TEACHING, LECTURING, ADMINISTRATION
University Lectures and Seminars. Since 1987 I have given a range of lecture courses on Latin literature and its reception, covering material from Catullus to 16C neo-Latin and the reception of Rome and its literature in 19C and 20C UK.. I have given a range of graduate classes in the same areas.
Since 1987 at
Doctoral theses supervised, co-supervised or co-advised now published
Michael Lipka, Language in Vergil's Eclogues (De Gruyter, 2001)
Anastasios Nikolopoulos, Ovidius Polytropos: Metanarrative in Ovid's Metamorphoses (Olms, 2004)
Regine May, Apuleius and Drama: The Ass on Stage (OUP, 2007)
Heather Ellis, Generational Conflict and University Reform: Oxford in the Age of Revolution (Brill, 2012)
Alexander Riddiford, Madly After the Muses: Bengali Poet Michael Madhusudan Datta and His Reception of the Graeco-Roman Classics (OUP, 2013)
Nora Goldschmidt, Shaggy Crowns: Ennius' Annales and Virgil's Aeneid (OUP, 2013)
Henry Stead, A Cockney Catullus: The Reception of Catullus in Romantic Britain, 1795-1821 (OUP, 2015)
Katharina Volk, The Poetics of Latin Didactic (OUP, 2002)
Thea Selliaas Thorsen, Ovid's Early Poetry: from his single Heroides to his Remedia amoris (CUP, 2014)
Since 1985 I have given invited lectures or conference papers at almost all the other universities in the UK which have classical departments (Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Durham, Exeter, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Lampeter, Leeds, Liverpool, KCL, UCL, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, the Open University, Reading, Royal Holloway, St Andrews, and Swansea). I regularly give classical talks to UK schools, sixth-form conferences, local branches of the Classical Association, and other classical groups; I gave the George Tait Lectures (five talks) at Eton College in 1998 and 2011.
Since 1990 I have given invited lectures in other parts of
Europe, at the Universities of Amsterdam, Berlin (Freie),
Bergen, Bologna, Bonn, Crete, Geneva, Groningen, Heidelberg, Ioannina, Jena,
Krakow, Lausanne, Leiden, Mannheim, Montpellier-III, Munich, Oslo, Padua, Pisa,
Posnań, Stockholm, Thessaloniki, Uppsala and
Verona. Outside Europe, in 1990 I w
Amongst conferences overseas, I have given papers at the 1989 Second International Conference on the Ancient Novel in Dartmouth, N.H., the 1992 Entretiens of the Fondation Hardt in Geneva, the 19th and 20th Groningen Colloquia on the Novel (1996, 1997), the conference 'La poesia giambica in Grecia e Roma' in Trento (1998), the conference 'Vom Text zum Buch' in Mannheim (1999), the 2000 Third International Conference on the Ancient Novel in Groningen, NL, the inaugural Celtic Conference in Classics at Maynooth, Ireland (2000), the first five of the Rethymnon conferences on the Ancient Novel in Crete (2001, 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2009), the OIKOS gathering at Groningen (2001), the 2003 APA conference in New Orleans, the 2004 APA conference in San Francisco, a conference on Latin linguistics and narratology in Amsterdam (2006), the conference ‘Apuleius and the Second Sophistic’ at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2007), the 2008 Fourth International Conference on the Ancient Novel in Lisbon, the 2010 Trends in Classics conference in Thessaloniki on Genre in Latin literature, a 2011 conference at the Sorbonne on prefaces in Latin literature, a 2012 conference on Lyon on lyric and the city, the 2013 ‘'Tracking Hermes/Mercury' conference at the University of Virginia, the 2014 Trends in Classics conference in Thessaloniki on Roman Drama and a 2014 conference on Textual Strategies in Greek and Latin War Narrative in Amsterdam.
