Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
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Robyn Walsh

Robyn Walsh

Visiting Instructor of Religion
Visiting Instructor of Classics

 

An alumna from Wheaton College (2002), I am currently a PhD candidate at Brown University in Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean, specializing in the study of early Christianity, ancient Judaism and Roman archaeology. I expect to complete my degree in 2013. At present I am writing my dissertation, The Beginnings of Gospel Literature, under Drs. Stan Stowers (director) and Ross Kraemer (Brown University) and Dr. David Konstan (NYU).

Degrees

Ph.D., Brown University (expected 2013)
M.A., Brown University
M.Div., Harvard University
B.A., Wheaton College, Phi Beta Kappa, class valedictorian (Meneely Prize)

Research Interests

Early Christianity/Religious Studies: History of Interpretation of the Synoptic Gospels; Critical Reevaluation and History of Q Scholarship; The Genuine Pauline Letters; Influence of German Romanticism on Early Christian/Religious Studies; Cognitive Science

Material Culture: Diaspora Archaeology; Influence of the World Wars on Early Christian/Religious Studies; Intersections Between Roman Archaeology and Twentieth-century Fascist Europe (particularly Spain and Italy)

Teaching Interests

Early Christianity/New Testament: New Testament and Early Christian Literature; The Genuine Pauline Letters; Women in the Ancient World; Historiography; Q

Wider Greco-Roman/Jewish Literature: Philo of Alexandria; Greco-Roman Philosophy; Greco-Roman Biography; Greek Novels; New Comedy; Apocalyptic Literature

Material Culture: Archaeology of the Jewish Diaspora; Art and Epigraphy of the Roman Catacombs; Augustan-era Roman Art and Architecture; Roman Entertainments

Religious Studies: Cognitive Science and the Humanities; Theory and Method; Gender Studies; German Romanticism; Philosophy of Religion

Publications

“Civic and Subversive Biography in Antiquity,” co-authored with David Konstan, in K. de Temmerman, ed., Fictional Lives. Ancient Biography and Fictionality. Cambridge University Press, 2012.

“A Bibliography of Books on Luke-Acts, 1980-2005,” in F. Bovon, Luke the Theologian, Second Revised Edition. Baylor University Press, 2006, pp. 567-622.

Also found in the French language version Luc le théologien, 2006 as “Complément Bibliographique  L’Évangile De Luc Et Les Actes Des Apôtres,”  pp. 519-563.

“Bibliographic Index on Acts 1-28, 1980-2005,” in F. Bovon, Luke the Theologian, Second Revised Edition. Baylor University Press, 2006, pp. 627-629.

Also found in the French language version Luc le théologien, 2006 as “Index Bibliographique Les Actes Des Apôtres 1980-2005,” pp. 579-581.

“Bibliographic and Thematic Index on Luke-Acts,” with F. Bovon, in Bovon, Luke the Theologian, Second Revised Edition. Baylor University Press, 2006, pp. 631-645.

Also found in the French language version Luc le théologien, 2006 as “Index Bibliographique et Thématique Luc-Actes 1980-2005,” pp. 565-574.

“Thessaloniki,” with Laura Nasrallah, in H. Koester, ed., Cities of Paul: Images and Interpretations from the Harvard New Testament and Archaeology Project (CD-ROM). Fortress Press, 2005.

Articles In Progress

“Dialogue Hymns and New Comedy,” co-authored with Susan Harvey, in progress for Journal of Early Christian Studies

“A Reconsideration of the So-called Synagogue-Basilica of Elche, Spain,” in progress for Journal of Ancient Judaism 

I am also currently working on another collaborative project which compares the infancy gospels of Jesus with the "Superboy" Superman comic books of the 1940s-1970s, as well as contributions to an upcoming Oxford publication on ancient biography and an edited volume on ancient Christian and Jewish narratives.