Deborah MacInnes

Adjunct Assistant Professor in Classical Studies


Department of Classical Studies
Jones Hall 210
Tulane University
New Orleans, LA 70118


Ph.D. in English, Cornell University, Department of English
Ph.D. in Classical Studies, Duke University, Department of Classics
M.A. in Latin, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Classics


Greek and Latin languages; Greek tragedy; mythology; Homer and epics through the ages; the influence of classical authors on English literature; Greek religion



Lecturer, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
1997-1998 Visiting Assistant Professor, Allegheny College, Meadville, PA
Fall 1998 Visiting Instructor, Monmouth University, Monmouth, NJ
Spring 1999 Visiting Assistant Professor, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT
2000-2004 Assistant Professor, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
2004-2005 Visiting Assistant Professor, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC
2005-2006 Assistant Professor, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
2006-2008 Teacher, Jesuit High School, New Orleans, LA
2008-2009 Instructor, Delgado Community College, New Orleans, LA
2009-2010 Instructor, Saint Joseph Seminary College, Saint Benedict, LA
2010-present Adjunct Assistant Professor, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA


Martin B. Sampson Teaching Fellowship, Cornell University
Messenger-Chalmers Prize for Graduate Students, Cornell University
Fulbright Scholarship, American School of Classical Studies, Athens, summer 1996
"Managing the Archaeological Evidence, Test Case: Akrotiri, Thera," a course led by Professors Christos Doumas and Andreas Vlachopoulos, College Year in Athens, summer 2004
Cambridge CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults), Playa del Carmen, Mexico, summer 2009


"Boethius." In Spenser Encyclopedia. Ed. A. C. Hamilton. London, 1990.

"Dirum Ostentum: Bee Swarm Prodigies at Roman Military Camps" (Latomus, 2000).

"Divine Vulnerability: Callimachus' Fifth Hymn, the Baths of Pallas" (Classical Bulletin, 2005).

"Second-Guessing the Prophet: Jocasta, Tiresias, and The Lille Papyrus" (QUCC, 2008).

Book review of The Seer in Ancient Greece by M. A. Flower (Classical Outlook, 2009).


LATN 2030 Introduction to Literature
GREK 3070 Greek Tragedy

CLAS 1040 Mythology
CLAS 1040H Honors Mythology

HISA/CLAS 1000 The Ancient Near East and Greece


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