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

Reader in Classics

Genevieve Liveley

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

Reader in Classics

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External positions

Turing Fellow, The Alan Turing Institute

1 Nov 201831 Oct 2020

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.s.


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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.


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