Renaissance French Literature, especially classical reception, cartography/cultural geography, visual studies/art history.
lyric theory, comparative poetics, and historical poetics; Victorian poetry and prosody; classical reception studies; translation studies
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“The Lost Echo: Introduction.” Australasian Drama Studies, 56 (April 2010). 103-108.
“The Pursuit of Youth: Adolescence, Seduction, and the Pastoral in Act One of The Lost Echo.” Australasian Drama Studies 56 (April, 2010) 117-130.
“Truth-telling Englishmen: Classics as a Test of Character in Victorian School Stories”. New Voices in Classical Reception Studies. Spring 2008.
“Turning Away from Formal Education: John Ruskin and the Scholar Within,” Scholarships in Victorian Britain: Leeds Working Papers in Victorian Studies, 1 (1998): 114 –125.
“A Close Reading of Longfellow’s ‘Mezzo Cammin’,” Deep South, electronic journal, University of Otago, 1995: http://www.otago.ac.nz/DeepSouth/vol…
I work at the University of New England in the high country of New South Wales. I teach and research in children’s literature and classical reception studies. I lead the Australasian wing of the ERC-funded Our Mythical Childhood project (Grant agreement No 681202) which traces the reception of classical antiquity in children’s and young adults’ culture. I am writing a Guide to the field of recent children’s literature inspired by classical antiquity.
• Literary theory (ancient and modern), esp. theory of poetic language
• Greek and Latin poetry
• Greek-German comparative studies
• Politics and poetics of cultural identity
• Classical reception studies and the classical tradition
• History of sexualities, queer and gender studieshttp://www.ccc.ox.ac.uk/Dr-S-Matzner/
55-year old para-academic. Writes mostly on classical reception in popular culture, especially cinema and contemporary science fiction. Current major project: Screening Britannia. Currently teaching Roman Britain, but has previously taught Classics and cinema, ancient history and myth. Also with role in Science Fiction Foundation, and formerly British Science Fiction Association.
After studying in Edinburgh and Berlin, I entered the University of Pennsylvania’s graduate program in English, where I am currently completing my Ph.D. My research centers on war and literature in the late Middle Ages, focusing in particular on how the sprawling series of conflicts now known as the Hundred Years War (1337-1453) changed the way war was represented, theorized, and historicized. I also have related interests in classical reception, material texts, visual culture, and the methodologies of literary study.
Professor of Renaissance literature, with specialization in comparative Renaissance lit, history of classical scholarship and the reception of classical literature and philosophy, the history of science, encyclopedism, and glow-worms.
I’m a PhD student at the University of Virginia with interests in Greek religion (and its reception by classical and post-classical writers), Greek linguistics, and the application of second language acquisition research to the teaching of Latin and ancient Greek. Before coming to UVA, I studied Classics at the University of Kentucky and language teaching at the University of Illinois. In the summers, I’ve taught intensive Greek courses for the Polis Institute in Rome and Florida.
I have primarily worked on the 1st century AD unfinished poem, the Achilleid, by the Flavian poet Publius Papinius Statius. My doctoral research explored central aspects of the poem that lend themselves to a darker/tragic reading. My main research interest lie within the literature of the Flavian period, but I am interested in Neronian texts and the Augustan poets (esp. Virgil and Ovid). I am also drawn to the reception and intersection of classical literature in the dramatists of the Spanish Golden Age (especially Tirso de Molina and Calderón de la Barca), as well as the use and reuse of Augustan topoi by Flemish humanists of the 16th Century (Dominicus Lampsonius).
Since 2014, I have served as director of the Office of Programs and director of the Association of Departments of Foreign Languages at MLA. For the Office of Programs I oversee projects relating to the profession, such as departmental reviews, the ongoing examination of faculty rights and responsibilities, monitoring educational and curricular changes, and the development of statements of best practices. As director of ADFL, I oversee the Language Consultancy Service, the MLA Language Map, the language enrollment database, survey, and report, and other projects focused on languages other than English. From 1986 to 2013, I taught Italian at the University of Pittsburgh, with secondary appointments in classics and philosophy. I was chair of the Department of French and Italian for eleven years and assistant dean of the humanities for three years at Pitt. Publications include Compromising the Classics: Romance Epic Narrative in the Italian Renaissance (1996), which received honorable mention in the 1996–97 joint Howard R. Marraro Prize and Scaglione Award in Italian Studies from the MLA, and Freedom Readers: The African American Reception of Dante Alighieri and the Divine Comedy (2011), which received the American Association of Italian Studies Book Prize (general category) in 2011. With D. Mark Possanza, I am co-editor and translator of Ludovico Ariosto’s Latin Poetry, I Tatti Renaissance Library, Harvard University Press (2018). Some key research interests: Renaissance Studies; comparative literature; reception of the classical tradition; vernacular classicism; history of the book; Italian; Latin; Greek; Medievalisms; Dante; Divine Comedy; Matteo Maria Boiardo; Ludovico Ariosto; Torquato Tasso; romance/epic; Neo-Latin poetry; Herodotus.