Emily West

Associate Professor

651-690-6069

ebwest@stkate.edu

  • Greek and Sanskrit Epic
  • Composition and transmission of oral literature
  • Relations between ancient Greece and Persia
  • Pedagogy
  • Fontography: Avesta and Pahlavi

Ph.D., Greek
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2004

Master of Arts, Comparative Literature
University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, 1994

Bachelor of Arts, History
Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 1991

West, E. (2010). "A Quartet of Graeco-Aryan Demi-goddesses: Leukothea, Eidothea, Ulupi and Varga." Journal of Indo-European Studies 38. (1-25)

West, E. (2005). "An Indic Reflex of the Homeric Cyclopeia." Classical Journal 101.2. (125-60)

West, E. "Circe, Calypso, Hiḍimbā: The Odyssey And Graeco-Aryan Proto-Epic." Journal of Indo-European Studies.

West, E. (2011). "Making Assessment Work for Us." Classical Journal 107.1. (98-107)

West, E. (2010). "Marriage, Cosmic Tranquility, and the Homeric Retiring Scene." Classical World 104.1. (17-28 )

West, E. (2009). "Married Hero / Single Princess: Homer's Nausicaa and the Indic Citrangada." Journal of Indo-European Studies 37. (214-224)

West, E. "Nausicaa and Iphthime: The Dark Side of the Girl at the Spring."

West, E. (2008). "Now Pass Your Paper to Your Neighbor…:” A Disrespected, Under-Utilized and Highly Effective Teaching Strategy." Classical Journal 104.1. (59-62)

West, E. (2006). "The Goddess Takes the Reins: Diomedes' Aristeia and Bhisma and Ganga in the Mahabharata." Studia Indo-Europea 3. (237-258)

West, E. "The Tale of Cyavana and Sukanyā: A Case Study in the Evolution of Narrative." Oral Tradition.

Book Review

West, E. (2008). "Review of The Iliad: Structure, Myth, and Meaning," by Bruce Louden

Edited Book

West, E. (2010). The Transformation of Rśyaśrnga: Towards a Comparative Approach to Evaluating Proposed Narrative Parallels, Maryland, CDL Press

West, E. The Wild Man and the Courtesan: An Episode from Near Eastern Epic in the Mahabharata

West, E. (2014). "“The Way of Kings with Deer is as it is with Enemies”: Five Variations on a Prominent and Recurring Constellation of Motifs in Sanskrit Epic." Orality and Literacy XI

West, E. (2013). "Nausicaa and Iphthime: The Dark Side of the Woman at the Well." 2013 Annual Meeting of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South

West, E. (2013). "Approaches to Understanding the Shared Heritage of the Greek and Sanskrit Epics." The 2013 Asia Forum at the U.S. Naval Academy

West, E. (2013). "Teaching the Greek and Sanskrit Epics." A seminar delivered to the faculty of the Department of History at the U.S. Naval Academy

West, E. (2012). "The Transformation of Cyavana: A case Study in the Evolution of Narrative." Orality and Literacy X

West, E. (2012). "The Transformation of Cyavana: A Study in the Transformation of Oral Narrative." 143rd Annual Meeting of the American Philological Association in Philadelphia, PA

West, E. & Abusch, T. (2008). "Near Eastern Borrowings in the Mahabharata”." The Sixth Symposium of the Melammu Project, Dedicated to the Intellectual Heritage of Assyria and Babylonia in East and West

West, E. (2008). "A Brief Discussion of the Homeric Retiring Scene." 2007 Annual Meeting of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South, Tucson, Arizona

West, E. (2008). "Two Wild Men Transformed: Towards a Comparative Model for Evaluating Proposed Narrative Parallels." Invited Lecture, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts

West, E. (2007). "Lady in the Water: Ino, Eidothea, and Their Indic Relatives." 2007 Annual Meeting of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South, Cincinnati, OH

West, E. & Abusch, T. (2007). "The Wild Man and the Courtesan: An Episode from Near Eastern Epic in the Mahabharata." 2007 Annual Meeting of the American Oriental Society, San Antonio, TX

West, E. (2006). "Married Hero/Single Princess: Homer's Nausicaa and Indic Citrangada." 2006 Annual Meeting of the American Philological Association, Montreal, Canada

West, E. (2005). "The Goddess Takes the Reins: Diomedes' Aristeia and Ganga and Bhisma in the Mahabharata." 2005 Annual Meeting of the American Philological Association, Boston, MA

West, E. (2004). "Circe and Calypso's Indic Sister." 2004 Annual Meeting of the American Philological Association, San Francisco, CA

West, E. (2000). "Puella ex Machina: Female Assistants in the Mahabharata." 29th Annual Conference on South Asia, Madison, WI

West, E. (1999). "Women's Advice in Greek and Sanskrit Epic." 28th Annual Conference on South Asia, Madison, WI