Having retired from the Department of English at the University of Bristol I am an independent scholar based in Oxford and London. These pages
describe some of my current and earlier projects.
At present I am working mainly in classical
reception; I am particularly interested in the relationship between Greek literature (ancient and modern) and literatures in English. Three current projects are:
- Greek in literary
Modernism (especially Joyce and Pound)
- the reception of Hesiod and Pindar in English poetry
- the idea of a national poet: C. Day Lewis and George Seferis.
Recent essays and papers include:
- “I sailed never with Cadmus: Modernism’s Thebes”, Classical Association Conference, Leicester, April 2018.
and Electric Light: Seamus Heaney’s Greece”, in Landscapes of Irish and Greek Poets, ed. Joanna Kruczkowska (Oxford: Lang, 2018)
- (with Rose Little) “‘In a Different Light’: Imagining Greece
in Elizabeth Taylor and Barbara Pym”, in Greece in British Women’s Literary Imagination 1913-2013, ed. Eleni Papargyriou et al. (Lang, 2017)
- “Betty Radice and the Survival of Classics”, in Women Classical Scholars: Unsealing the Fountain from the Renaissance
to Jacqueline de Romilly, ed. Rosie Wyles and Edith Hall (OUP, 2016).
and Hesiod”, in Seamus Heaney's Classics: Bann Valley Muses, ed. Stephen Harrison et al. (OUP).
Previous papers include:
- “Tin Wreaths and Broken Statues: Ezra Pound, Commemoration and the Classical Text”,
UCL, June 2015
Rothenstein: The Artist as Reader”, Cartwright Hall, Bradford, March 2015
- “‘Si credere dignum est’: Crediting the Georgics from Browning to Hill”,
UCL, April 2014
Greek”, Durham University, July 2013.
My background is in the Victorian period; on this website are details of my work on Robert
Browning and Edward Lear.
Other research interests include:
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Website maintained by: Rowena Fowler
Last updated: 29 April 2018