2016, BA Religious Studies, Palm Beach Atlantic University
2021, MA Liberal Arts, University of Pennsylvania
Emily Waller Singeisen is a current PhD student and teaching fellow. As a graduate student and an educator, she has taught courses and developed curriculum in literature, film, and classical reception in English literature and popular culture. She is a graduate of the Masters of Liberal Arts program at the University of Pennsylvania where her research concentrations included the ancient novel and its reception, gender and queer theory, and psychoanalysis. Her published work has examined the formation of gendered subjectivity in the ancient novel through the framework of Freud’s female Oedipus complex, and she continues to investigate the ways in which contemporary theory might enrich our reading of ancient literature.
“Gender Constitution and Reversible Potentiality: The Making of the Masculine Subject in Longus’ Daphnis and Chloe” in differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 33, no. 1.
Recipient of the 2022 Ancient Worlds, Modern Communities Grant by the Society for Classical Studies for the project “Mythic Women / Modern Incarnations,” a public art installation and lecture deepening local engagement with feminist approaches to the Classics.