JW Waterhouse, Apollo and Daphne image courtesy of jwwaterhouse.com
Having retired from the Department of English at the
Click on the title for abstracts of two of my articles:
"'Purple Shining Lilies': Imagining the Aeneid in Contemporary Poetry", in Living Classics: Greece and Rome in Contemporary Poetry in English, edited by S. J. Harrison (Oxford University Press, 2009).
"This Tart Fable: Daphne and Apollo in Modern Women's Poetry", in Laughing With Medusa: Classical Myth and Feminist Thought, edited by Miriam Lawrence and Vanda Zajko (Oxford University Press, 2006).
Research interests. . .
1. The reception of classical antiquity in English and Modern Greek literature. Topics include Virginia Woolf's Greece, Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Homer, Joyce's Ulysses in Modern Greek.
3. Other research interests: critical and metrical theory, women and writing (including Alice Munro, Elizabeth Gaskell and Virginia Woolf), and the history and literary uses of the English dictionary. For the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography I wrote entries for Mary Newton, the painter, and Lucy Garnett, the traveller and ethnographer.
Current research. . .
A chapter on Robert Browning for The Oxford History of Classical Reception in English Literature Vol 4 (1780–1880), edited by Jennifer Wallace and Norman Vance.
Lectures and papers. . .
"Seferis and Heaney in the Underworld" at the Modern Greek Graduate Seminar, Cambridge University, March 2010.
"Virginia Woolf's Greek Choruses" in the seminar series Modern Receptions of Ancient Greek and Roman Cultures, Oxford University, October 2006.
"Text and Meaning in
Charles Richardson's New Dictionary of the
English Language" at the International Conference on
Historical Lexicography and Lexicology,
"Robert Browning as
Editor: The Posthumous Publication of Elizabeth Barrett Browning" at
the conference The Future of Victorian Poetry,
"Women Writers and Readers in the Oxford English Dictionary" at the British Women Writers Conference, University of Wisconsin-Madison, April 2002.
"Putting Living People
into Books: Woolf's Reception in the Oxford
English Dictionary" at The Eleventh Annual
Conference on Virginia Woolf,
"Statistical Subjects? The Individual, the City, and the Literary Text" at the conference Monuments and Dust, Institute of Historical Research, July 2001.
At the 2000 MLA Convention I organised a special session on The Literary Uses of Dictionaries.
Teaching interests. . .
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Last updated: 7 August 2010
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