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Dr. Edmund Cueva

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Edmund Cueva

Professor of Humanities

Office: S1057
713-226-5543
cuevae@uhd.edu

Ed Cueva's areas of expertise, teaching, and publication include the Graeco-Roman world, the ancient Near East and Egypt, the ancient novel, mythology, ancient literature and the occult, and patristics. He has published nine books; the most recent are ICAN IV Acta: The Ancient Novel and the Frontiers of Genre (co-editor with Drs. Marília P. Futre Pinheiro [Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal] and Gareth Schmeling [University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida], Eelde, The Netherlands: Barkhius, 2014) and A Companion to the Ancient Novel (co-editor with Shannon N. Byrne [Wiley-Blackwell, 2014]). He has also published over twenty-five peer-reviewed articles; the most recent are "Educated Cultures: Ancient Narratives and the Graphic Novel," which will appear in the special Works and Days "Comics, Graphic Novels, Education, and Culture" issue and "The Classics and Countee Cullen," Journal of Interdisciplinary Humanities 30.2 (2013): 24–36. Additionally, he has delivered more than sixty competitive abstract conferences paper at regional, national, and international venues. He has twenty-six years teaching experience; in addition to teaching at UHD, he has taught at the University of Florida, Loyola University Chicago, University of Cincinnati-Claremont College, and Xavier University.

International Conference on the Ancient Novel


Ed Cueva holds a PhD in Classics from Loyola University Chicago. He is a Professor of Classics and Humanities and has been chair of the Arts and Humanities Department at the University of Houston-Downtown since the Fall of 2009. Dr. Cueva has also been a research fellow, department chair, director of honors programs, and director of core curricula at other institutions.



​HUM 2301 Foundations of Western Culture I

HUM 2301 Foundations of Western Culture II

HUM 3310 Cultural Criticism

HUM 3314 Studies in Autobiography

HUM 3320 Foreign Language Literature in Translation

HUM 3327 Myth and Film

HUM 3335 Ancient Near Eastern Art & Archaeology

HUM 3336 Greek Art & Archaeology

HUM 4313 Psychology Through Literature

HUM 4316 The Early Christian Church

HUM 4317 World Mythology

​Ed Cueva holds a doctorate in Classics from Loyola University Chicago and is professor of Classics and Humanities at UHD. His areas of expertise, teaching, and publication include the Graeco-Roman world, the ancient Near East and Egypt, the ancient novel, mythology, ancient literature and the occult, and patristics. He has published nine books; the most recent are ICAN IV Acta: The Ancient Novel and the Frontiers of Genre (co-editor with Drs. Marília P. Futre Pinheiro [Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal] and Gareth Schmeling [University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida], Eelde, The Netherlands: Barkhius, 2014) and A Companion to the Ancient Novel (co-editor with Shannon N. Byrne [Wiley-Blackwell, 2014]). He has also published over twenty-five peer-reviewed articles; the most recent are "Educated Cultures: Ancient Narratives and the Graphic Novel," which will appear in the special Works and Days "Comics, Graphic Novels, Education, and Culture" issue and "The Classics and Countee Cullen" Journal of Interdisciplinary Humanities 30.2 (2013): 24 “36. Additionally, he has delivered more than sixty competitive abstract conferences paper at regional, national, and international venues. He has twenty-eight years teaching experience; in addition to teaching at UHD, he has taught at the University of Florida, Loyola University Chicago, University of Cincinnati-Claremont College, and Xavier University.

  • The Petronian Newsletter
  • The Classics and Countee Cullen," Journal of Interdisciplinary Humanities 30.2 (2013): 24–36.
  • A Companion to the Ancient Novel, co-editor with Shannon N. Byrne (Wiley-Blackwell, 2014).
  • Foreword to Harold Zellner's The Poetic Style of the Greek Poet Sappho: A Study in Word Playfulness (The Edwin Mellen Press: Lewiston, New York, 2010).
  •  "Greek Tragedy and/in the Ancient Novel" in The Encyclopedia of Greek Tragedy, ed. Hanna Roisman (John Wiley & Sons, 2013). 617–620.
  • ICAN IV Acta: The Ancient Novel and the Frontiers of Genre, co-editor with Drs. Marília P. Futre Pinheiro (Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal) and Gareth Schmeling (University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida). Eelde, The Netherlands: Barkhius, 2014.
  • Jesuit Education and the Classics. 2009. CSP. Co-edited with Shannon N. Byrne and Frederick Benda, SJ.
  • "The Literary Myth in the Novel" in Intende, Lector – Echoes of Myth, Religion and Ritual in the Ancient Novel, eds. Marília P. Futre Pinheiro, Anton Bierl, and Roger Beck (Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter, 2013) 24–28.
  • "Mexico's Phoenix and Tenth Muse: Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz and the Command to Abandon the Classics" in Philologiae Flores: Estudios en homenaje a Amalia Nocito (Editorial de la Facultad de Filosofía y Letras: Buenos Aires, 2010) 439–451.
  • "Novel, Roman." In Oxford Bibliographies Online: Classics, http://www.oxfordbibliographies.com/view/document/obo-9780195389661/obo-9780195389661-0008.xml).
  • Humanities Education and Research Association Scholarly Achievement Award, 2013.
  • Humanities Education and Research Association Scholarly Achievement Award, 2014.
  • Invited to participate by Dr. Nadia Scippacercola (Università degli Studi di Napoli 'Federico II') to be part of a research project titled "Ancient Novel. Investigation by Intertextual Assays and 'Narrative Transparencies': The Violence and the Horror in the Roman Empire." The Italian government will be funding this project.
  • Invited to participate by Marília P. Futre Pinheiro (Professor of Classical Languages and Literature, Universidade de Lisboa) in FCT (Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia), which is a sequel to ICAN (International Conference on the Ancient Novel). As far as research is concerned, and its main issues will be the ancient novel and related areas (myth, reception, modern and ancient literary theory, politics and social questions, history, religion, Early Christian and Jewish Narrative, gender and sex, mystery cults, etc). The project had the duration of three years (from 2010 to 2013). The research program included, besides publications, small colloquia, round-tables and symposia.

 

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