Reverend Gregory I. Carlson, S.J.

Jesuit Community

Creighton University

2500 California Plaza

Omaha, NE 68178

402-280-3240

gcarls@creighton.edu

 

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PRESENT POSITION

EMPLOYMENT

PERSONAL DATA

EDUCATION

FELLOWSHIPS, HONORS, AND AWARDS

TEACHING INTERESTS

DISSERTATION

PUBLICATIONS AND WORKS

COMMITTEE SERVICE

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

PRESENT POSITION

Assoc. Prof. of English and Theology, Creighton University

Associate Director of the Deglman Center for Spirituality, Creighton University

EMPLOYMENT

Summer Faculty for Intensive Latin, Jesuit School of Theology (formerly Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley), June-July, 2010, 2011, 2013.

Rector (Religious Superior) of the Jesuit Community at the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley, 2002-2006

Holder of the Miller Chair, John Carroll University, Cleveland, Ohio, 1999-2000.

Co-Director, "Greeks and Romans in the Bay of Naples" Study Tour, sponsored by the Vergilian Society, Cuma, Italy, August 3-15, 1998

Department Chair, Department of Classics and Modern Languages, 1993-6

Rector (Religious Superior) of Campion House, 1991-6

Holder of Jesuit Chair, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., 1991-92.

Fellow in Academic Administration, Academic Vice-President's Office, Boston College: Jan-May, 1989

Associate Pastor, St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Benin City, Nigeria: Sept-Dec, 1988

Rector (religious superior) of the Jesuit Community at Marquette University: 1983-88

Associate Professor of Classics, Marquette University 1983-88

Creighton University: Director of Jesuit Humanities Program 1979-83, Associate Professor, Department of Classics and Modern Languages and then Department of Classical and Near Eastern Studies, Creighton University 1979-2002, with tenure after 1980, on leave 1983-89, 1991-92, and 1999-2000.

College of the Holy Cross: Assistant Professor 1974-78, Associate Professor with tenure 1978-79; Director of Honors Program 1976-79.

Marquette University, Division of Letters (Jesuit College, St. Bonifacius, Minnesota): Instructor 1966-68.

PERSONAL DATA

Date and Place of Birth: November 11, 1941

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Entrance into Society of Jesus: September 1, 1959

Ordination to Priesthood: June 14, 1974

EDUCATION

Academic Sabbaticals, Santa Clara University, 1996-97; Creighton and Santa Clara University, 2001-2002.

M. Div. Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley, 1974. Area major: Gospel literature.

D. Phil. (summa cum laude) University of Heidelberg, 1972. Major: Latin. Minors: Greek, philosophy. Examiners: Viktor Poeschl (advisor), Herwig Goergemanns, Ernst Tugendhat.

Graduate seminars in Latin and Greek at the University of Minnesota, 1967-68.

M. A. St. Louis University, 1966, in Greek and Latin.

Licentiate in Philosophy, St. Louis University, 1966.

Classical Bachelor of Arts (summa cum laude), St. Louis University, 1965.

Undergraduate work at Marquette University, Division of Letters (Jesuit College, St. Bonifacius, Minnesota), 1960-63.

FELLOWSHIPS, HONORS, AND AWARDS

Now You Know Media Teaching Excellence Award, 2013

"Aesop and the Classical Tradition in the U.S.A.," Rettig Lecture, Xavier University, November 5, 2006

Holder of Miller Chair, John Carroll University, Cleveland, Ohio, 1999-2000.

President of the Vergilian Society, 1999-2001

Baccalaureate Homilist, Creighton University, May 1998.

U.S. West Fellow, Creighton University, August, 1997-May, 1998.

Elected First Vice-President of the Vergilian Society (with automatic succession to President), January, 1997.

Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching, Creighton College of Arts and Sciences, Feb., 1996.

Students' Honorary Inductee, Alpha Sigma Nu (Jesuit National Honor Society), Dec., 1994.

Holder of Jesuit Chair, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., 1991-92. Awarded the Georgetown University President's Medal, November 14, 1991.

Member, Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars, 1991-

Baccalaureate Homilist, Creighton University, December, 1990.

Trustee, Loyola University of Chicago, 1989-95

Trustee, Gonzaga University, 1984-88.

Baccalaureate Homilist, Marquette University, May 1987.

Member, Provincials' Task Force on Higher Education, 1985-86.

Elected Representative of Wisconsin Province to 33rd General Congregation of Society of Jesus, Rome, September-October 1983.

Baccalaureate Homilist, Creighton University, May 1983.

Member, American Assistancy Seminar on Jesuit Spirituality, 1982-85.

Faculty Development Grant, Creighton University, Summer 1983.

