Walter D. Penrose, Jr.
Walter Duvall Penrose, Jr. PhD (City University of New York, 2006) specializes in the History of Gender and Sexuality in Ancient Greek, Hellenistic, and South Asian contexts. He is the author of Postcolonial Amazons: Female Masculinity and Courage in Ancient Greek and Sanskrit Literature (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016). Walter’s other publications include “Hidden in History: Female Homoeroticism and Women of a Third Nature in the South Asian Past,” Journal of the History of Sexuality 10:1 (2001), “Colliding Cultures: Masculinity and Homoeroticism in Mughal and Early Colonial South Asia,” in Queer Masculinities 1550 to 1800: Siting Same Sex Love in the Early Modern World, ed. Katherine O’Donnell and Michael O’Rourke (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006), “Before Queerness: Visions of a Homoerotic Heaven in Ancient Greco-Italic Tomb Paintings,” in Sex in Antiquity, ed. Nancy Sorkin Rabinowitz, Mark Masterson, James Robson (London: Routledge/Taylor & Francis, forthcoming), and “A World Away from Ours: Homoeroticism in the Classics Classroom,” in From Abortion to Pederasty: Addressing Difficult Topics in the Classics Classroom, ed. Nancy Sorkin Rabinowitz and Fiona McHardy (Columbus: Ohio State University Press, forthcoming). Professor Penrose also has research and teaching interests in Disability Studies, the History of Ancient Religions, the Ancient Near East, Greek and Sanskrit Literature, and World History.
Postcolonial Amazons: Female Masculinity and Courage in Ancient Greek and Sanskrit Literature