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Mark Padilla

Mark Padilla

Distinguished Professor

McMurran Hall 159B
(757) 594-7051
mark.padilla@cnu.edu
https://cnu.academia.edu/MarkPadilla

Education

  • Ph D in Comparative Literature, Princeton University
  • MA in Comparative Literature, Princeton University
  • BA in Classical Studies and English, University of California, Santa Cruz

Teaching

Language courses on Ancient Greek and Latin; the histories and cultures of Greece and Rome, especially their literatures and myths; and the presences of antiquity in later expressions of art, film, and literature.

Research

Ancient Greek literature, myth, and society.
Classical reception in film and opera.
The films of Alfred Hitchcock.
Recent publications:
"Hitchcock's Textured Characters in The Skin Game," Hitchcock Annual, forthcoming.“
Classical Myth in Four Films of Alfred Hitchcock (Lexington Books, 2016).

Biography

Dr. Mark W. Padilla earned the BA in English and Classical Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and the Ph.D. and MA at Princeton University in Comparative Literature. His early publications focused on the figure of Heracles and primary authors of the fifth and fourth century BCE, including Aristophanes, Euripides, Plato, and Sophocles. More recently, he has explored the role of myth in 20th-century film, especially the movies of Alfred Hitchcock. For sixteen years he served as a dean or the provost at three liberal arts colleges.


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