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.
My web editions of Edward Lear's Journey in Greece and Albania in 1857 and Edward Lear’s
Greek Journey in 1856 are now available.
A compendium site of all Lear's
journeys in "Greek lands" is under construction.
Forthcoming essays and papers include:
- “Heaney and Hesiod”, in Seamus Heaney's Classics: Bann Valley Muses, ed. Stephen Harrison et al. (OUP, 2019)
Tags in Excellent Verses: Modernism's Classical Fragments”, Synthesis 12 (2019).
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.
Other current projects include:
reception of Hesiod and Pindar in English poetry
- the idea of a national poet: C. Day Lewis and George Seferis.
Recent work includes:
- “Poem as Inscription: Ezra Pound to Ian Hamilton Finlay”,
Fleshing Out Words, University of Warwick, March 2019
- “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)
Wreaths and Broken Statues: Ezra Pound, Commemoration and the Classical Text”, UCL, June 2015
- “William Rothenstein: The Artist as Reader”, Cartwright Hall, Bradford, March 2015
credere dignum est’: Crediting the Georgics from Browning to Hill”, UCL, April 2014
- “Joyce’s 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: 13 March 2019