Assistant Professor, General Faculty

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cmc2eb@virginia.edu

My research focuses broadly on Latin verse of the late Republic and early Empire, with especial thematic interest in poetic landscapes. My current book project, entitled Umbra: Death and the Grove in Latin Literature, explores the liminality of the space of the grove throughout the Latin verse tradition, particularly in its incarnation as a symbolic underworld. This has given rise to a concomitant interest in post-Virgilian pastoral (notably Dante’s Latin eclogues). Beyond this topic, I am also pursuing curiosities about Dracontius’ Romulea and literary receptions of the Alcestis.

 

Publications:

 

“Ocean and the Aesthetics of Catullan Ecphrasis.” Lexis 34 (2016): 196-216

“Sinon and the Hatred of Odysseus.” Vergilius (forthcoming)

 

Personal:

I completed my DPhil at Trinity College, Oxford and subsequently taught at the university for a number of years as both a lecturer and as the interim Head of Classics at St. Anne’s College. Upon moving back to the States, I taught at NYU and Fordham before joining the faculty here for this academic year.