- Ph.D., English and Comparative Literature, Purdue University, 1992
Dr. Djelal’s research and teaching focus on the Classical Tradition in American and European literatures. In addition to Classical Myth, she teaches a number of courses that she has developed for the department of CAMS. These include environmental concerns of antiquity, the figure of the hero in myth and the classics and their modern interpretations in literature and film.
Melville’s Antithetical Muse: Reading the Shorter Poems. University of Valencia Press. Biblioteca Javier Coy d'estudis nord-americans. 2013.
“Poe and the Ancients, Thresholds of Anxiety.” In Poe in the Century of Anxiety. Luisa Juarez, ed. Alcalá de Henares, Madrid: Instituto Franklin de Estudios Norteamericanos (2010): 167-172.
“Transplantation: Sowing Unsustainability.” In Trans/American, Trans/Oceanic, Trans/Lation: Issues in International American Studies. Eds. Susana Araújo, João Ferreira Durarte & Marta Pacheco Pinto. Cambridge Scholars Publishing (2010): 311-321.
“The Shape of the Whale: Flukes and Other Tales.” Leviathan 7. 2 (2005): 47-53.
“Introduction to Selections from: Homeric Hymn to Apollon; Pindar, “Processional Song: On Delos”; Lucian, A True History.” In Beyond the Floating Islands. Eds. Stephanos Stephanides and Susan Bassnett. A COTEPRA Project (Comparative Literature Theory and Practice, A European Union Funded Project). Bologna: University of Bologna Press (2002): 17-19; 21-22.
“Lessons on Landing: Odysseus and Aeneas.” In Interruptions: Essays on the Poetics/Politics of Space. Eds. Lorraina Pinnell & Roberto D’Alonzo. Eastern Mediterranean University Press (2002): 57-64.
Phantoms’ Last Words: Twentieth-Century Avatars of Helen of Troy and Cassandra. Classical and Modern, Literature 18.4 (1998): 293-301
“’After the Pleasure Party’: Melville’s Classical Agon.” Classical and Modern Literature: A Quarterly. 17:3 (Spring 1997): 207-215.