Shadi Bartsch-Zimmer


Shadi Bartsch-Zimmer is the Helen A. Regenstein Distinguished Service Professor in Classics and the Program in Gender Studies. She is the author of Decoding the Ancient Novel: The Reader and the Role of Description in Heliodorus and Achilles Tatius (Princeton, 1989), Actors in the Audience: Theatricality and Doublespeak from Nero to Hadrian (Cambridge MA, 1994), Ideology in Cold Blood: A Reading of Lucan’s “Civil War” (Cambridge MA, 1998), and The Mirror of the Self: Sexuality, Self-Knowledge, and the Gaze in the Early Roman Empire (Chicago, 2006). She has also edited volumes on the history of rhetoric, Eros, ekphrasis, and Seneca. Her teaching is primarily devoted to Roman literature and culture, and her current research addresses the reception of the Classics in modern China.