In December 2005 I contributed to the R
I have organised or co-organised international conferences in Oxford on 'Horace' (1992, to mark the retirement of Robin Nisbet), 'Intertextuality and Latin Poetry' (1995) , 'The Prologue to Apuleius' Metamorphoses' (1997), 'Vergil's Aeneid : Augustan Epic and Political Context' (1996), 'Working Together : Classical Scholarship and Literary Theory' (1997), and ‘Versions of Ovid’ (2003), ‘Living Classics’ (2005), ‘Expurgating the Classics’ (2010), Classics in the Modern World: A ‘Democratic Turn’? (2010), of all of which the proceedings have been or are being published in volume or special journal issue form (see my list of publications above), many smaller day-colloquia and seminar series and visiting lectures. I was a member of the organising committees for ICAN 3 2000 (the third International Conference on the Ancient Novel in Groningen, NL), ICAN 4 2008 (Lisbon), ICAN 5 2015 (Houston), and chair of the Oxford Triennial Conference in 2008, and co-organiser of the Trends in Classics conference on Genre in Latin Literature in 2011. I am a founder member and was in 2009-14 co-co-ordinator of the Classical Reception Studies Network (http://www2.open.ac.uk/ClassicalStudies/GreekPlays/crsn/index.shtml). For further editorships etc go back to the page on ‘Other Career Details’.
Within Oxford. Within Corpus I have been Tutor for Admissions 1990-3, editor of the College magazine 1994-1998, Senior Tutor 1998-2001, Vice-President 2012-14 and Acting President in Hilary Term 2014. In 1996-8 and 2004-5 I was the Director of the Corpus Christi Centre for the Study of Greek and Roman Antiquity, the College's co-ordinating body for graduate and research activities in Classics. Within the University I was Secretary of the Senior Tutors’ Committee and of the Academic Sub-Committee of the Council of Colleges 1999-2001 (acting Chair of both in Trinity Term 2001), which confers membership of a number of intercollegiate bodies, and co-organised the Classics submission to and visit of the governmental Subject Review (QAA) in 2000. I have examined or assessed for the University most years at either undergraduate or graduate level, including M.St., M.Phil., M.Litt. and D.Phil. dissertations (eleven of the last so far); I was Chair of Examiners for Lit.Hum. in 2004. I was a founder member of the University's Equal Opportunities Committee (1990-93), a member of the main University Admissions Committee (1990-93), and a member of the Crouch Committee (1993-4), whose report led to major changes in Oxford's admissions procedures. I was secretary of the Oxford branch of the Classical Association 1987-9 and of the Oxford Philological Society 1989-91 (of which I was also President, 2004-5). In 2006-9 I was Director of Graduate Studies for Classical Languages and Literature, and in 2011-14 I was chair of the university’s Graduate Admissions Committee and a member of its Education Committee and other central bodies.
Outside Oxford. I have been external examiner at the universities of London (1988-9), Newcastle (1994-6), Swansea (2011-) and Cambridge (2012-), and have been external examiner of masters’ dissertations at the Universities of Birmingham and Leeds. I have examined more than forty doctoral dissertations, including at the Universities of Adelaide, Amsterdam (UvA and VU), Cambridge (twice), Cape Town, Geneva, Göttingen, Groningen (twice), Leeds, London, Newcastle, Open University, Pisa (five times), Princeton, Salerno, Sassari and the Witwatersrand, and tenure/promotion/search/prize referee at more than thirty institutions across four continents. I was external reviewer of the School of Classics at Leeds (2004) and of the Department of Classics at Royal Holloway (2005). I was a member of the Council of what was then UCCA (now UCAS, the national body on university admissions) 1990-3, and of the Council of the Roman Society 1991-4. I was Local Secretary for the 1995 Triennial Conference of the Greek and Roman Societies (in Oxford), and helped with the JACT Latin Summer School at Kingswood 1993-6; I was chair of the 2008 Triennial at Oxford. I was a school governor (girls' independent) 1994-7, and served 2008-2015 on the governing body at my old school (Christ's Hospital); I have examined school prizes at Eton and Winchester. I have often acted as referee for book proposals for OUP and CUP, Brill, Bloomsbury, Routledge and Blackwell/Wiley, and as a referee for many journals other than those where I am on the advisory board.