Assistant Professor of Classics
BSc (Queen’s), MA (Queen’s), PhD (Otago)
Lawson Hall, Room 3226
(519) 661-2111 ext. 84518
Areas of Interest
Latin epic and lyric (literary interpretation and textual criticism), violence in the ancient world (cognitive and social psychological approaches), Classical reception in popular media, digital humanities (especially the Tesserae project).
- Statius, Thebaid 2: Edited with an Introduction, Translation, and Commentary (Oxford, under contract for 2017).
- “Assessing digital tools for the study of intertextuality: A comparison of Tesserae and Musisque Deoque” (manuscript in preparation). Co-author with N. W. Bernstein.
- “‘Our names’ll live forever’: Generic heroism in Brett Ratner’s Hercules (2014) and Steve Moore’s Hercules: The Thracian Wars (2008)” (manuscript in preparation).
- Brill’s Companion to Statius (Leiden, 2015). Co-editor with W. J. Dominik and C. E. Newlands. Includes two contributed chapters: “Parent-child conflict in the Thebaid” and “Reading Statius” (co-authored with C. E. Newlands and W. J. Dominik).
- “Comparative rates of text reuse in classical Latin hexameter poetry”, Digital Humanities Quarterly 9.3 (2016). Co-author with N. W. Bernstein and Wei Lin.
- “Notes on Statius, Thebaid 2”, Classical Quarterly 65 (2015), 411–15.
- “Tydeus the hero? Intertextual confusion in Statius, Thebaid 2”, Phoenix 69 (2015), 56–78.
- Contribution to The Vates Anthology of New Latin Poetry (ed. M. Walker, 2015), pp. 42–50. Art by Garett Schoffro.
- “‘This is my Sparta!’ 300 (1998), 300 (2007), and Three (2013–14)”, The Amphora Issue, Melbourne Historical Journal 42.2 (2014), 3–19.
- “Viewing violence in Statius’ Thebaid and the films of Quentin Tarantino”, in H. Lovatt and C. Vout (eds), Epic Visions: Visuality in Greek and Latin Epic and its Reception (Cambridge, 2013), 139–67.
- “Statius, Thebaid 2.473: iam Telamona solo, iam stratum Ixiona linquens”, Mnemosyne 66 (2013), 312–13.
- “Neu desint epulis rosae: Re-evaluating the addressee and intertexts of Hor. Carm. I, 36”, Latomus 71 (2012), 47–62.
- “Es quod es: Monstrous heroism and Oedipal consumption in Statius, Thebaid 2” (2015 CAC Annual Conference, University of Toronto, May 2015).
- Hexametric intertextuality: A digital approach” (Victoria University of Wellington, May 2014 and 35th ASCS conference, Massey University, January 2014).
- “Arena, epic, internet: Viewing violence like a Roman (or, ‘I wouldn’t shoot a man in Reno, but I might watch him die’)” (University of Otago, March 2013 and 34th ASCS conference, MacQuarie University, January 2013).
- “O = Constantinopolitanus? The text of the Thebaid and my struggle to invent it” (University of Otago, May 2012).
- “Bastardi sine gloria: The violence of P. Papinius Statius and Quentin T. Tarantino” (“Always coming after: The influence and impact of post-Augustan Latin epic”, University of Nottingham, July 2010).
- “Blood, guts, and laughter: Dark humour in Statius’ account of the Lemnian Women” (“Lingua sed torpet: Manifestations of emotion in the ancient world”, University of Virginia, February 2008).