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William Moebius

Professor & Department Chair

(413) 545-5811

324 Herter Hall

BA, Lawrence (Wis.), 1963; PhD, New York at Buffalo, 1970

Bill Moebius has taught in Comparative Literature—at the University of Massachusetts Amherst—for forty years, serving as Department Chair or Program Director for the past fifteen years. His publications include translations of all extant poetry of Philodemos for the Oxford/Penguin edition of the Greek Anthology and of Sophocles’ “Oedipus at Colonus” for a Bobbs-Merrill Anthology of Greek Tragedy. For the past twenty-one years he has published articles (in English and in French) on word and image or word and musical relations in Word & Image, Notebooks in Cultural AnalysisChildren’s Literature and elsewhere, lectured several times at the Institute International Charles Perrault in Paris, as well as at universities in Sweden, Finland, Germany, and Belgium. His most recent publications include his first electronic one: “La paix bucolique et les calamités des nations: enquête sur l'usage de la pastorale classique à l'heure du sacrifice (1914-1918)” in: La Violence: Cahiers Électroniques de l'imaginaire, 2006, n°4 and “Aller ailleurs: vers un sujet civilisé dans quelques albums de jeunesse d’entre les deux guerres.” in Structures et Pouvoirs des Imaginaires (Paris: l’Harmattan, 2007).

Professor Moebius served as President of the Association of Departments and Programs in Comparative Literature for eight years, and as an elected member of the Advisory Board of the American Comparative Literature Association from 2001-2005. He is on sabbatical leave for Spring, 2008.