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Wells, James Bradley, Ph.D.




Classical Studies, Harrison Hall, Room 105
Greencastle, IN

Classical Studies

Associate Professor of Classical Studies

James Bradley Wells is the author of Pindar’s Verbal Art (Center for Hellenic Studies/Harvard University Press, 2009), an ethnographic study of speech and performance in Pindar’s (518-438 B.C.E.) victory songs for ancient Greek athletes.

Wells’s first poetry collection Bicycle (Sheep Meadow Press, 2013) was a finalist for Four Way Books’s Intro Prize (2012), The National Poetry Series (2011), and Black Lawrence Press’s Hudson Prize (2010). His second poetry collection is a chapbook, The Kazantzakis Guide to Greece (Finishing Line Press, 2015).

Wells is seeking a publisher for his poetry collections Country of Mongrel and Pigeon Hill. His translation of Pindar’s victory songs is under contract with Bloomsbury Publishing. Work-in-progress includes translations of Vergil’s Eclogues and Georgics and essays on the intersection of Classical Studies and creative writing.

Prior to the start of his DePauw career in 2011, Wells taught Classical Studies at the University of Idaho (2003-2005), Grand Valley State University (2005-2007), and Hamilton College (2007-2011). He earned his Ph.D. at Indiana University.

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