Yearbook dedication: The Purple Patcher 1979, College of the Holy Cross.

Batchelor (Ford) Summer Faculty Fellowship, College of the Holy Cross, 1975.

Dissertation and doctoral examination both awarded "Summa cum laude," University of Heidelberg, 1972.

Guest of la Fondation Hardt, Geneva, March-April, 1970.

Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst grant for study in Germany, 1968, renewed 1969, 1970.

Classical Bachelor of Arts awarded "Summa cum laude," St. Louis University, 1965.

Ford Honors Program, St. Louis University, 1964-65.

TEACHING INTERESTS

Classical literature in translation

Roman poetry, especially of the Augustan Age: Vergil, Horace, Ovid, Catullus

Greek poetry, especially Homer and the tragedians

Greek philosophy

Gospel literature

Aesop's Fables

Fable Literature

Jesuit History and Spirituality 

DISSERTATION

Die Verwandlung der homerischen Gleichnisse in Vergils Aeneis

PUBLICATIONS AND WORKS

Fables and Faith: Understanding the Gospel with Aesop’s Fables.  Twelve-conference course on DVD, CD, and MP3.  Now You Know Media.  2013.

A Retreat with the Spiritual Exercises: Images, Poems, and Stories.  Twelve-conference course on DVD, CD, and MP3.  Now You Know Media.  2012.

"Phaedrus, a Fable, and Fun," in Andreas Heil, Matthias Korn, and Jochen Sauer, editors, Noctes Sinenses: Festschrift für Fritz-Heiner Mutschler zum 65. Geburtstag.  2011. Kalliope – Studien zur griechischen und lateinischen Poesie, Band 11.  Heidelberg: Universitaetsverlag Winter.

"The Commonality of Rascality: Bitter Bierce," Tenth International Congress of the Beast Fable Society, Tampa, July 14, 2003

"Animal and Human on Fable Trade Cards and Postcards," Ninth International Congress of the Beast Fable Society, Malta, June 14, 2002

"A Ridiculous Bet?" Bestia, Vol. 8 (2001-2002), 7-26

"From Phaedrus to Caxton, Part II: How Some More Favorite Fables Changed Shape" 14th International Colloquium, International Reynard Society, Hull, England, August 10, 2001

"'Always the Same and Always Different': Variety in the World of Fables," Keynote Address to the Eighth International Congress of the Beast Fable Society, Marrakech, Morocco, July 6, 2001

Review of Francisco Rodríguez Adrados, History of the Graeco-Latin Fable, Volume One: Introduction and from the Origins to the Hellenistic Age. Mnemosyne Supplements 201. Leiden: Brill, 1999. Bryn Mawr Classical Review (online), April 1, 2001

"How Some of Caxton's Fables Got To Be As They Are," 13th International Colloquium, International Renard Society, Poitiers, August 25, 1999

Review of The Complete Fables of Aesop by Olivia Temple and Robert Temple. The Classical Outlook, Vol. 76, Number 3, Spring 1999, p. 122

"Dumb Bunnies and Wise Asses: A Fresh Look at Aesop's Fables Through the Carlson Fable Collection," invited presentation to the Nebraska Library Association and Nebraska Educational Media Association Joint Meeting, Grand Island, NE, October 22, 1998

"Caxton versus Aesop," Panel on Fables and Fabulists, Leeds International Medieval Institute, July 15, 1998

"Nine Great Moments in the History of Published Fable Illustration," Les Actes du Colloque Renardien de Tokyo, The Renard Society, January, 1998

"Four American Aesopic Parodists: Bierce, Thurber, Zimler, and Eichenberg," Reinardus 10, 1997

"More-Than-Surface Meaning in the Biographical Aesop Fables of Phaedrus III," 12th International Colloquium of the Reynard Society, Turin, Italy, September 8, 1997

"My Experience of Collecting Fable Editions," Martha's KidLit Newsletter, Vol. 8, #11, November, 1996

"Nine Great Moments in the History of Published Fable Illustration," Colloque de Tokyo de la Société Internationale Renardienne, July 23, 1996

"A Fabulous Gift," Creighton University Window, Vol. 12, #3, Spring, 1996

"Avianus Makes Fable History by Making Natural History into Fable," Classical Association of the Middle-West and South, Nashville, April 12, 1996

"Four American Aesopic Parodists: Bierce, Thurber, Zimler, and Eichenberg," The Renard Society, Eleventh International Colloquium: Beast Epic, Fable & Fabliau, Düsseldorf, Germany, July 20, 1995

"Beautifying the Beast: Disney's Domestication of Aesopic Fable," Beast Fable Society Seventh International Congress, October 14, 1994, Kirksville, Missouri

