 2009

Review of Tim Whitmarsh (ed) The Cambridge Companion to the Greek and Roman Novel.   Classical Outlook 2009

Review of Rhiannon Evans, Utopia Antiqua. Readings of the Golden Age and Decline at Rome. Classical Outlook 2010

Review of G. W. Bowersock, G. W. From Gibbon to Auden. Essays on the Classical Tradition. Oxford University Press 2010 Classical Outlook. 2011

Review of Tim Whitmarsh Narrative and Identity in the Ancient Greek Novel. Cambridge 2011. The Classical Outlook.

Review of N. H. O. Duckwitz Reading the Gospel of St. Mark; A Beginning in Greek. Bolchazy-Charducci 2011. Classical Outlook



MSU PUBLICATIONS

“Using Javascripts to Create Student Exercises,” Output (May 1999) 8-10.

“Mobile Teaching Stations at Humanities in the Schools Day,” Information Technology Training News (Jan. 1999) 8.

“Homework with Web CT,” Information Technology Training News (Feb. 1999) 1.


PAPERS GIVEN AT PROFESSIONAL MEETINGS (REGIONAL, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL)
“Nestor and Anchises: A Comparison,” Classical Association of the Middle West and South (= CAMWS), 1987.

“Horace Odes 1.12 and Pindar’s Olympian 2,” CAMWS, April 1988.

“The Theme of Heedlessness in Apuleius’ Metamorphoses,” CAMWS April 1990.

“The Archaeology in Four Sections: Thucydides I.1-19 and the Evolution of Greek Power,” American Philological Association ( = APA), 1990.

“Metamorf≈seiw into Metamorphoses and Apuleius’ Romance,” CAMWS, April 1991.

“The Acts of Paul and Thecla and Classical Romantic Themes,” Byzantine Studies Conference, Boston, October 1991.

“Greco-Italian and Apulian Amphorae of the Ionian Coast of Italy,” Archeological Institute of America, December 1991.

“The Role of Hippothoos in Xenophon of Ephesus’ Ephesiaca,” CAMWS, April 1992.

“Chariton’s Chaireas and Callirhoe as Alternate History,” CAMWS, April 1993.

Felix Culpa: Feminine Transgression and Chariton’s Alternate History,” APA, December 1993.

“Plutarch’s Moralia and the Greek Erotic Romance,” CAMWS, April 1994.

“Lucius and the Two Isises of Apuleius’ Metamorphoses,” CAMWS, April 1995.

“Love and Learning: Chaireas, Dionysios and Artaxerxes in Chariton’s Chaireas and Callirhoe,” APA, December 1996.

“The Dream of Social Regeneration and the Greek Romance,” CAMWS, April 1997.

“Heliodorus’ Aithiopika and the Solution to History,” APA, December 1997.

“The Ideological Dimensions of Chariton’s Chaireas and Callirhoe: Some Features,” CAMWS, 1998.

“Utopian Aspects of the Ancient Greek Romances” New Jersey Research Consortium Conference: A Wealth of Resources in New Jersey. Showcasing Research. 1998.

“The Greco-Roman Idealization of Ethiopia” Society Of Research on African Cultures (SORAC) “Images of Africa: Stereotypes and Realities,” Montclair State University, October 1998

“Eros and the Reformation of Love and Society in Longus’ Daphnis and Chloe,” APA, December 1998.

“Apuleius' Myth of Cupid and Psyche and the Underlying Myth of the Greek Novel,” CAMWS, April 1999.

“Daphnis and Chloe and Leucippe and Clitophon: the Education in Love” April CAMWS, 2000.

“Utopian themes in Three Greek Romances,” 3rd International Conference on the Ancient Novel, Grongingen, the Netherlands, July 2000.

“Egyptian Unrest of the First and Second Centuries A.D. and Chariton's Chaireas and Callirhoe,” APA, January 2001.

“Myth-Thematic Criticism and the Greek Ideal Romance” CAMWS, April 2001.

