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Shane Hawkins

Associate Professor, Director of the College of the Humanities

Degrees:BA, University of Minnesota; MStudies, Corpus Christi, Oxford; MA and PhD, UNC-Chapel Hill; Fulbright Vienna, Institut für Sprachwissenschaft, Indogermanistik.
Phone:613-520-2600 x 8143
Office:300 Paterson Hall


I came to Carleton in 2005. I teach Ancient Greek and Latin language courses, classical mythology, Greek literature, Greek civilization, and sometimes Old Persian and Old Norse. Since 2016 I have served as the Director of the College of the Humanities.

Research Interests

Historical and comparative Indo-European linguistics, especially Greek and Latin; Greek lyric and invective poetry (esp. Archilochus, Hipponax); Catullus; Digital Humanities. Currently in preparation:

  • with Carleton students, an edition of Antonius Parthenius’ fifteenth-century commentary on Catullus.
  • Greek Iambic Poetry. Aris & Philips.
  • with Michael Weiss, Outline of the Historical and Comparative Grammar of Ancient Greek.


2020    co-investigator with Michael Sampson (applicant), SSHRC Connection Grant: Digital Corpus of Literary Papyri Workshop.

2016    co-investigator with Richard Mann (applicant), SSHRC Connection Grant: Humanities in a Digitized World.


2021 (editor) Access and Control in the Digital Humanities. Routledge Press

2013    Studies in the Language of Hipponax. Bremen.

Some Publications

(forthcoming) “Game of Throws: Some Ritual Elements in Hipponax.” In: V. Cazzato and E. Prodi, eds. Framing Hipponax. Cambridge University Press.

2019    “Archilochus 222W and 39W: Allusion and Reception, Hesiod and Catullus.” Philologus 163(2), 16-46.

2018    “Catullus c. 11 and the Iambic Herald.” Paideia: rivista di filologia, ermeneutica e critica letteraria 73, 1605-1616; special issue in honor of Giuseppe G. Biondi, Catullus: models, manuscript traditionFortleben.

2018    “Selig wer auch Zeichen gibt: Leibniz as Historical Linguist.” The European Legacy 23(5), 510-521.

2014    “Catullus c. 60: Lesbia, Medea, Clodia, Scylla.” American Journal of Philology 135(4), 559-598.

2012    “A Linguistic Analysis of the Vase Inscriptions of Sophilos.” Glotta 88, 122-165.

2012    “The Oscanism salaputium in Catullus 53.” Transactions of the American Philological Association 142(2), 329–353.