48. Housman's Myth-Making
20 October 2019, 14:30 - 15:00
As part of his attempt to separate his poetry and his profession as a classicist, A. E. Housman downplayed classical references in his verse. Jennifer Ingleheart, Professor of Latin at the University of Durham, explores the significance of some of his classical myths and allusions explores.
We are delighted to hold this event in the newly-refurbished auditorium in St John's College, where A.E. Housman read Classics before going on to be one of the foremost classical scholars of his day.
SpeakerJennifer Ingleheart is Professor of Latin at Durham University. She joined Durham after completing her Oxford DPhil in 2004. She was educated at Wadham College, Oxford, and Bradford Girls’ Grammar School. Her work focuses on Latin love poetry and Roman sexuality, and various responses to both of these. Her first book was a commentary on Ovid’s Tristia 2, the poet’s self-defence from exile to the emperor Augustus for writing a poem, The Art of Love, which Augustus accused of promoting adultery. In Ingleheart’s more ... Read Full Biography
This event is part of a series:
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