“Lucius’ Problematic Roman Career in Apuleius’ Metamorphoses, CAMWS, April 2002.

“Resistance, Accommodation and its Ideologies in the Greco-Roman Novel,” Third Annual Symposium on Roman Imperial Ideology held at the Villa Vergiliana, Cuma, Italy, May 23-26, 2002.

“Heliodorus’ Calasiris as Exiled Sophist” CAMWS, April 2003.

“Longus’ Daphnis and Chloe: Myth, Ideology and Suggestions of Utopia,” given at the “Uses and Abuses of Pastoral: Arcadia Re-visited.” A conference held at the University of Oslo, 24-25 April, 2003

“Teaching Troy and the Trojan War,” CAAS April 2004

“Creating and Using On-Line Interactive Modules for Teaching Topics in Art and Archaeology, “Ancient Studies; New Technology III: The World Wide Web and Scholarship in Ancient, Byzantine, and Medieval Studies” at James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA December 3-5, 2004.

“False Deaths and Clitophon’s Progress: the Unexpected Idealness of Leucippe and Clitophon ,” CAMWS, April 2005

“Coming of Age and Political Accommodation in the Greco-Roman Novels,” presented at the 3rd Rethymnon International Conference on the Ancient Novel, held University of Crete in Rethymnon, May 24-6 2005.

“The Utopian Ideal and Critical Methods for the Humanities,” presented at the Third International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities,” University of Cambridge, UK, 2-5 August 2005.

“Past as Prologue: the Utopian past in the Romances of Longus, Chariton and Heliodorus” APA, January 2006.

“Reading the Greek romance, reading Aphra Behn’s Oroonoko.” CAMWS, April 2006.

“Teaching Alexander, Teaching Culture Through the Latin Alexander Romance.” 60-minute lecture and workshop, American Classical League, July, 2006.

“The Charite Episode and Lucius’ Failure in Apuleius’ Metamorphoses.” CAMWS, April 2007.

“The Greek Romances as Dramas of Desire: a Lacanian Experiment.” Meetings of the American Philological Association, January 2008.

“Considering Desire in the Greek Romances Employing Lacanian Theory: Some explorations” Presented at 4th International Conference on the Ancient Novel (ICAN) July 2008.

Lars and the Real Girl and the Pygmalion Myth”. CAAS, October 2008

“Humanities, Classics and the Great Books at a Large State Institution”. CAAS October 2009.

“Eros in the Greek Novel – Lacanian (and Irigarayian) Explorations”. Human Condition Series: Eros. 3rd International Interdisciplinary Conference. May 20-22, 2010, Nipissing University, Muskoka campus, Bracebridge, Ontario, Canada.

“New Techniques, New Technologies in Teaching Classical Material Culture” CAAS October 2011

Dionysos and the Dramatic Perspective in Longus' Daphnis and Chloe CAAS October 2012

Teaching the Humanities and Critical Thinking Using Technology Faculty of English, Beijing University of Chemical Technology June 2013

Teaching Mythology using Contemporary Movies. Faculty of English, China Youth University for the Political Sciences December 31 2014

Teaching Critical Thinking Using Technology.” North China Electric Power University January 7th, 2014




PUBLIC LECTURES


“Roman Religion: More than Greco-Roman Gods.” Montclair State University Department of Classics/ Institute for the Humanities, Classics Day. October 24, 1996.

“Euripides’ Orestes:The Theater of Cruelty, the Absurd, and the Real.” Montclair State University Institute for the Humanities, Humanities in the Schools Day. May 7, 1997.

“Ancient Genocide — Examples and Questions.” Montclair State University/ Institute for the Humanities, Seminar on ‘The Nature of Genocide,’ October 16, 1997.

“Pulp Fiction — Papyrus Style!” Montclair State University Department of Classics/ Institute for the Humanities, Classics Day. October 28, 1997.

