Bio: Carl Rubino

Carl Rubino, CHS 1974-75

Carl A. Rubino
Current Title:
Edward North Professor of Classics
Hamilton College
A.B. Fordham University, 1965
M.A. Fordham University, 1966
Ph.L. Loyola Seminar-Woodstock College, 1966
Ph.D. State University of New York at Buffalo 1973
Three chapters, “Was Cicero a Greater Statesman than Caesar?  Viewpoint: Yes,” “Was the Aeneid Augustan Propaganda?  Viewpoint: No,” and “Literary Theory Has No Place in the Study of Classics.  Viewpoint: No,” in Paul Allen Miller and Charles Platter (eds.), History in Dispute.  Vol. 20: Classical Antiquity and Classical Studies (Detroit: St. James Press, 2005).

“Classics and Internet Technology,” with Barbara McManus, American Journal of Philology 124.4 (2003), 601-608.

“The Consolations of Uncertainty: Time, Change, and Complexity,” Emergence 4 (2002), 200-206.

“Ordre : Chaos :: Parole : Silence:  Méditations sur une équation ouverte aux questions,” in Ilya Prigogine (ed.), L’Homme devant l’incertain (Paris: Éditions Odile Jacob, 2001), pp. 325-336.

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Brief Bio

Carl A. Rubino, Edward North Professor of Classics at Hamilton College, has published on classics, comparative literature, literary theory, and issues in science and the humanities, where he has focused on irreversibility, the problem of time, and the impact of the theory of evolution upon ethics.  He has served on the boards of several journals and is presently Book Review Editor of the American Journal of Philology.  Professor Rubino spent seventeen years on the faculty of the University of Texas at Austin.  He has also taught at St. John’s College in Annapolis, Santa Clara University, Le Moyne College, and Bellarmine College, a Jesuit seminary. A collaborator with the late Belgian physicist and Nobel Laureate Ilya Prigogine, Professor Rubino has been a Research Associate at the Prigogine Center for Studies in Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics in Austin and a Researcher at the Service de Chimie Physique II, Université libre de Bruxelles.  Professor Rubino has organized conferences on such topics as “Science and Literature: Two Cultures or One?,” “Who is Socrates?: Plato’s Construction of the Philosophical Hero,” and  “Hamilton’s Nevis: A Conference on the Legacy of Alexander Hamilton.”  The proceedings of his conferences on The Leopard and Umberto Eco’s The Name of the Rose and Foucault’s Pendulum have been published in the United States and abroad.