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Dr. Scott E. Goins, Professor of Classics

Dr. Scott E. Goins, Professor of Classics

B.A., University of Tennessee; M.A., Ph.D., Florida State University

Scott E Goins


Kaufman Hall, 106C

sgoins@mcneese.edu


(337) 475-5456 and 475-5325





Special Responsibilities

  • Department Head
  • Director, Honors College
  • Coordinator of Foreign Languages
  • Advisor, Undergraduate English (A-G)

Teaching and Research Interests

  • Virgil
  • Boethius
  • Greek Tragedy

Editorial Service To Academic Journals

  • Editorial Contributor in Religious Studies, ECCB: The Eighteenth-Century Current Bibliography

Scholastic Awards

  • Elected to Phi Kappa Phi, 1988.
  • Fellow of the College of Arts and Sciences, Florida State University, 1983-1984.
  • Arthur H. Moser Scholarship in the Classics, University of Tennessee, 1981-1983.
  • Order of Gownsmen, University of the South, 1981.
  • National Merit Scholarship, University of the South, 1979-1981.

Professional Activities and Affiliations

  • Member, American Philological Association
  • Member, Classical Association of Canada
  • Louisiana Vice-President, 1995-, Classical Association of the Middle West and South
  • Vergilian Society
  • Program Chair, 1994-1995, Philological Association of Louisiana
  • President 2000-2001 & 2009-2010, Vice-President 1994-1995 & 2008-2009, Louisiana Classical Association
  • Goethe Society of North America

Selected Publications and Research

  • Essay on Jerome's Psalter. Oxford Handbook of the Psalms (forthcoming, 2014).
  • "Gallican Psalter." Encyclopedia of Biblical Reception (forthcoming).
  • Five Articles for Baker Handbook of Denominations and Ministries (forthcoming).
  • Barbara Wyman and Scott Goins, trans. and ed. Boethius: Consolation of Philosophy. Ignatius Critical Edition. San Francisco: Ignatius Press (2012).
  • Articles for the Encyclopedia of Christian Authors (Scarecrow Press 2009) for the following: John Cassian, John Chrysostom, John Climacus, Ephrem of Syria, Alphonse  Ligouri, Evagrius Ponticus, Isaac of Syria.
  • The Odes of Pindar: with 11 platinum prints by Greg Gorman. Rochester: 21st Editions (2007).
  • A Vulgate Old Testament Reader. Piscataway, N.J.: Gorgias Press (2005).
  • Preface for David Partenheimer, tr., An English Translation of Bachofen's Mutterrecht. Lewistown, N.Y.: Mellen Press (2003).
  • "Boethius Consolation of Philosophy 1.2.6 and Virgil Aeneid 2: Removing the Clouds of Mortal Anxieties." Phoenix 55 (2001) 124-136.
  • Preface for Malcolm D. Donalson, The Domestic Cat in Roman Civilization (Lewiston, N.Y.: Edwin Mellen Press, 1999).
  • "The Poetics in the Mythology Syllabus: Nothing to Do with Dionysus?" Classical Bulletin 73 (1997) 135-140.
  • "The Date of Aeschylus' Perseus Tetralogy," Rheinisches Museum für Philologie 140 (1997) 193-210.
  • "Pain and Authority in the Aeneid and Henry V," Classical and Modern Literature 15 (1995) 367-74.
  • "Two Aspects of Virgil's Use of Labor in the Aeneid," Classical Journal 88 (1993) 375-84.
  • "Birds and Erotic Fantasies in Catullus and Goethe," Goethe Yearbook 6 (1992) 29-40.
  • "The Heroism of Odysseus in Euripides' Cyclops," Eos 79 (1991) 187-94.
  • "Euripides Fr. 863 Nauck," Rheinisches Museum für Philologie 132 (1989) 401-3.
  • "The Influence of Old Comedy on the Vita Aesopi," Classical World 83 (1989) 28-30.
  • "The Agricultural Life as a Heroic Ideal in Homer and Virgil," Ph.D. Dissertation, 1988.
  • "Horace, sermo 1.5.61," Latomus 46 (1987) 212-13.
  • "Penelope and Melantho: A Question of Jealousy in Odyssey 19?" Classical Bulletin 63 (1987) 13-14.
  • "The Athenian Satyr Play as a Dramatic Fairy Tale," M.A. Thesis (April 1985).

