Konstantinos P. Nikoloutsos, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Classics
Office: Bellarmine 322
Dr. Nikoloutsos is Associate Professor of Classics and Director of the Classical Studies Program. Prior to joining the faculty of Saint Joseph's University, he held non-tenure-track positions at the University of Liverpool, Florida Atlantic University, and Berea College. He has lectured widely in South America, including the University of Buenos Aires (appointment under the aegis of the Greek Embassy and the Hellenic Cultural Association Nostos), the Federal University of Paraná (Curitiba), the State University of Campinas, and more recently as Onassis Foundation (USA) Senior Visiting Scholar at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (Belo Horizonte), the University of Brasilia, the Federal University of Goiás (Goiânia), and the Federal University of Ceará (Fortaleza). Dr. Nikoloutsos has been awarded the prestigious Onassis Foundation Fellowship for International Scholars (AY 2018-2019) to conduct research in Greece and teach at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Department of Philology).
Ph.D., Classics, University of Birmingham (U.K.)
M.Sc., Classics, University of Edinburgh (U.K.)
B.A., Classics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece)
Dr. Nikoloutsos has taught Latin at all levels, from beginners' to upper-division topics, such as Roman Elegy, Oratory, Historiography, and Golden/Silver Age Latin Literature. He also offers a variety of courses in translation on annual rotation, including Love, Sex, Conquest: Classical Myth, Ancient Greece and Rome on Film, Sports and Spectacles in the Classical World, Mystery and Monuments: Ancient Greece, and Sexuality and Gender in the Ancient World.
Edited Volumes & Special Issues
2013 Ancient Greek Women in Film. Oxford: Oxford University Press (Classical Presences Series). Editor, author of the introduction, and contributor of a chapter.
2012 Reception of Greek and Roman Drama in Latin America. Special issue of Romance Quarterly 59.1. Guest editor, author of the introduction, and contributor of an article.
Refereed Articles & Book Chapters
"Classical Tradition in Brazil: Translation, Rewriting, and Reception” (co-authored with Rodrigo Tadeu Gonçalves)." Caletroscópio 6.1 (2018): 11-20.
“The Resurgence of the Epics in the 1950s: Classical Antiquity in Postwar Hollywood.” In A Companion to Ancient Greece and Rome on Screen. Ed. Arthur J. Pomeroy. Wiley-Blackwell: Malden, MA. 2017. 91-117.
“Sophocles’ Antigone” (co-authored with Rosa Andújar). In Portrayals of Antigone in Portugal: 20th and 21st Century Rewritings of the Antigone Myth. Ed. Carlos Morais, Lorna Hardwick, and Maria de Fátima Silva. Brill: Leiden. 2017. 13-26.
“Helen’s Semiotic Body: Ancient and Modern Representations.” Eros e Helena, de Tróia a Vila Rica. Special Issue of Nuntius Antiquus 12.1 (2016): 187-213.
"From Text to Screen: Celluloid Helens and Female Stardom in the 1950s." The Cambridge Classical Journal 61 (2015): 70-90.
“Cubanizing Greek Drama: José Triana’s Medea in the Mirror (1960).” In Oxford Handbook of Greek Drama in the Americas. Ed. †Kathryn Bosher, Fiona Macintosh, Justine McConnell, and Patrice Rankine. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2015. 333-358.
“Introduction.” In Ancient Greek Women in Film. Ed. Konstantinos P. Nikoloutsos. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2013. 1-15.
“Between Family and the Nation: Gorgo in the Cinema.” In Ancient Greek Women in Film. Ed. Konstantinos P. Nikoloutsos. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2013. 255-278.
“Reviving the Past: Cinematic History and Popular Memory in The 300 Spartans (1962).” Classical World 106.2 (2013): 261-283.
“Introduction.” Reception of Greek and Roman Drama in Latin America. Special issue of Romance Quarterly 59.1 (2012): 1-5.
“Seneca in Cuba: Gender, Race, and the Revolution in José Triana’s Medea en el espejo.” Reception of Greek and Roman Drama in Latin America. Special issue of Romance Quarterly 59.1 (2012): 19-35.
“From Tomb to Womb: Tibullus 1.1 and the Discourse of Masculinity in Post-Civil War Rome.” Scholia 20 (2011): 52-71.
“The Boy as Metaphor: The Hermeneutics of Homoerotic Desire in Tibullus 1.9.” Helios 38.1 (2011): 27-57.
“Appropriating Greek Myth: Female Sacrifice and Argentine Patriarchal Society in Inés de Oliveira Cézar’s Extranjera.” Classical Receptions Journal 2.1 (2010): 92-113.
“The Alexander Bromance: Male Desire and Gender Fluidity in Oliver Stone’s Historical Epic.” Queer Icons from Greece and Rome. Special issue of Helios 35.2 (2008): 223-251.
“Beyond Sex: The Poetics and Politics of Pederasty in Tibullus 1.4.” Phoenix 61.1-2 (2007): 55-82.
Grants and Awards
- Onassis Foundation (Greece) Fellowship for International Scholars (Category D). AY 2018-2019.
- Onassis Foundation (USA) Senior Visiting Scholar. Spring 2016.
- Michael J. Morris Grant for Scholarly Research. Saint Joseph's University. AY 2014-2015.
- Gilbert Murray Trust (U.K.): Classical Award. Spring 2014.
- Loeb Classical Library Foundation Fellowship. Harvard University. AY 2012-2013.
- Summer Research Grant. Saint Joseph’s University. 2011.
- 2008 Paul Rehak Prize: Awarded by the Lambda Classical Caucus for my article “Beyond Sex: The Poetics and Politics of Pederasty in Tibullus 1.4.” Phoenix 61.1-2 (2007): 55-82.
Dr. Nikoloutsos' research focuses on two different areas of classical reception: cinematic recreations of antiquity from the postwar era and the afterlife of Greco-Roman drama in Latin American theater and film. He has also published on Roman elegy and ancient sexuality. He is the recipient of the 2008 Paul Rehak Prize awarded by the Lambda Classical Caucus (an affiliate organization of the Society for Classical Studies, the premier association for classicists in North America) to honor scholarly excellence in the field of homoeroticism in the Greco-Roman world. His honors also include the Loeb Classical Library Fellowship (Harvard University), one of the most prestigious international fellowships for classicists, as well as his participation as a Senior Visiting Scholar in the Onassis Foundation University Seminars Program. In June 2014, he co-organized (with Rosa Andújar) an international conference at University College London (U.K.) under the title "Greeks and Romans on the Latin American Stage," which led to a large collection of papers currently under editorial review.