Dr Laura Jansen

MPhil(Oxon.), PhD(Dub.)

  • BS8 1TB

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Research interests


My research emerges at the intersections of classical, comparative and hybrid literatures. I work on ancient Greek and Latin languages and literature, with a focus on less overt traditions of antiquity in 20th- and 21st-century artistic thought (esp. Argentine, Canadian, French, Greek and Italian).

I am the author of Borges' Classics: Global Encounters with the Graeco-Roman World (Cambridge, 2018, funded by the Leverhulme Trust), and volume editor of Anne Carson's Euripides: Takes on H of H Playbook (2021) and The Trojan Women (2021) (in press, Classical Antiquity 42:2, 2023), Anne Carson/ Antiquity (Bloomsbury, 2021) and The Roman Paratext: Frame, Texts, Readers (Cambridge, 2014). My next edited collection, Susan Sontag's Tangential Classics (OUP, Classical Presences), is forthcoming in 2024.

I am currently completing a second monograph, on Indisiciplinary Classics: Anne Carson's Writings on Antiquity (for CUP), and undertaking research for a third monograph, on Hellenic Absences: Modern Archives of Erasure, Forgetfulness and Loss (for Classical Memories/ Modern Identities, OSUP).

I am also general editor of the monograph series Classical Receptions in Twentieth-Century Writing (Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury Literary Studies blog). 

Before arriving at Bristol in 2013, I held postdoctoral positions at St Andrews, Stanford, and UC Berkeley.

Fellowships and grants

2022-23– Research Fellowship, Center for Hellenic Studies, Harvard 
2022-23 – University Research Fellowship, Bristol
2022 – Visiting Scholar, Stanford University (Fall Term)
2021-23 – British Academy Small Grant 
2019 – Visiting Research Grant, Center for Hellenic Studies, Harvard 
2016 – Visiting Grant, Center for Hellenic Studies, Harvard
2015-16 – Leverhulme Research Fellowship 
2015-16 – Visiting Fellowship, Princeton

See webpage for more information.





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