Stephanie Frampton

Stephanie Frampton
Associate Professor


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Stephanie Frampton is an Associate Professor of Classical Literature at MIT. She took a Ph.D. from Harvard in 2011, and will publish her first book, entitled Alphabetic Order: Writing in Roman Literature and Thought, with Harvard University Press. Her work focuses on the literary culture of Rome, with an emphasis on the epistemological impact of writing in the Republic and early Empire.

Prof. Frampton joined the MIT faculty in Fall 2012, having taught previously in the Classics at the College of the Holy Cross and at Harvard University. She has received numerous awards, including fellowships from the American Academy in Rome, the Andrew Mellon Foundation and the Rare Books School of the University of Virginia, the Loeb Classical Library Foundation, and the University of Cincinnati. She is always interested in talking with students about their interests in literature, history, languages, and writing, and welcomes them to stop by her office anytime.

Latin literature and material culture; Ancient media and book history; Comparative approaches to classical literature

Alphabetic Order: The Roman Alphabet and the Material Culture of Literature in the Ancient World (under contract with Harvard University Press).

Subjects taught the current academic year:


Subjects taught in recent years:

21L.001 Foundations of Western Literature: Homer to Dante (Fall 2016)

21L.338 Reading in the Original: Virgil's Eclogues (Spring 2017)

21L.715 Media in Cultural Context (Fall 2015)

21L.715 Media in Cultural Context (Spring 2017)

21L.S88 Special Subject in Literature: Greek I (Spring 2017)