Joanne Vera Stolk

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Visiting address Blindernveien 31 Georg Morgenstiernes hus 0313 OSLO
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Project

After the conquest of Alexander the Great, the city of Alexandria became an important place for scholarly debate during the Hellenistic period (323-31 BCE). Alexandrine grammarians studied Greek literature and the Greek language. During Roman times (31 BCE -284 CE), the so-called Atticist grammarians tried to define the norms for 'correct Greek' based on Classical Attic literature from hundreds of years earlier. These conservative norms have influenced the surviving post-Classical Greek literature. However, their impact on everyday writing has hardly been studied. 

During this project I will study the post-Classical Greek language in documentary sources from Graeco-Roman Egypt, such as writing on papyrus and potsherds. I will use an important new resource, namely linguistic revisions by ancient scribes. Did the writers of these non-literary texts follow linguistic norms? And if so, what kind of rules did they follow? How far did the influence of the Atticist grammarians reach?

The project will be executed at the Universities of Ghent, Leuven and Oslo.

Current positions

2017 – 2020 Marie Curie postdoctoral fellow (NFR COFUND), Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Arts and Ideas (IFIKK), University of Oslo, Norway

2016 – 2021 Postdoctoral fellow of the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO), Linguistic Department, Ghent University, Belgium

Work experience

2016, August 15 – September 30 Senior Research Librarian, Papyrus collection of the Oslo University Library, University of Oslo, Norway

2015 – 2016 Doctoral research fellow on completion grant, Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas, University of Oslo, Norway

2012 – 2015 Doctoral research fellow, Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas, University of Oslo, Norway

2010 – 2012 Freelancer project Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum Online, Brill Academic Publishers, Leiden, The Netherlands

2007 – 2009 Student-assistant Leiden Papyrological Institute

Education

2015 – 2016 University of Oslo 1-year Pedagogical Training Programme in Educational Theory and Practice, Institute for Pedagogy, University of Oslo

2012 – 2015 Doctoral degree, Dept. of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas, University of Oslo

Thesis title: Case Variation in Greek Papyri. Retracing dative case syncretism in the language of the Greek documentary papyri and ostraca from Egypt (300 BCE-800 CE)

Supervisor: Prof. dr. Anastasia Maravela, University of Oslo; 

Co-Supervisor: Dr. Trevor Evans, Macquarie University, Sydney

2009 – 2012 Research MA Linguistics: Structure and Variation of the Languages of the World, Leiden University (cum laude)

2010 – 2011 MA Ancient History, University of Leuven (magna cum laude)

2006 – 2009 BA Comparative Indo-European Linguistics, Leiden University

2005 – 2009 BA Classics, Leiden University

2004 – 2005 Leiden Advanced Pre-University Program for Top Students, Papyrological Institute, Leiden University

Teaching

Reading Greek Papyri (12th Leiden Summer School in Language and Linguistics, 10-14 July 2017, University of Leiden)

Introduction to Papyrology: Ptolemaic Egypt (12th Leiden Summer School in Language and Linguistics, 13-14 July 2017, University of Leiden)

Reading Greek Papyri (11th Leiden Summer School in Language and Linguistics, 11-22 July 2016, University of Leiden)

Introduction to Papyrology: Roman Egypt (11th Leiden Summer School in Language and Linguistics, 19-20 July 2016, University of Leiden)

Historical Sociolinguistics (seminar, 1 March 2017, Ghent University)

Indo-European Language and Culture (seminar, 20 December 2016, Ghent University)

Greek grammar II (teaching assistant, spring semester 2016, University of Oslo)

Greek Lyric poetry (teaching assistant, spring semester 2016, University of Oslo)

Digital classics: A hands-on Introduction to EpiDoc and Treebanking (University of Oslo, Digital Humanities in the Nordic countries, 14 March 2016)

Greek grammar I (autumn semester 2015, University of Oslo)

Attic Prose (autumn semester 2015, University of Oslo)

