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DR J ALISON ROSENBLITT

WELCOME TO MY ACADEMIC WEB-PAGE

 

 

 

I work on the late republic, especially Sallust, who appeals to me because he watched his world fall apart and because he is fascinated by troublemakers – even if not always sympathetic to them. My own focus is particularly on Sallust’s Historiae and on Sallust’s representation of Roman rhetoric. I am working now on my academic book, Rome after Sulla, which is under contract with Bloomsbury Academic Press. I have also been working recently on the modernist American poet E.E. Cummings. I like the way that Cummings responds to Classical verse: ambitious, provocative, and disobedient.

I have been at Oxford since I read Ancient & Modern History as an undergraduate. I did my graduate work on Sallust’s Historiae, and I am currently a lecturer at Balliol College. I teach Roman history and classical reception. I can be contacted by e-mail at “alison.rosenblitt@classics.ox.ac.uk” or by post at Balliol.

During the coming academic year (2015-2016), I will be at the Houghton Library (Harvard University) for a month as a Joan Nordell Fellow and I will be at the Harry Ransom Center (University of Texas at Austin) for a month as a Harry Ransom Center Research Fellow in the Humanities, supported by the Frederic D. Weinstein Memorial Fellowship.

PUBLICATIONS.

BOOKS.

 

in preparation. Rome after Sulla. Bloomsbury Academic. Hardback, paperback, and e-book. Publication expected winter 2016.

in preparation. E.E. Cummings’ Modernism and the Classics: Each Imperishable Stanza. Oxford University Press: Classical Presences Series. Hardback and e-book. Publication expected summer 2016.

 

 

ARTICLES.

 

Roman history & historiography.

2014. The Turning Tide: the politics of the year 79 b.c.e.Transactions of the American Philological Association 144, 415-44.

2013. ‘Sallust’s Historiae and the voice of Sallust’s Lepidus.Arethusa 46, 447-70.

2012. ‘Rome and North Korea: Totalitarian Questions.Greece & Rome 59, 202-13.

2011. ‘The “devotio” of Sallust’s Cotta.American Journal of Philology 132, 397-427.

 

Classical reception & E.E. Cummings.

2014. “a twilight smelling of Vergil”: E.E. Cummings, Classics, and the Great War.Greece & Rome 61, 242-60.

2013. ‘Pretentious Scansion, Fascist Aesthetics, and a Father-complex for Joyce: E.E. Cummings on Sapphics and Ezra Pound.Cambridge Classical Journal 59, 178-98.

 

Other.

forthcoming. Review of James Dempsey. The Tortured Life of Scofield Thayer. University Press of Florida, 2014. Hardback. 256pp. $39.95. In Spring: the Journal of the E.E. Cummings Society 21-22 (2015).

2006. ‘The Lindisfarne Gospels and the Aesthetics of Anglo-Saxon Art.’ Anglo-Saxon Studies in Archaeology and History 13, 105-17. (My undergraduate thesis.)

 

 

LINKS: profile at academia.edu; profile at Capel & Land.

 


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