“Scenes from the Decline and Fall.” Montclair State University Department of Classics/ Institute for the Humanities, Classics Day. October 2, 1998.

“Ethiopians and Indians: The Idealized Other in Greek and Roman Literature. “ Humanities in the Schools Day,

“Persius: Morality and Friendship” Guest Lecture delivered at the College of Charleston, Feb. 25, 1999.

“Three Philosophic Utopias,” Montclair State University Department of Classics/ Institute for the Humanities, Humanities in the Schools Day program “As Time Goes By....Visions of the Past, the Present, the Future and the Cycle of Time,” December 7, 1999

“Apuleius' Golden Ass or How to go from Donkey to Devotee,” Montclair State University Department of Classics/ Institute for the Humanities, Classics Day. October 2000.

“Bellamy’s Looking Backward in the year 2000,” Humanities in the Schools Day, 2000.

“Myth, Utopia and Politics in Ancient Greek Romance,” the Robert J. Murray Lecture, March 9th 2002 at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio.

“The Satyrica’s Petronian Odyssey.” Montclair State University Department of Classics/ Institute for the Humanities, Classics Day. October 29, 2002.

“The ‘Romanization’ of Britain: History and Highlights” Montclair State University Department of Classics/ Institute for the Humanities, Classics Day. October 28, 2003.

“The Romance of Alexander the Great,” November 16, 2004.

“The Romance of Troy: The Archaeology and Redisovery of Homer’s City Troy and the Trojan War: Montclair State University Department of Classics/ Institute for the Humanities, program, “Incorporating the Classics into the Middle School Classroom,” December 1, 2006.

“Two Mythic Civilizers” Sparta’s Lycurgus and Rome’s Numa,” Montclair State University Department of Classics/ Institute for the Humanities, Humanities in the Schools Day, Dec. 7, 2006.

“The other Great Latin Epic. The Phrasalia of Lucan.” Classics Day, October 2008.

“Productions of Pygmalion”. Teaching Myth Beyond the Basics, 2008

“Schliemann, Troy and Mycenae” November 2008 meeting of NJEA, Atlantic City, New Jersey

Teaching Comparative Myth Across Grade Levels.” November 2009 meeting of NJEA, Atlantic City, New Jersey

Jason, Medea and the Argonauts” Teaching Myth: Beyond the Basics, April 2010

“Caesar: Beyond the Gallic Wars” FLENJ March 2011.

“Caesar: More than just the Gallic Wars” NJCA October 2011.
TEACHING WITH TECHNOLOGY

Instructor for the “Learning and Mentoring in Cyberspace” workshop, Montclair State University, July 13-15. Susana M. Sotillo (sotillos@mail.montclair.edu) workshop leader.

Web Page Authoring I, a workshop conducted at “Humanities and Technology: Classroom Connections” sponsored by Montclair State University Institute for the Humanities, Oct. 26 1999.

“Innovative Web Pages Created by High School Humanities Teachers,” a lecture/seminar presented at “Humanities and Technology: Classroom Connections” sponsored by Montclair State University Institute for the Humanities, Oct. 26 1999.

“Digging your way through the Sites,” a seminar/workshop given at the Fall Meeting of the New Jersey Classical Association, October 30, 1999.

A one-hour workshop on Java Scripting, for “The Future of Technology Today” program put on by College of Humanities and Social Sciences for University Day, March 22, 2000.

“Web Page Authoring I” a lecture/seminar presented for “Humanities and Technology: Classroom Connections II” sponsored by Montclair State University Institute for the Humanities, Thursday, January 11, 2001.

“UPresent,” a demonstration and information of a new multimedia software package, given for the 3rd Annual CHSS Technology Expo Wednesday, March 21st, 2001.

"Creating Web-Based Exercises: A Survey of Options" a seminar/workshop for the Classical Association of the Atlantic States, 28 April 2001.

A Workshop on UPresent for the Office of Information Technology, May 24, 2001.

