Bjoern Ewald

Bjoern Ewald History of Art Faculty

bjoern.ewald@utoronto.ca Ewald2

Title:  Associate Professor

Degrees
M.A., Ludwig Maximilians Universität, Munich (Germany) 1993
Dr. phil., Ludwig Maximilians Universität, Munich (Germany) 1996 (Title awarded in 2000, after publication of doctoral thesis)

Areas of Academic Interest and Current Projects
The reception of Greek myth in the Roman Empire; Art and cultural memory; Visual culture and  ‘Second Sophistic’; Roman Greece; Social and cultural identities in Greece and Rome; the representation of culture and learning and the image of the ‘intellectual’ in Roman art; Manliness and the body in antiquity; Death ritual, funerary art and architecture; the transformation of Roman art in the Imperial Period and Late Antiquity, and the problem of form; the Roman processing of Greek art; History and theory of Roman art history; Roman spatialities.

Publications
Books
Myth, Manliness and Heroization: the Imagery and Contexts of Attic Sarcophagi (preliminary title, in preparation)
 2012  Living with Myths. The Imagery of Roman Sarcophagi (Oxford University Press)  = English translation of Mit Mythen leben (transl. Julia Slater)
2010  The Emperor and Rome. Space, Representation, and Ritual , Yale Classical Studies 35 (Cambridge University Press). Pp. 365 (co-editor and co-author of introduction pp. 1-43, with C. Norena).
2007  Vivere con i Miti (Bollati Boringhieri Editori) = Italian translation of Mit Mythen leben (transl. Gianfranco Adornato) Pp. 387 (sole author of pp. 277-380).
2004 Mit Mythen leben. Die Bilderwelt der römischen Sarkophagreliefs, with Paul Zanker (Hirmer Verlag, Munich), Pp. 388 (sole author of pp. 277-381).
1999 Der Philosoph als Leitbild. Ikonographische Untersuchungen an römischen Sarkophagreliefs, 34. Ergänzungsheft Römische Mitteilungen (Zabern Verlag, Mainz) Pp. 263 pls. 107.

Articles, Reviews and Book Chapters
“Context as Problem: Space/Image Interferences on Attic Sarcophagi” (in preparation)
“The Visceral Rhetoric of Images: Roman Painting and the History of Subjectivity” (in preparation)
2012 “Paradigms of Personhood and Regimes of Representation: Some Notes on the Transformation of Roman Sarcophagi”, in: J. Elsner – Wu Hung (eds.), RES: Anthropology and Aesthetics 61/62 (special issue, forthcoming).
2010  “Myth and Visual Narrative in the ‘Second Sophistic’ – a Comparative Approach. Notes on an Attic Hippolytos Sarcophagus in Agrigento”, in: J. Elsner – J. Huskinson (eds.), Life, Death and Representation. New Work on Roman Sarcophagi (Berlin/New York, De Gruyter, 2010) 257-303.
2010 “Introduction”, in: The Emperor and Rome, eds. B.C. Ewald and C. Norena, pp. 1-43 (co-author, with C. Norena).
2010 Lemma ‚Sarcophagi’, in: A. Grafton - G. Most - S. Settis (eds.), The Classical Tradition (Harvard University Press 2010) 859-862.
2008 “The Tomb as Heterotopia (Foucault’s hétérotopies). Heroization, Funerary Art and Ritual in Roman Asia Minor”, Book Review, Journal of Roman Archaeology 2008, 624-634.
2008  “Review of Ch. Hallett, ‘The Roman Nude’”, Book Review, Art Bulletin, June 2008, 286-292.
2005    „Rollenbilder und Geschlechterverhältnis in der römischen Grabkunst“, in: N. Sojc (ed.), Neue Fragen, Neue Antworten. Gender Studies in der Klassischen Archäologie (2005) 55-73.
2004  „Men, Muscle and Myth. Attic Sarcophagi in the Cultural Context of the ‘Second Sophistic‘”, in: B. Borg (ed.), Paideia. The World of the Second Sophistic (Berlin/New York, De Gruyter 2004) 229-273.
2003    „Sarcophagi and Senators: the Social History of Roman Funerary Art and its Limits”, Book Review, Journal of Roman Archaeology 16, 2003, 561-571.
2003 „The Battle of the Gods and Giants and the Great Altar at Pergamon“, in: From Portraits to Pergamon. The Art of Rob Anderson (Exhibition Catalogue, New Haven 2003) 11-18.
1999    “Sarkophag und Marmorkleinfunde”, in: F.A. Bauer – M. Heinzelmann, “Untersuchungen im Bereich der Konstantinischen Bischofskirche Ostias. Vorbericht zur ersten Grabungskampagne 1998”,  Römische Mitteilungen 106 (1999) 265-269.
1999    “Kakomousía. La virtù di Ulisse e il potere della musica,” in: F. de Angelis - S. Muth (eds.), Im Spiegel des Mythos. Bilderwelt und Lebenswelt. Palilia 6 (1999) 143-154.
1999    “Death and Myth. New books on Roman sarcophagi”, Book Review, American Journal of Archaeology 103 (1999) 344-348.
1998    “Das Sirenenabenteuer des Odysseus – ein Tugendsymbol? Überlegungen zur Adaptabilität eines Mythos,” Römische Mitteilungen 105 (1998) 227-258.
1998    “Bildungswelt und Bürgerbild. Ikonographische Elemente magistratischer und bürgerlicher Repräsentation auf den römischen Musen-Philosophensarkophagen”, in: G. Koch (ed.), Akten des Symposiums ‘125 Jahre Sarkophag-Corpus’, Sarkophag-Studien 1 (1998) 39-51.
1992  „Zwei Fragmente kaiserzeitlicher Sarkophage in Göttingen“, Archäologischer Anzeiger 1992, 469-474.

Fellowships and Awards
„Corresponding Member“ (“Korrespondierendes Mitglied”) of the German Archaeological Institute
Morse Junior Faculty Research Fellowship (Yale University, 2004/05)
‘Reisestipendium’ (travel grant, for a full year) of the German Archaeological Institute (1997/98)
Graduate Fellowship, Gerda Henkel – Stiftung (1994/96)
Erasmus Fellowship, Università degli Studi di Firenze (1990/91)

Courses offered on a regular basis
Undergraduate Courses:
FAH 207 Introduction to Greek and Roman Art and Architecture (lecture course)
FAH 309 Ancient Rome: Architecture, Topography, Civilization (lecture course)
FAH 312 Hellenistic Art (lecture course)
FAH 313 Greek Myth in Ancient Art (lecture course)
FAH 407 Studies in Roman Painting and Sculpture: Pompeii as Paradigm (4th year seminar)
Graduate Courses:
FAH 2032 Topics in Roman Imperial Art
FAH 2034 Roman Imperial Art: Monuments and Metanarratives
FAH 2039 The Roman Reception of Greek Art: Image Transfer and Cultural Translation
FAH ** Roman Painting
FAH ** Myth and Fantasy in Roman Painting
Other Courses taught:
The Age of Augustus (team taught lecture course, with C. Norena)
The City of Rome (team taught graduate seminar and excursion to Rome, with C. Wood)
Introduction to Greek art (seminar)
Greek and Roman art at Yale (seminar)
Roman art and gender studies (seminar)
Pompeii and Herculaneum (seminar)
Visual Culture in the Ancient world (seminar)
Roman Funerary Art: Myth, Ritual, Context (graduate seminar)
Readings in Critical Theory, Visual Culture and 20th cent. French Thought (independent study)
New Directions in Roman Art History (independent study)