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Newlands, Carole E. Distinguished Professor

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  • Dr. Newlands' research is focussed on understanding the Roman world in the first century CE when the system of government shifted dramatically from a republic to an autocracy; by the end of the same period the empire had reached a state of unparalleled prosperity and stability. She explores political and social change through key literary, and to some extent also, artistic works of this period, particularly by Ovid and Statius, examining the questions they raise of the freedom of the writer to challenge the status quo, to effect political and social change, to find new forms of expression for new forms of political and cultural power. She is also interested in reception studies, in particular the art and literature inspired by by the works of Ovid (43BCE-17CE), and to the present day. Currently she is writing a book that examines from a post-colonial perspective the reception and translation of epic poetry in Scotland from the sixteenth century to the post-devolution period.

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  • imperial Roman poetry, reception studies, ancient art and social history, Roman religion and gender, medieval Latin poetry

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Teaching

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  • CLAS 1120 - Power and Passion in Ancient Rome
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2020
    Read about mythological heroes and historical individuals from Romulus to Catiline and the emperors Augustus and Nero. Explore why Roman authors told stories the way they did and what those stories might have meant and might mean to us. Ancient texts in English translation.
  • CLAS 4110 - Greek and Roman Epic
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021 / Fall 2021
    Students read in English translation the major epics of Graeco-Roman antiquity such as the Iliad, Odyssey, Argonautica, Aeneid, and Metamorphoses. Topics discussed may include the nature of classical epic, its relation to the novel, and its legacy. No Greek or Latin required. Same as CLAS 5110 and HUMN 4110.
  • CLAS 5110 - Greek and Roman Epic
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021
    Students read in English translation the major epics of Graeco-Roman antiquity such as the Iliad, Odyssey, Argonautica, Aeneid, and Metamorphoses. Topics discussed may include the nature of classical epic, its relation to the novel, and its legacy. No Greek or Latin required. Same as CLAS 4110 and HUMN 4110.
  • LATN 2124 - Intermediate Latin 2
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2021
    Selections from Virgil's Aeneid with attention to literary form and context as well as advanced grammar and syntax. Recommended prerequisite: LATN 2114.
  • LATN 3024 - Introduction to Latin Poetry
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    Author or topic in Latin specified in the online Schedule Planner (e.g., Virgil, Ovid, Catullus, Horace). May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours for different topics.
  • LATN 4044 - Topics in Latin Poetry
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Author or topic specified in Latin specified in the online Schedule Planner (e.g., Roman elegy, Neronian poetry, Lucretius, Roman satire). May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours for different topics. Recommended prerequisites: LATN 3014 and LATN 3024. Same as LATN 5044.
  • LATN 4084 - Survey of Roman Literature Part 2: Imperial
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Covers Imperial Roman literary history from the mid-late Augustan Period to the start of Late Antiquity. Students read principal surviving works of Imperial Roman poetry and prose in the original Latin. Recommended prerequisites: LATN 3014 and LATN 3024. Same as LATN 5084.
  • LATN 5044 - Topics in Latin Poetry
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Author or topic specified in Latin specified in the online Schedule Planner (e.g., Roman elegy, Neronian poetry, Lucretius, Roman satire). May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours for different topics. Same as LATN 4044.
  • LATN 5084 - Survey of Roman Literature Part 2: Imperial
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Covers Imperial Roman literary history from the mid-late Augustan Period to the start of Late Antiquity. Students read principal surviving works of Imperial Roman poetry and prose in the original Latin. Same as LATN 4084.
  • LATN 7014 - Graduate Seminar in Latin Literature
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2021
    May be repeated up to 7 total credit hours. Formerly CLAS 7014.

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