“Creating and using on-line interactive module for teaching art,” MSU’s edTeXpo: Annual Conference 2003

“Creating and using Videos for Standard, Hybrid and fully online classes – the movie!” Emerging Learning and Design Conference, MSU May 2011.

“Creating an Educational (or Educational) Video” CHSS College Meeting Feb. 2, 2012.
WEB PAGE DESIGN AND MAINTENANCE

Created and Managed Petronian Society Ancient Novel Page and the Ancient Novel Bibliography database (http://www.chss.montclair.edu/classics/petron/PSNNOVEL.HTML)

Editor for on-line version of the Petronian Society Newsletter 1998-2001.

In charge of converting all Petronian Society Newsletters from 1970 to 1998 for reading on the internet. (1998-present)

Managed Montclair State University’s Department of Classics and General Humanities Page (http://www.chss.montclair.edu/classics/classics.html).

Created and Managed New Jersey Classical Association Web Page. (http://chss2.montclair.edu/classics/NJCA/NJCA.HTML) (till 2012)



COMMITTEE SERVICE AT MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY

Undergraduate Curriculum Committee 1998-2002.

College of Humanities and Social Sciences Computer Advisory Committee 1998-2001.

Departmental PAC 1999-2006.

Chair, Departmental PAC 2005-6

CHSS search committee for technology position, Spring Semester 2000.

Cultural Studies Research Committee 1998-2000, led by Dr. Timothy Watson, which received an NEH humanities focus grant for 2000-1.

Member of Committee to Develop MA program for Department of Classics and General Humanities 1997-Present

Member of New Academic Building Instructional Technology Team 2000-2001.

Dean’s Representative to University Academic Computing Committee

Representative of CHSS Undergraduate Curriculum Committee to the University Curriculum Committee 2001-2002.

Selected to by University to attend EDUCAUSE Convention 2001.

Chair of Promotion Committee for Daniel Mengara, French Department, Fall 2001.

Member, Departmental Range Adjustment Program Committee, Department of Classics and General Humanities, 2002

Member, Departmental Range Adjustment Program Committee, French Department, 2002

Elected member University Senate 2004-present

Chair, Senate Academic Computing Committee 2004-6

Chair, Senate Elections Committee 2005-Present

Member, Senate Administrative Affairs Committee 2005-5

Member, Senate Committee on Shared Governance 2005.

Member, Blackboard Advisory Group 2004.

Coordinator, General Humanities I & II 2004- 2009.

Corresponding Secretary of Execuative Board of University Senate 2006 – Present

Chair, Department of Classics and General Humanities Fall 2007-Present


EXCAVATION EXPERIENCE

Capo Alfieri, Calabria, Italy, a University of Texas excavation. Excavated Neolithic siteDr. J. C. Carter Director. Summer 1987.

Torre Bugiafro, Calabria, Italy. Excavated Greek farmsite, Dr. J. C. Carter Director. Summer 1988.

Corinth, America School of Classical Studies’ Training Session, Dr. C. Williams Director. April 1989.

Metaponto, Italy, Excavation and study session, Dr. J. C. Carter Director Summer 1991.
GRANTS AND AWARDS

Departmental Fellowship from Classics Department, University of Texas, Austin for study at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens, Greece, 1988-89.

Graduate Student Development Awards University of Texas, Austin: 1987, 1988, 1990 (twice), 1991 (twice), 1992.

University Graduate Fellowship, University of Texas, Austin: 1991-2.

Faculty Research and Development Grant ($1800) College of Charleston, to develop DASHER computer drill programs for first year Latin classes.

Global Education Grant to attend International Conference on Ancient Novel, Fall 1999, Montclair State University.

Separately Budgeted Research Grant ($2,000), Montclair State University, Spring 2002.
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

American Philological Association

Archaeological Institute of America (Northern New Jersey Representative to National Meeting)

Classical Association of the Middle West and South

New Jersey Classical Association

Classical Association of the Atlantic States



American Classical League





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