Edward Lear, Thermopylae, oil on canvas 1872, Ashmolean Museum.
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.
During 2020 I am putting
together Edward Lear's drawings and paintings of Thermopylae to mark the 2500th anniversary of the Battle of Thermopylae in 480 BC.
- “Heaney and Hesiod”, in
Seamus Heaney and the Classics: Bann Valley Muses, ed. Stephen Harrison, Fiona Macintosh, and Helen Eastman (OUP, 2019), pp. 38-49
- “Starlight and Electric Light: Seamus Heaney’s Greece”,
in Landscapes of Irish and Greek Poets,
ed. Joanna Kruczkowska (Oxford: Lang, 2018)
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)
- “Plato, Seferis and Heaney: Poetry as Redress”, in Re-Imagining the Past: Antiquity and Modern Greek Culture, ed. Dimitris
Tziovas (OUP, 2014), pp. 318-329.
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.
- “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
- “Tin 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
Waugh’s Sword of Honour and the Fall of Crete” University of Cambridge, June 2014
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 have included:
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Last updated: 10 September 2020