Cogut Institute for the Humanities

Hannah Rose Silverblank

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Departments of Classics and Comparative Literature and the Cogut Institute for the Humanities
Project "Listening to the Monster in Greek Poetry"
Last updated June 29, 2022

Biography

Hannah Rose Silverblank is Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Critical Classical Reception in the Departments of Classics and Comparative Literature and the Cogut Institute for the Humanities. Her research focuses on how meaning is constituted and exchanged across time, languages, species, and embodied differences. Her book project, “Listening to the Monster in Greek Poetry,” tunes into the monster’s cosmic positioning in more-than-human worlds by attending to the aesthetics of nonhuman sonic expression in ancient Greek poetry. Several of her recent and forthcoming publications have focused on the role of disability and/or queerness in translation theory, lexicography, reception theory, and the occult arts and sciences. Her teaching philosophy is informed by her research in disability studies and the wisdom of disability justice movements. She is therefore committed to creating inclusive and collaborative classroom experiences for her students. She earned her DPhil in classical languages and literature at the University of Oxford in 2017, and she taught in various humanities departments at Haverford College from 2017–22.