Madeleine Goh

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Classical Studies


  • B.A. at University of Washington, 1997
  • Ph.D. at Harvard University, 2004

Research Interests

  • Greek Tragedy
  • Archaic Poetry
  • Greek intellectual history

Contact Information

Ballantine Hall, Room 568


My research and teaching focus on Greek poetry and culture. I am particularly interested in the intersection between language, politics, and performance. For example, in my current book project, Intimations of Immortality: Poetics of Charioteers in Ancient Greece, I examine how recurring images of charioteers in Greek literature evoke not only wealth, gods, heroes, and athletes but also a nexus of concepts as seemingly varied as immortality, wisdom, tyranny, sexuality, youth, and citizenship. Other ongoing projects include articles on the language of conflict in Greek tragedy, initiation rites, and narratology in the Iliad.

Courses Recently Taught

  • Ancient Greek Culture
  • Greek Poetry Survey
  • Rites of Passage in Ancient Greece
  • Greek Drama
  • Euripides' Hippolytos
  • Beginning Greek
  • Intermediate Greek: Homer