Dr. Brooke Holmes

Brooke Holmes teaches at Princeton University. She holds a B.A. in Comparative Literature from Columbia University, a D.E.A. from the Université Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV), and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Princeton University. She works on ancient Greek medicine and life science, ancient philosophy, Greek literature—especially Homer and tragedy—Lucretius, reception studies, literary theory, medical humanities and bioethics, environmental humanities, gender and sexuality studies, twentieth-century French philosophy, and contemporary art. She is the author of The Symptom and the Subject: The Emergence of the Physical Body in Ancient Greece (2010) and Gender: Antiquity and its Legacy (2012), as well as a co-editor of, most recently, Liquid Antiquity (2017) and Antiquities beyond Humanism (2019). She’s currently finishing up a book entitled The Tissue of the World: Sympathy between Life, Kinship, and Nature in the Ancient Greco-Roman World and a book co-edited with Nida Ghouse based on the public program they co-curated, “Coming to Know,” for Ghouse’s 2020 exhibition at Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin, “A Slightly Curving Place.”