CURRENT RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

I have several projects in progress currently (winter 2017/18). My major current project is a study of the reception of the Cupid and Psyche story from Apuleiusí Metamorphoses in European culture since Shakespeare (in collaboration with Dr Regine May of the University of Leeds); I hold a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship for this in 2017-20 (see https://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/awards-made/awards-focus/love-and-soul-apuleius%E2%80%99-tale-cupid-and-psyche-european-culture-1600). Co-edited conference and similar volumes in progress with teams of colleagues include one on this same project from a Leeds conference of 2016, one on the reception of Sappho at Rome, one on ancient prose, one on E.R.Dodds, one on the weaker voice in Latin literature, and one on Seamus Heaney and the classics. I have also agreed to edit the Silvae of the great Scottish neo-Latin poet George Buchanan (1506-1582) for an international Buchanan edition and to write a short book on the wisdom of Horace for Princeton University Press.

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