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Sheila Herron Murnaghan

Sheila Herron Murnaghan, German, American humanities educator. Mellon fellow Whitney Humanities Center, 1981-1982, junior fellow Center for Hellenic Studies, Washington, 1984-1985, Morse fellow Yale University, 1984-1985. Member Modern Language Association, American Philological Association.

Background

  • Murnaghan, Sheila Herron was born on November 16, 1951 in Frankfurt, Germany. Came to United States, 1951. Daughter of Francis Dominic Murnaghan Junior and Jane Espy Hughes.

  • Education

    • AB, Harvard University, 1973. Bachelor, Newnham College, Cambridge, England, 1975. Doctor of Philosophy, University North Carolina, 1980.

    Career

    • Lecturer, then assistant professor classical studies Yale University, New Haven, 1987, associate professor, University Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, since 1990. Assistant director Whitney Humanities Center, New Haven, 1985-1988.

    Works

    • Founding editor Yale Journal Criticism, 1986-1991. Author: Disguise and Recognition in the Odyssey, 1987. Contributor articles and reviews to professional journals.

    Membership

    Member Modern Language Association, American Philological Association.

    Personality

    Interests

    Reading.

    Connections

    • Married Hugh Bernard Gordon, July 25, 1980. Children: George Murnaghan Gordon, Jane Espy Gordon.
    • father: Francis Dominic Murnaghan Junior
    • mother: Jane Espy Hughes
    • spouse: Hugh Bernard Gordon
    • children: George Murnaghan Gordon Murnaghan
    • Jane Espy Gordon Murnaghan
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    Born November 16, 1951
    (age 65)
    Nationality
    • 1973
      Harvard University
    • 1975
      Newnham College
    • 1980
      University North Carolina
    • 1987
      Lecturer, professor classical studies Yale University
      New Haven, Connecticut, United States
    • 1987
      then assistant, professor classical studies Yale University
      New Haven, Connecticut, United States