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Fredricksmeyer, Hardy

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research overview

  • Dr. Fredricksmeyer's articles have been cited in 36 academic publications in six languages (as of January 2024). His articles and abstracts have been published in Transactions of the American Philological Association, American Journal of Philology, Latomus: Revue d’Études Latines, International Journal of the Classical Tradition, Classical Association of the Midwest and South, and Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association. His research has focused on Archaic Greek epic poetry, Archaic Greek lyric poetry, Roman comedy, Greek and Roman mythology and religion, and film. October 2023, he was invited to give a talk on the violence of Odysseus and its relation to the technology and ethics of the Homeric world, at Koç University's Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations, Istanbul, Turkey. The title of the talk was “Odysseus and the Cyclops: Cannibalism and the Unflinching Truth about a Violent Hero.”


  • Classical Philology (the study of Ancient Greek, Latin, and Proto-Indo-European through comparative linguistics), Archaic and Classical Greek poetry, Epic poetry, Lyric poetry, Greek and Roman Religion, Ritual, Mythology, Folklore, Classical Reception in the Modern Era, Film Criticism, Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Science and Society, Ethics



courses taught

  • ENES 1010 - Engineering, Ethics and Society
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2021 / Spring 2022 / Fall 2022 / Spring 2023 / Spring 2024
    Explores a wide variety of challenging and interesting humanistic themes (love, responsibility, ambition, etc.) in many forms (fiction, philosophy, plays, poetry, art, music, etc.). In small discussion-based classes, emphasizes the writing, public speaking and critical thinking skills needed to excel as a professional engineer. Fulfills College of Engineering writing requirement for first-year freshmen only. Formerly HUEN 1010.
  • ENES 3100 - Seminar in Engineering, Ethics & Society
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021 / Fall 2021 / Spring 2022 / Summer 2022 / Fall 2022 / Spring 2023 / Summer 2023 / Spring 2024
    Introduces students to foundational texts in personal ethics (from philosophy, literature, history, and the arts). Class discussion puts these texts into context for students preparing to enter careers in engineering and applied science.'Includes extensive writing. Fulfills the College of Engineering & Applied Science writing requirement.'Department prerequisite: a minimum GPA of 3.0. Formerly HUEN 3100.
  • FYSM 1000 - First Year Seminar
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019 / Fall 2020
    Provide first year students with an immersive experience in an interdisciplinary topic that addresses current issues including social, technical and global topics. Taught by faculty from across campus, the course provides students with an opportunity to interact in small classes, have project based learning experiences and gain valuable communication skills. Seminar style classes focused on discussion and projects.
  • HUEN 1010 - Humanities for Engineers
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020
  • HUEN 3100 - Advanced Humanities for Engineers
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Summer 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Summer 2020


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