ANNUAL REPORT
Summary of Activities
AY 2006 - 2007

NAME:  Dan Curley
RANK:  Assistant Professor

DEPARTMENT
:  Classics
EMAIL:   dcurley@skidmore.edu

III.  Teaching
III.  Professional Activity
III.  Service


I.  TEACHING     (Professional Activity | Service)

A.  New courses taught:

1.  HF 201: Junior Great Books Colloquium (Fall 2006).

2.  HF 202: Junior Great Books Practicum (Spring 2007).

3.  CL 310: Plautus (Fall 2006). For this course, in addition to reading the Miles Gloriosus, I asked my students to revise the Wikipedia article on Plautus from a more scholarly perspective.

New approaches to existing courses:

1.  CL 311: Latin Prose Composition (Spring 2007).  I asked my students to complete their prose composition exercises in a wiki, which both allowed me to comment on their exercises more efficiently, and them to collaborate with one another more closely.

A.   Use of computers or multimedia in teaching:

1.  I created web sites for most of my courses, typically consisting of an on-line syllabus, a timetable of readings and events, links to other web-based resources, and guidelines for assignments and other class projects.  My web sites this year were more automated than in previous years — for example, I programmed many of the initial pages to display automatically the agenda for upcoming classes.

2.  My students in CL 310: Plautus and CL 311: Prose Comp used wikis on a regular basis.

3.  I once again used my online textbook/workbook ĆON (Ancient Etymology ONline) [http://www.skidmore.edu/classics/courses/aeon/] for CC 100: English Vocabulary from Greek and Latin.

B.  Curricular work-in-progress:

1Scribner seminar tentatively entitled "Myth-conceptions," Fall 2007.  The course will focus on modern attempts to create mythical systems, which resonate with the social functions of ancient Greco-Roman myth.

C.  Other:

1.  I contributed seven guest lectures on Greco-Roman literature to our gateway course, CC 200 — The Classical World (Spring 2007).

2.  I guest-lectured on Greek tragedy in Michael Arnush's Scribner Seminar (Fall 2006).


II. PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY     (Teaching | Service)

A. Publications:

1.  "The Tragic Page: The Heroides and the Theater of the Epistle."  Under revision.

2.  "Homeric Hospitality in Callimachus' Hecale."  In preparation.

3.  Theater and Metatheater: Transforming Tragedy in Ovid.  Book project under revision for Ohio State University Press.

B. Professional meetings attended:

1Parilia:  An Undergraduate Conference in Classics.  A conference devoted to undergraduate research and professional development.  Union College, April 20, 2007.

C. Workshops attended:

1First Year Experience Workshops for Scribner Seminars.  Fall 2006 and Spring 2007.


III. SERVICE     (Teaching | Professional Activity)

A.  Administrative responsibilities in department:

1.  I attended every department meeting and participated actively in departmental matters (Fall 2006 - Spring 2007).

2.  I chaired a search committee for Michael Arnush's sabbatical replacement (Spring 2007).

B.  Committee responsibilities:

1.  Faculty Executive Committee (Chair, Fall 2006 - Spring 2007)

C.  Advising responsibilities:

1.  Advisor of one Junior Classics major.

D.  Other community activities:

1.  I participated in various Mellon Diversity Colloquium activities (Spring 2007).

2.  I attended every Faculty meeting (Fall 2006 - Spring 2007).


Respectfully submitted,


 
Dan Curley
Associate Professor of Classics
Skidmore College

June 30, 2007