David Elmer: Beyond the Oral-Formulaic Theory: Reflections of a Homerist on the Study of South Slavic Epic Song
A member of Harvard's Classics faculty since 2007, David Elmer holds a PhD from Harvard's Department of Comparative Literature. He is Associate Curator of the Milman Parry Collection of Oral Literature, a member of the Standing Committee on Degrees in Folklore and Mythology, an an affiliate of the Department of Comparative Literature. He teaches a broad range of courses on the history and interpretation of Greek literature at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Topics of current research include the Homeric poems, the ancient novel, and South Slavic oral epic song.