Publications

  • Stolk, Joanne Vera (2017). Dative alternation and dative case syncretism in Greek: the use of dative, accusative and prepositional phrases in documentary papyri. Transactions of the Philological Society.  ISSN 0079-1636.  115(2), s 212- 238
  • Stolk, Joanne Vera (2017). Dative and genitive case interchange in Greek papyri from Roman-Byzantine Egypt. Glotta : Zeitschrift für Griechische und Lateinische Sprache.  ISSN 0017-1298.  93, s 180- 210
  • Stolk, Joanne Vera (2016). Dative and genitive case interchange in Greek papyri from the Ptolemaic period. Journal of Juristic Papyrology.  ISSN 0075-4277.
  • Stolk, Joanne Vera (2016). Scribal and Phraseological Variation in Legal Formulas: The Adjectival Participle of Ὑπάρχω + Dative or Genitive Pronoun. Journal of Juristic Papyrology.  ISSN 0075-4277.  45, s 255- 290
  • Stolk, Joanne Vera & Nachtergaele, Delphine (2016). Dative for Accusative Case Interchange in Epistolary Formulas in Greek Papyrus Letters. Symbolae Osloenses.  ISSN 0039-7679.  90(1), s 122- 163 . doi: 10.1080/00397679.2016.1211374
  • Depauw, Mark & Stolk, Joanne Vera (2015). Linguistic variation in greek papyri: Towards a new tool for quantitative study. Greek, Roman and Byzantine Studies.  ISSN 0017-3916.  55(1), s 196- 220
  • Stolk, Joanne Vera (2015). Dative by genitive replacement in the Greek language of the papyri: A diachronic account of case semantics. Journal of Greek Linguistics.  ISSN 1566-5844.  15(1), s 91- 121 . doi: 10.1163/15699846-01501001
  • Stolk, Joanne Vera (2013). A Byzantine business letter and account from the collection of the Oslo University Library. Archiv für Papyrusforschung und verwandte Gebiete.  ISSN 0066-6459.  59(2), s 391- 400 Full text in Research Archive

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  • Stolk, Joanne Vera (2017). Coptic papyri from the collection of the Oslo University Library.
  • Stolk, Joanne Vera (2017). Koine Greek from a scribal perspective.
  • Stolk, Joanne Vera (2017). P. Oslo inv. 1477 revisited.
  • Stolk, Joanne Vera (2017). Presentation of papyrus editions P.Oslo inv. 377, 388, 401, 533, 793, 908, 1477 and 1667.
  • Stolk, Joanne Vera (2017). Scribal corrections from Zenon to Dioscoros.
  • Stolk, Joanne Vera (2017). Scribal corrections in Greek papyri from Egypt.
  • Stolk, Joanne Vera (2016). Can scribes make mistakes?.
  • Stolk, Joanne Vera (2016). How to use the dative case? Editorial regularization in Greek documentary papyri.
  • Stolk, Joanne Vera (2016). How to write proper Greek? Scribal revision vs. editorial regularization.
  • Stolk, Joanne Vera (2016). The encoding of animate Goal in Greek papyri: dative, accusative and prepositions.
  • Stolk, Joanne Vera (2016). Variants in practice: scribal revision in Greek documentary papyri.
  • Stolk, Joanne Vera (2016). Variation at multiple linguistic levels: the co-occurrence of phonological and morphological variants in Greek documentary papyri.
  • Stolk, Joanne Vera (2015). Subscriptions to a Coptic deed of donation (P.Oslo inv. 413).
  • Stolk, Joanne Vera (2015). The replacement of the personal dative in goal-oriented roles in Greek papyri.
  • Stolk, Joanne Vera & Øksdal, Alf Tore (2015, 14. desember). Språkforvirring tok livet av dativ kasus i gresk . [Internett].  http://www.hf.uio.no/ifikk/forskning/aktuelt/aktuelle-saker/.
  • Stolk, Joanne Vera (2014). Egyptian-Greek language contact and case interchange in Greek papyri from Egypt.
  • Stolk, Joanne Vera (2014). Linguistic variation in Greek papyri: a new quantitative tool for study.
  • Stolk, Joanne Vera (2014). P.Palau Ribes inv. 367 and 443.
  • Stolk, Joanne Vera (2014). The role of genre for the study of dative case syncretism in Greek papyri from Egypt.
  • Kildahl, Mari; Stolk, Joanne Vera & Maravela, Anastasia (2013, 08. juli). New findings on the last poet of antiquity. [Internett].  http://www.hf.uio.no/ifikk/english/research/news-and-events/.
  • Kildahl, Mari; Stolk, Joanne Vera & Maravela, Anastasia (2013, 20. juli). Nytt funn om antikkens siste poet. [Internett].  http://www.forskning.no/artikler/2013/juni/361137.
  • Stolk, Joanne Vera (2013). A Diachronic Account of Dative by Genitive Replacement in Papyrological Greek.
  • Stolk, Joanne Vera (2013). Adjectival participles in the possessive DP: ὑπάρχω + dative or genitive?.
  • Stolk, Joanne Vera (2013). Language Change in the Papyri: dative by genitive replacement in Greek.
  • Stolk, Joanne Vera (2013). Possessors and affectees: combining the semantics of the dative and genitive case in the papyri.
  • Stolk, Joanne Vera (2012). A piece of official correspondence from the Roman Fayum: P.Leid.inv.571.
  • Stolk, Joanne Vera (2012). Authorial and editorial correction as an indicator of linguistic change - dative replacement in the papyri.
  • Stolk, Joanne Vera (2012). P.Leid.inv.571 II and fallen tree procedures in Roman Egypt.
  • Stolk, Joanne Vera (2012). The decline of the dative: a diachronic approach to the language of the Oslo papyri.

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