Assistant Professor of Greek, Latin, and Ancient Mediterranean Studies and Humanities
Greek, Latin, and Ancient Mediterranean Studies Department
Division of Literature and Languages
Alice Hu studies Latin literature of the early imperial period, with particular interests in Latin epic poetry and intertextuality. Past research projects have focused on Vergil’s use of tragic allusion in the Aeneid. Alice is particularly interested in trauma and PTSD in ancient literature; her current research project focuses on Statius’ Thebaid, examining the epic’s preoccupation with survivors and survival in the context of larger discourses about the traumas of civil war that characterize literature produced in the aftermath of the Roman civil war of 69 CE. Alice has taught courses in Latin and Greek at all levels, on Roman topography and history, and on the mythological figure of Hercules through the ages; at Reed, she will teach both languages and in the Humanities 110 program. Prior to coming to Reed, she taught at Gustavus Adolphus College. Before that, she was Resident Instructor at the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome. Alice earned her B.A. in Classics and History from Stanford University and her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.