"Fables Invite Perception," Bestia, Vol. 5 (1993) 7-25

"Jokes, Fables, and Joke Fables," International Beast Fable Congress, Santa Fe, NM, May 17, 1993

With Wendy M. Wright: "Bridges to the Ignatian Isles, Part II," Companions, No. 5, Spring, 1993

"The Art of the Abrupt: Horace's Satire II 6," Classical Association of the Middle-West and South, Iowa City, April 15, 1994

"Horace's and Today's Town and Country Mice," Bestia, Vol. 4 (1992) 87-112

With Wendy M. Wright: "Bridges to the Ignatian Isles," Companions, No. 4, Winter, 1992

"A Definition of Aesopic Fable," International Beast Fable Congress, Glasgow, Scotland, July 14, 1992

"The Last Five Years of Fables," American Classical League Institute, Tufts University, June 28, 1991

"Town Mouse and Country Mouse: Today and in Horace (illustrated)," International Beast Fable Congress, Margarita Island, Venezuela, May 27, 1991

"When Aesop Degenerates," International Beast Fable Society, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, April 22, 1990

"My Proverbs on Praying," in Jesuits Praying: Personal Reflections by Past and Present Seminar Members, edited by John W. Padberg, S.J., Studies in the Spirituality of Jesuits, Vol. 21, No. 5 (November, 1989)

"A Faith Lived Out of Doors: Ongoing Formation of Jesuits Today," Studies in the Spirituality of Jesuits, Vol. 16, No. 4 (September 1984)

"Aesop's Varied Progeny," American Philological Association, December 28, 1982

"Failure in the Aeneid," University Lecture, Creighton University, November 11, 1982

Seminar on How to Teach Classical Literature in Translation (organizer and moderator), American Philological Association, December 29, 1981

"Horace Ode II 10: More than Mediocre," Classical Association of the Middle West and South, April 2, 1981

"Catullus 72, 75, and 85: The Poetic of Polarity," American Philological Association, December 30, 1979

Review of R.G. Austin, P. Vergili Maronis Aeneidos Liber Sextus, Classical Folia, Vol. 32, No. 2 (1978) 264-66

"From Numantia to Necking: Horace Ode 2.12," Classical World, Vol. 71, No. 7 (April-May, 1978) 441-48

"Nova et Vetera: Using Modern Plays with Greek Tragedies (Part 1)," Classical Bulletin, Vol. 54, No. 6 (April, 1978) 89-92

"Nova et Vetera: Using Modern Plays with Greek Tragedies (Part 2)," Classical Bulletin, Vol. 55, No. 1 (November, 1978) 9-12

"Nova et Vetera: Using Modern Plays with Greek Tragedies (Part 3)," Classical Bulletin, Vol. 55, No. 2 (December, 1978) 20-23

"The End of the Aeneid," Classical Association of New England, March 31, 1978

"Aeneas in Thirteen, Times Three," Reconciliation Quarterly N.S. 7.4 (December, 1977) 18-20

"Odyssey 9.456-7 and the Ring Polyphemus Did Not Have," American Philological Association, December 28, 1977

"Dido and Fama," Classical Association of New England, March 28, 1976

"Shepherd and Host: A Literary Look at Psalm 23," The Bible Today No. 78 (April, 1975) 400-403

"Spiritual Direction and the Paschal Mystery,: Review for Religious, Vol. 33, No. 3 (May, 1974) 532-41

"The Two Creation Accounts in Schematic Contrast," The Bible Today No. 66 (April, 1973) 1192-94

"Form and Transformation in Vergil's Catalepton," American Journal of Philology, Vol. 92, No. 2 (April, 1971) 252-65 (with Ernst A. Schmidt)

"How Shall I Teach the Classics?," Classical Bulletin, Vol. 41, No. 4 (February, 1965) 55-59

COMMITTEE SERVICE

Creighton (1989-2001 )

University Rank and Tenure

College Rank and Tenure

Council of Chairs

Core Development

Educational Policy

Honors Advisory

Collaborative Ministry Office Advisory

Creighton in the Year 2000, "Jesuit Identity & Catholic Character"

(Committee Member, then Implementor)

Academic Council

Executive Council (Curriculum Committee)

 

Marquette

Law Dean Search

Academic Senate

 

Creighton (1979-1983)

Lectures, Concerts, and Films

Faculty Evaluation (Chairman)

Executive Council

Academic Council

 

Holy Cross

Educational Policy

Nominations and Elections

Academic Standing

Premedical Predental

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Phi Beta Delta

American Philological Association

The Classical Association of the Middle-West and South

The American Classical League

The Vergilian Society

The International Beast Fable Society

The Renard Society

 

Updated January 26, 2014