Please welcome Serena Witzke (Ph.D. UNC-Chapel Hill) to the Dept. of the Classics as the new visiting position in Classics and Classical Reception for 2016-17. Dr. Witzke specializes in Roman and Greek comedy, women and gender in the ancient world, and the reception of the classical tradition. Her dissertation focused on Oscar Wilde and the ancient comic recognition plot. A recent publication, "Harlots, Tarts, and Hussies? A Problem of Terminology for Sex Labor in Roman Comedy" (Helios 42.1 (Spring 2015) 7-27) won the Women’s Classical Caucus Barbara McManus Award for Best Published Article in 2016. Dr. Witzke has recent teaching experience at at Ohio Wesleyan University and Wake Forest University. She will be teaching “Ancient Greek and Roman Religion", "Classical Allusions in Cinema"  and "The Comic Imagination" in the fall.