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).
- CS3905G: Latin Mythological Epic MWF (12:30-1:30pm)
- LA1000-001: Introductory Latin MWF (9:30-10:30am)
- LA3200B/4904B: Latin Poetry Selections MWF (2:30-3:30pm)
- Latin 9221A: Horace's Odes M (2:30-5:30pm)
- Statius, Thebaid 2: Edited with an Introduction, Translation, and Commentary (Oxford, under contract for 2017).
- “Odi(tque moras): Ending epic quickly in Thebaid 12.730–819” (under contract for Dictynna 12 ).
- “‘This is my Sparta!’: Frank Miller’s ‘300’ and Kieron Gillen’s ‘Three’” (invited feature article for The Amphora Issue, Melbourne Historical Journal 2014).
- “Tydeus the hero? Intertextual confusion in Statius, Thebaid 2” (under review by Phoenix).
- “Comparative rates of text reuse in classical Latin hexameter poetry” (with Neil W. Bernstein and Wei Lin, under review by Digital Humanities Quarterly).
- Brill’s Companion to Statius (Leiden, under contract for 2014). 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).
- “Notes on Statius, Thebaid 2”, Classical Quarterly forthcoming (2015).
- “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.
- “Certamen Choronzonis et Morpheos”, Vates: The Journal of New Latin Poetry 9 (2014), 11–12.
- “Reading Ovid: Original Latin epigrams inspired by the Metamorphoses”, Vates: The Journal of New Latin Poetry 8 (2013), 12–14.
- 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).
- “Solus in arma uoco: Tydeus’ monomachy and its epic predecessors” (“From Nero to Hadrian: An Australasian symposium”, University of Otago, June 2009).
- “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).
- “The Arch of Septimius Severus in the Roman Forum” (“Clamor ad caelum: Disaster and antiquity”, University of Michigan, February 2007).