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- Royal Holloway, University of London
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- Latin literature, Roman history, Roman social history, ancient philosophy, Roman philosophy, Classics, Latin, Rome, gender history, classical reception, classics on film, classical monsters
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- About Me
I am a Lecturer in Classics at Royal Holloway, University of London, where I have been since 2013 after a stint at the University of Birmingham following completing my PhD in the US. My research interests cover Roman social history, Latin literature and gender studies; I’m also very interested in what happens to classics in post-classical cultures, particularly in popular media like film, television and Young Adult Fiction.
I am currently working on a book manuscript exploring the reception of the classical monster in popular culture; it will appear in 2019 with I.B. Tauris/Bloomsbury.
I have experience working with television, radio, print publications and public events. Up-to-date details of my media and outreach activities are available here.
- Recent Publications
My full list of publications is available here; I’ve also written for a range of publications, including History Today, Iris Online, the Times Higher Education and Strange Horizons.
My major book:
The Ethics of the Family in Seneca. Cambridge University Press, 2017.
Selected recent articles:
2018: ‘Caught in Medusa’s Gaze: Why Does The Ancient Monster Survive in the Modern World?’, in Making Monsters: An Anthology of Classically Themed Speculative Fiction and Essays, eds. Emma Bridges and Djibril al-Ayad, Futurefire.net Publishing.
2018: ‘The Ties That Bind: Materiality, Identity and the Life Course in the “Things” Families Keep’, with Anna Woodham, Laura King and Vicky Crewe. Journal of Family History 43.2: 157-176.
2016: ‘This Is Not A Chapter About Jane Harrison: Classicists at Newnham College, 1882-1922.’ In Women Classical Scholars. Unsealing the Fountain from the Renaissance to Jacqueline de Romilly, eds. E. Hall and R. Wyles. Oxford University Press: 153-175.
2014: ‘Show Me The Way To Go Home: A Reconsideration of Seneca’s De Consolatione ad Polybium.’ The American Journal of Philology 135.3: 451-480.
2012: ‘She’s Only A Bird in a Gilded Cage: Freedwomen at Trimalchio’s Dinner Party.’ Classical Quarterly 62.1: 260-280.
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- Expertise by Geography
- Expertise by Chronology
- Ancient, 5, 8, 9
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- Family, Gender, Pedagogy, Sexuality, Women