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Dr Ian Calvert

MA (Cantab.), MA, PhD

  • BS8 1TB


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Research interests

My research interests are concerned with English/Classics literary relations c.1550-c.1830 and the reception of Augustan poetry in the long eighteenth century. I am also interested in the role of allusion and imitation, particularly within epic and mock-epic poetry. My current research is on the English translators of Virgil in the middle decades of the seventeenth century, from the outbreak of the civil wars through the Interregnum and into the early years of the Restoration. 


This year I'm teaching for the following courses: 

(Y1) Literature (Classical Studies); Transformations; Literature 1550-1740

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

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

(MA) Introduction to Literary Research; Intertextual Shakespeare

(ELCE) Literature from Milton to Johnson


I have also taught on the following units: Approaches to Poetry (Y1); Approaches to Shakespeare (Y1); Critical Practice (Y1);  Critical Issues (Y1); Satire (Y2); Literature 2: 1500-1700 (Y2); Literature 3: 1700-1830 (Y3); Poetry (ELCE); Early Modern Drama (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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Research Output

  • 9 Chapter in a book
  • 4 Article (Academic Journal)
  • 4 Book/Film/Article review (Academic Journal)

Augustan allusion: Quotation and self-quotation in Pope’s Odyssey

Calvert, I., 22 Nov 2019, In : Review of English Studies. 70, 297, p. 869-889 21 p., hgy120.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

  • Hindsight as Foresight: Virgilian Retrospective Prophecy in Coopers Hill and The Destruction of Troy

    Calvert, I., 1 Jun 2019, In : International Journal of the Classical Tradition. 26, 2, p. 150-174 25 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

    Open Access
  • 207 Downloads (Pure)

    Review of Harry Newman, Impressive Shakespeare

    Calvert, I., 9 Aug 2019, In : Cahiers Élisabéthains. 100, p. 144-7

    Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review (Academic Journal)


    Bristol Teaching Award nominee

    Calvert, Ian (Recipient), 2020

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

    Fellowship of Higher Education Academy

    Calvert, Ian (Recipient), 4 Aug 2020

    Prize: Election to learned society


    English Department Research Seminar

    Ian Calvert (Participant)

    Feb 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesInvited talk

    Review of English Studies (Journal)

    Ian Calvert (Editor)


    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review

    British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, 49th Annual Conference

    Ian Calvert (Participant)

    8 Jan 202010 Jan 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference