Centre College Faculty
Jane Wilson Joyce• Charles J. Luellen Professor Emerita of Classics
Office: Crounse Hall—449
Jane Joyce retired in 2012 as Luellen Professor Emerita of Classics. She joined Centre's faculty in 1978.
A classical scholar with wide-ranging interests, Joyce regularly taught classes in Latin language and literature, ancient epic and lyric poetry, Greco-Roman drama, classical mythology, and creative writing. She played a key role in establishing Centre's major in the classics and has played a leadership role in the college's humanities program.
Her translation of Lucan’s Pharsalia was published by Cornell University Press (1993), and she has translated Catullus' lyrics for a collection of Latin literature. Joyce is the author of Beyond the Blue Mountains, a narrative sequence of poems that has been presented several times at Centre in a readers' theatre. She also has published The Quilt Poems (Mill Springs Press, 1984 and 1986, and Gnomon Press, 1991). Her translation and commentary on Statius’ epic, Thebaid—A Song of Thebes, was published by Cornell University Press in 2008.
Joyce has been honored at Centre with the designation as a Distinguished Professor of Humanities.
She holds a B.A. from Bryn Mawr College, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in classics from the University of Texas at Austin.
To read an alumnus’s tribute to Dr. Joyce, click here. To read about her recently published works, click here.
To read "A Conversation with Jane Wilson Joyce" published upon her retirement in the summer 2012 issue of Centrepiece, click here. File last updated: 5/1/13