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Debbie Felton
Associate Professor
Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 1995

533 Herter Hall
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003

413.545.5780 office
413.545.6995 fax

Personal Web Page / Course Information

Research Interests
Classical mythology; folklore in classical literature; classical tradition

Recent Publications
Accepted. “The Motif of the ‘Mutilated Hero’ in Herodotus.” Phoenix.

2013. "Apuleius' Cupid Considered as a Lamia (Metamorphoses 5.17-18)" Illinois Classical Studies 38: 229-244.

2013. "Were Vergil's Harpies Menstruating?" The Classical Journal 108.4: 405-18.

2013.  Eleven entries for The Ashgate Encyclopedia of Literary and Cinematic Monsters, edited by Jeffrey Weinstock. Ashgate Publishers:

-- "Bates, Norman"
-- "Bell Witch"
-- "Blob, The"
-- "Cerberus"
-- "Fly, The"
-- "Ghost, Introdcution"
-- "Ghost, Classical and Medieval"
-- "Ghost, United States and Canada"
-- "Horla, The"
-- "Hydra"
-- "Poltergeist"

2012.  Entries for The Encyclopedia of Ancient History, edited by Roger Bagnall et al.:

-- "Cannibalism" (with David Warburton)
-- "Demons, Judaism"
-- "Teeth"

2012. "Rejecting and Embracing the Monstrous in Ancient Greece and Rome."In The Ashgate Research Companion to Monsters and the Monstrous, edited by Asa Mittman and Peter Dendle. 103-131.

2012. "Monstrosity or Disability? Ancient Accounts of Accelerated Ageing," Folklore, 123: 1-7.

2010. "An Early Roman Analogue for the 'Shoe My Foot' Stanzas?" Folk Music Journal 11.1: 123-130.

2010. "Scary Stories and Tales of the Dead." Iris, Autumn 2010, issue XIII: 17-21.

2010. "Why Alexander Founded Alexandrias, Not Athens(es)." World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras. ABC-CLIO. Web. 10 Sept. 2010 <>.


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