Dr. Caroline Stark (Lecturer)
Office: LKH 268
Phone: (202) 806-5220
Ph.D., M.Phil., M.A.,Yale University
M.A., Warburg Institute,University of London
B.A. Sweet Briar College
Caroline Stark received her Ph.D. in Classics and Renaissance Studies from Yale University.
Before coming to Howard, she taught at Ohio Wesleyan University and at Temple University. Her
research interests include ancient cosmology, anthropology, ethnography, and the reception of
classical antiquity in later periods and other cultures, especially Medieval and Renaissance
Europe/Mediterranean and contemporary African, Caribbean, and African-American Literature.
She is co-editing with Lee FratantuonoA Companion to Latin Epic 14-96 CE with Wiley-
Blackwell, and her current book project examines the intersection of humanism, philosophy, art,
and science in the writings of fifteenth-century Italian humanists as they rediscovered ancient
stories about the birth and development of mankind in Lucretius and other ancient authors.
In 2009 she was an Andrew W. Mellon research fellow at the Vatican Film Library at St. Louis
University, in 2012 she was a research fellow at the Center for Humanities at Temple University,
and in 2016, she will be a research fellow at Harvard's Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington,
D.C., where she will be creating on an online resource for Black Classicism and receptions of the
ancient Mediterranean in Black World Studies.
Her teaching interests include Ancient Greek and Latin, Greek and Roman literature, drama,
philosophy, art, and science. She especially enjoys incorporating into her classes how later
periods and other cultures "rework" and "make new" ancient ideas. Many of her students' projects
are featured on Youtube and may be published online as part of undergraduate research.
She is the faculty advisor for Classics Club and its honorary society Eta Sigma Phi as well as an
active member of Howard's Gamma of D.C. chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. She regularly takes
students to theater productions in D.C., to the National Gallery of Art (and other D.C. and
Baltimore museums), and to special events (such as to New York City to see an exhibit of Romare
Bearden A Black Odyssey at Columbia in the spring of 2015, see the article in COAS flagship,
p.16). The Classics club also hosts an annual film series and organizes events with local high
schools and other regional universities.