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  Daniel Selden

Daniel Selden

Professor Emeritus

831-459-2175 (Office)

831-423-0862 (Message)

831-706-8060 (cell)


Humanities Division

Literature Department

Professor Emeritus


Jewish Studies
Classical Studies
Italian Studies


Ancient World / Classics
Middle East Studies
Bilingualism, Multilingualism
Critical Theory
Cultural Studies
Mediterranean Studies
Jewish Studies and Judaism

Humanities 1 639

Monday 3:30-4:45 PM

Humanities Academic Services

Ph.D. Yale University (Comparative Literature)
B.A. Yale University (Art History; Italian Literature)

Hellenistic Literature
Mediterranean Studies
Literary Theory
Film Studies
Reception Studies
Politics and Literature

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

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

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

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

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