Dr Genevieve Liveley

B.A., M.A., Ph.D.(Bristol)

  • BS8 1TB


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Personal profile

Research interests

Genevieve Liveley is Reader in Classics, RISCS Fellow, and Turing Fellow at the University of Bristol. She has particular research interests in ancient narratives and in narrative theories (both ancient and modern), and their impact on futures thinking. She has published a number of books and articles on these topics and has also worked on the classical tradition, chaos theory, and cyborgs. She is currently seconded to GCHQ working on a project examining ‘Anticipation and Cyber Risk’ with the sociotechnical research team at the National Centre for Cyber Security. She is co-founder of FLiNT (Futures Literacy through Narrative).


Room 1.1 36 Tyndalls Park Road

(0117) 928 7763 g.liveley@bristol.ac.uk

Consultation hours

Research Supervision

I am currently supervising doctoral research projects exploring silence in Ovid, virginity theory, comic-strip narratology, legal narratives and narratology in the Augustan marriage laws, Mary Shelley's 'Promethean' creature, and ancient cryptography. I am always happy to supervise doctoral research projects with a narratological focus, as well as those that relate to Augustan literature and its receptions (especially anything Ovidian).


I teach at all levels and across all of the programmes in Classics and Ancient History, from beginners’ Latin, through first and second year units on Comedy and Epic, to final year options on Time, Temporality and Texts and Configurations of Gender and Sexuality. I was awarded a University Teaching and Learning Award in 2009, and was a BoB (Best of Bristol) Lecturer in 2015. I am also a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


External positions

Turing Fellow, The Alan Turing Institute

1 Nov 201831 Oct 2020

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Ancient narrative: representation, anticipation, and teleology

Liveley, G., Michelakis, P., Fowler FBA, R. L., Morley, N. D. G. & Grethlein, J.


Project: Research

Research Output

Beyond the beautiful evil? The ancient/future history of sex robots

Liveley, G., 2019, (Accepted/In press) Classical Literature and Post-Humanism. Bloomsbury

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

Homer's Intelligent Machines: AI in Antiquity

Samantha Thomas & Liveley, G., 2019, (Accepted/In press) AI Narratives: A History of Imaginative Thinking about Intelligent Machines . Oxford University Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book


Liveley, G., 28 Mar 2019, Oxford University Press. 304 p. (Classics in Theory)

Research output: Book/ReportAuthored book

  • Activities

    • 1 Editorial activity

    Journal of Classics Teaching (Journal)

    Genevieve Liveley (Editor)


    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

    Supervised Work

    Re-visions : disordering perspectives of Ovid's Metamorphoses.

    Author: Liveley, G., 1999

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)


    The Problem with Antigone: Martyrdom, Resistance and Revolution in Slavoj Žižek’s Antigone

    Author: Cox, O., 19 Jun 2018

    Supervisor: Liveley, G. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Master's ThesisMaster of Philosophy (MPhil)