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 include:

Forthcoming essays and papers include:

  • Modernisms Thebes, in a panel at the Classical Association Conference, Leicester, April 2018
  • “Heaney and Hesiod”, in Seamus Heaney's Classics: Bann Valley Muses, ed. Stephen Harrison et al. (OUP).

 Previous papers include:

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: 12 January 2018