Book Reviews
  • "Thomas Worcester, Cambridge Companion to the Jesuits," ECCB: Eighteenth Century Current Bibliography (forthcoming).
  • "Wolfgang Kofler, Aeneas und Vergil," Classical World 98 (2005): 235-36.
  • "Jo-Marie Claassen, Displaced Persons: The Literature of Exile from Cicero to Boethius," Classical Bulletin 77 (2001) 266-67.
  • "P.G. Walsh, ed., Boethius: The Consolation of Philosophy," Classical Outlook 78 (2001) 92.
  • "Paolo Vivante, Homeric Rhythm: A Philosophical Study," Religious Studies Review 25 (1999) 83.
  • "George F. Held, Aristotle's Teleological Theory of Tragedy and Comedy," Classical World 92 (1999) 476-77.
  • "Niklas Holzberg, Die Antike Fabel: Eine Einführung," Classical World 90 (1997) 386.
  • "John Wilkins, ed., Euripides: Heraclidae," Classical Outlook 72 (1995) 74.
  • "P.F. Widdows, tr., The Fables of Phaedrus," Classical World 87 (1994) 245-46.
  • "Frank Bubel, Euripides: Andromeda and James Diggle, The Textual Tradition of Euripides' Orestes," The Classical Journal 88 (1993) 286- 88.
  • "C.K. Williams and G.W. Dickerson, tr., Sophocles: The Women of Trachis," Classical World  86 (1992) 169.
  • "Barry B. Powell, Homer and the Origins of the Greek Alphabet," Classical World  85 (1992) 735.
  • "D.F. Sutton, Papyrological Studies in Dionysiac Literature," Favonius 2 (1988) 81-82.

Presentations 
  • "Horace's Ars Poetica and the Scholemaster of Roger Ascham," presented to the Classical Association of the Middle West and South, Charlottesville, Virginia, April 1998.
  • "Wiping Away Clouds:  Aeneid 2.604-606 as a Source for Boethius' Consolation of Philosophy," presented to CAMWS, Southern Section, Savannah, Georgia, October 1996.
  • "'Further Voices' in Virgil and Shakespeare," presented to the Classical Association of the Middle West and South, Omaha, Nebraska, April 1995.
  • "Ira et Dux:  The Difficulties of Leadership in the Aeneid and Henry V," presented to the Louisiana Classcal Association, Baton Rouge, October 1994.
  • "Homer's Biographies," presented to the Philological Association of Louisiana, Ruston, Louisiana, March 1993.
  • "War and Classical Myths" and "Some Psychoanalytic Interpretations of War," presentations for "The Arts of War Summer Teacher Institute," Lake Charles, June 1992. Sponsored by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities.
  • "The Illegitimacy of Theseus and the Wishes of Poseidon in Euripides' Hippolytus," presented to the Classical Association of the Middle West and South, Hamilton, Ontario, April 1991.
  • "Odysseus and the Glorification of Labor in the Odyssey," presented to the Classical Association of the Middle West and South, Columbia, Misssouri, April 1990.
  • "Birds and Erotic Fantasies in Catullus and Goethe," presented to the Philological Association of Louisiana, Lafayette, Louisiana, March 1990.
  • "Subjectivity and Virgil's Use of Labor in the Aeneid," presented to  the Department of Classics, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, April 1989.
  • "Violence and Seduction in Aeschylean Drama," presented to the Classical Association of the Middle West and South, Southern Section, Gainesville, Florida, November 1988.
  • "Supernatural Elements in Satyric Drama," presented to the Classical  Association of the Middle West and South, Tampa, Florida, April 1986.