Mira Seo

Humanities (Literature)

Director, Common Curriculum
Associate Professor

Email: mira.seo@yale-nus.edu.sg

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A classics major at Swarthmore College, Associate Professor Mira Seo graduated from the Honours programme with High Honours in 1995. From 1995-1998 she studied at Christ Church College, Oxford, earning her second BA in Greats. In 2004, she received her PhD in Classics from Princeton University. After teaching at Swarthmore College as a visitor in 2004-2005, Assoc Prof Seo joined the departments of Classical Studies and Comparative Literature at University of Michigan as an assistant professor in 2005. Upon earning tenure at the University of Michigan in 2012, she joined the inaugural faculty of Yale-NUS College.

Roman poetry of the imperial period, especially Ovid, Seneca, Statius, and Martial
Comparative Classics and reception

“Aesthetics of Enlightenment: Philosophical Continuity and Rhetorical Innovation in the Poetics of Roman Architecture,” in Old Society, New Belief: Religious Transformation of China and Rome, ca. 1st-6th Centuries, Poo, M. and Drake, H.A., eds. (OUP 2017: 53-68).

Exemplary Traits: Reading Characterization in Roman Poetry (2013) Oxford University Press

Literature and Humanities I (Common Curriculum)
Introduction to Roman Literary Cultures
Food and Ethics in Roman Literature and Culture
Epic and Gangster Film
Love in Antiquity: Eros in Translation