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Research interests

My research focuses on the literary afterlives of classical texts and antiquity in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries; I have a particular interest in English translations of epic poetry. My book Virgil's English Translators: Civil Wars to Restoration (2021) examines the print and manuscript translations of Virgil that were produced in the middle decades of the seventeenth century. It argues that writers in this period translated Virgil in order to display and interrogate their political loyalties, articulate personal responses to past traumas and express their hopes for the country’s future. I have also published articles on John Dryden, Alexander Pope, and other poet-translators, in The Review of English Studies, The International Journal of the Classical Tradition; Translation and Literature and The Seventeenth Century, as well as a survey article in Literature Compass on Classics and eighteenth-century literature. I am currently working on an edition of Pope's translation of Homer for Oxford University Press.

Teaching

This year I'm teaching for the following courses: 

(Y1) Literature 1550-1740; Transformations

(Y2) Legacy (Classical Studies); Gender, Desire, and the Renaissance Stage; Revenge Tragedy

(Y3) Dissertation

(MA) Introduction to Literary Research; Intertextual Shakespeare

I'm contributing to the lecture programmes for the following courses:

(Y1) Critical Issues

(Y3) Literatures of Enslavement; Celebrity Culture: Icons, Industry, and Aesthetics

I have also contributed to the teaching and/or assessment of the following units: Approaches to Poetry (Y1); Approaches to Shakespeare (Y1); Critical Practice (Y1); Epic (Classical Studies Y1); Literature (Classical Studies Y1); The Art of Grief (Y2); Literature 2: 1500-1700 (Y2);  Paradise Lost: Inception and Reception (Y2); Satire (Y2); Literature 3: 1700-1830 (Y3); Shakespearean Tragedy: Textual and Literary Criticism (Y3); Poetry (ELCE); Early Modern Drama (ELCE); Literature from Milton to Johnson (ELCE); Shakespeare and the Traditions of the English Stage (ELCE); Romantic and Victorian Poetry (ELCE); Classical Receptions in English Poetry: A Masterclass (MA)

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