Dorota Dutsch

HSSB 4048
Office Hours:
T/R, 10:00-11:00am
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Dorota Dutsch, Professor of Classics, has an MA from the Jagiellonian University in Krakow (Poland) and a PhD (2000) from McGill University (Canada). She has taught at the Jagiellonian University, Université de Montréal, and worked as exchange scholar at the Conseil National de la Recherche Scientifique (France). Professor Dutsch’s research focuses on social performance (comprising anything from comedy to funeral rites).

She has published on Plautine jokes, pharmacology of seduction, Hipparcha the Cynic philosopher, the language of gesture, and illustrations of Carolingian manuscripts. Her most recent book  explores the ways in which the literary figures of women philosophers, especially that of Pythagoras’s wife Theano, engaged with ancient ideas about the gender of knowledge.

Graduate supervision: Dorota Dutsch welcomes inquiries from prospective students on gender studies, especially biography of female philosophers, Roman drama, and reception.



Selected Articles  and Book Chapters

  • “On Mothers and Whores: Gender in Roman Comedy;” in Martin Dinter (ed.) Cambridge Companion to Roman Comedy. Cambridge University Press, 2019.
  • “How to do Things with Words—and pictures;” in Stavros Frangulidis, Stephen Harrison, and Gesine Manuwald (eds.), Proceedings of The Eighth Trends in Classics Conference, Thessaloniki 2014; Walter deGruyter 2015.
  • “Projecting Lysistra: Aristophanes and Political Activism;” in Kathryn Bosher, Justine McConnell, Fiona Macintosh, and Patrice Rankine (eds.), Oxford Handbook of Greek Drama in the Americas. Oxford University Press, 2015: 575-594.
  • Dog-Love-Dog: Kynogamia and the Cynics’ Sexual Ethics;” in Mark Masteron, Nancy S. Rabinowitz, and James Robson (eds), Sex in Antiquity: Exploring Gender and Sexuality in the Ancient World. Routledge, 2015: 245-259.