Ted Gellar-Goad is a Teacher-Scholar Postdoctoral Fellow in Classical Languages at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC. He received his Ph.D. in 2012 from the UNC-Chapel Hill Classics department. His dissertation book project, “Lucretius’ De Rerum Natura and Satire,” examines the connections in Lucretius’ poem both to the Roman genre of satura and to the broader mode of satire in Graeco-Roman poetry.
Ted’s research and teaching interests include Republican and Augustan poetry, Greek comedy, gender studies, poetic meter, and ritual. Ted has delivered 20 conference papers (with 3 more upcoming), has published an article in CJ 107.2, has two reviews on BMCR (from 2010 and 2011), and has another article forthcoming. He has also received numerous awards for excellence in research, academics, and teaching—most recently UNC’s prestigious Chancellor’s Tanner Award for outstanding undergraduate teaching.
Ted is active in academic service at both the institutional and national level; he has recently completed three years as a member of the steering committee for the Women’s Classical Caucus and has worked with the APA Division on Outreach to compile indices of classical scholars who specialize in music and in performance.
Ted also composes chamber, orchestral, and computer music, and his works have been performed across the east coast, from Florida to Massachusetts. He is currently Composer in Residence for the NEH summer institute on the performance of Roman comedy. He has been a member of Alpha Chapter of Mu Beta Psi, National Honorary Musical Fraternity, since 2001.
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