Renaud Gagné

Pro Futura Scientia Fellow, SCAS.
Reader in Ancient Greek Literature and Religion, University of Cambridge

Renaud Gagné holds a BA in Classics and an MA in Ancient History from the Université de
Montréal and a Ph.D. in Classical Philology (2007) from Harvard University. He was Assistant
Professor in the Department of History and Classical Studies at McGill University, Montréal
(2006–2009) and Lecturer (2009–2015) at the Faculty of Classics at the University of Cambridge
before becoming Reader in Ancient Greek Literature and Religion (2015–). He is a Fellow of
Pembroke College, Cambridge (2009–). He has also held visiting posts at the Freie Universität
Berlin, the Université de Montréal, and the École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS).

Gagné has received major grants and fellowships from Harvard, the Woodrow Wilson Foundation,
the Onassis Foundation, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and he has been awarded the Gold
Medal of the Governor General of Canada and the Philip Leverhulme Prize. He has published Ancestral
Fault in Ancient Greece
(Cambridge, 2013), a book which traces the history of ideas about divine
generational punishment throughout ancient Greek culture and the long reception of ancient Greek
literature. He has also co-edited Choral Mediations in Greek Tragedy (Cambridge, 2013) and
Sacrifices Humains: Perspectives Croisées et Représentations
(Liège, 2013).

During his Pro Futura Fellowship, he will edit The New Cambridge History of Greek Literature and
work on completing two monographs: Hyperborea: Excursions to the Overnorth and Chorus and
Symposium: Metaphors of Performance

This information is accurate as of the academic year 2017-18.