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Dr Emma Buckley

Lecturer in Latin
Deputy Head of School, LT Programme Convener

eb221@st-andrews.ac.uk

Phone: 01334 462622

Room: C25

Research profile

Research Interests

  • Post-Virgilian epic and tragedy
  • Supplements, Translations and Reception of Virgil, Ovid and Seneca
  • Academic Drama (neo-Latin tragedies and comedy, 1580-1642) 

My research focuses on responses to Augustan Rome, ancient and (early) modern, from the Flavian epic of Valerius Flaccus, through the early-modern Supplements of Maffeo Vegio and Giovanni Battista Pio (15-16th centuries) and into the great neo-Latin and vernacular drama of the Elizabethan and Jacobean ages. Above all I am interested in the way in which issues of power, obedience and (self-) censorship are negotiated in ancient literature, then translated and transformed by later authors.  

Current research

  • I am finishing a monograph on Valerius Flaccus’ Argonautica, a literary study examining Valerius’ responses to Augustan and Neronian epic and Senecan tragedy.
  • I am currently editing (with E. J. Paleit of Exeter) a modern edition of Thomas May’s 1627 Pharsalia (forthcoming with MHRA 2015).
  • I am completing articles on William Gager’s Ulysses Redux (1592) and Matthew Gwinne’s Nero: nova tragoedia (1603).

Research students

  • I am currently supervising or co-supervising research degrees on the theme of aberration in Senecan tragedy; the reception of Virgil and Lucan in 15th century French epic; the reception of the Polyneices and Eteocles myth in Italian vernacular drama.  
  • I welcome interest in research degrees in post-Virgilian literature and/or its reception, especially in the early modern period. Please feel free to get in touch by email to discuss your research interests and ambitions, whatever your current stage of study.

Publications

A Companion to the Neronian Age
Buckley, E. L. & Dinter, M. T. D. 8 Mar 2013 Wiley-Blackwell. (Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World)
Research output: Book/ReportBook

 

Over Her Live Body? Marriage in Valerius Flaccus’ Argonautica
Buckley, E. L. 1 May 2016 Family in Flavian Epic. Brill, p. 61-88
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Totus Ulixes: Odysseus in the neo-Latin Ulysses Redux
Buckley, E. L. 10 Jan 2016 The Canadian Review of Comparative Literature, special issue. Grant, T. & Fleming, K. (eds.).
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Valerius Flaccus and Seneca's Tragedies
Buckley, E. L. 1 Sep 2014 The Companion to Valerius Flaccus. Manuwald, G. & M. H. (eds.). Brill, p. 307-25
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

'Astyanax', 'Maffeo Vegio'
Buckley, E. L. Nov 2013 Virgil Encyclopedia. Ziolkowski, J. & Thomas, R. (eds.). Wiley-Blackwell
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Maffeo Vegio
Buckley, E. L. 1 Aug 2013 Oxford Guide to the Historical Reception of Augustine. Pollmann, K. F., Lambert, D. & Visser, A. (eds.). Oxford University Press
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Visualising Venus: epiphany and anagnorisis in Valerius Flaccus' Argonautica
Buckley, E. L. 1 Feb 2013 Epic Visions. Vout, C. & Lovatt, H. (eds.). Cambridge University Press, p. 78-98
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Senecan Tragedy
Buckley, E. L. Jan 2013 The Blackwell Companion to the Neronian Age. Buckley, E. L. & Dinter, M. T. D. (eds.). Wiley-Blackwell, (Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World)
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Nero insitiuus: constructing Neronian identity in the pseudo-Senecan Octavia
Buckley, E. 2013 The Julio-Claudian Succession: Reality and Perception of the 'Augustan Model'. Gibson, A. G. G. (ed.). Leiden: Brill, p. 133-154 22 p. (Mnemosyne Supplements; vol. 349)
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

 

'Live false Aeneas!' Marlowe's Dido, Queen of Carthage and the limits of translation
Buckley, E. Nov 2011 In : Classical Receptions Journal. 3, 2, p. 129-147
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ending the 'Aeneid'? Closure and Continuation in Maffeo Vegio's 'Supplementum'
Buckley, E. L. Jan 2006 In : Vergilius. 52, 1, p. 111-140
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

 

Bonadeo (A.), Romano (E.) (edd.) Dialogando con il passato. Permanenze e innovazioni nella cultura latina di età flavia. PP. x + 254, ills. Florence: Le Monnier Università, 2007. Paper. ISBN: 978-88-00-20665-5.
Buckley, E. 2015 In : Classical Review. 2015, 97
Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

The Dramaturgy of Senecan Tragedy
Buckley, E. Nov 2014 In : Journal of Roman Studies. 2014, 104
Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Paolo Asso (ed.), Brill's Companion to Lucan. Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2011. Pp. xxi, 625. ISBN 9789004167865. $247.00.
Buckley, E. L. Sep 2013 In : Journal of Roman Studies. 103, p. 331 332 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Dialogando con il passato.: Permanenze e innovazioni nella cultura latina di età flavia
Buckley, E. L. 2011 In : Classical Review. 61, 2, p. 633 633 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Valerius Flaccus' Argonautica, Book 1. A Commentary  Andrew Zissos. Oxford University Press. pp520. ISBN13: 9780199219490 ISBN10: 0199219494.
Buckley, E. L. 1 Dec 2009 In : Hermathena. 187, p. 128 129 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Si quid mea carmina possunt... Reflections on the Virgilian Tradition: J. M. Ziolkowski and M. C. J. Putnam (Eds), The Virgilian Tradition. The First Fifteen Hundred Years. C. Kallendorf, The Virgilian Tradition. Book History and the History of Reading in Early Modern Europe. C. Kallendorf, The Other Virgil. ‘Pessimistic’ Readings of the Aeneid in Early Modern Culture.
Buckley, E. L. & Houghton, L. B. T. 2009 In : Journal of Roman Studies. 99, p. 207-218
Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Francois Spaltenstein (ed.) Commentaire des Argonautica de Valérius Flaccus (livres 3, 4 et 5); Commentaire des Argonautica de Valérius Flaccus (livres 6, 7 et 8). Collection Latomus, vols.281-282 (2004-5). Bruxelles.
Buckley, E. L. 2008 In : Gnomon. Zeitschrift für die gesamte klassische Altertumswissenschaft.. 80, p. 563-564 2 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Marco Fucecchi, Una Guerra in Colchide. Valerio Flacco, Argonautiche 6,1-426. Introduzione, traduzione e commento.
Buckley, E. L. 2008 In : Classical Review. 58, 1, p. 148-150
Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Andrew Laird, The Epic of America: an introduction to Rafael Landívar and the Rusticatio Mexicana. London, Duckworth 2006.
Buckley, E. L. 2007 In : Journal of Roman Studies. 97, p. 329-331 3 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Anna Cox Brinton, Maphaeus Vegius and his thirteenth book of the Aeneid.  London, Duckworth, 2002.
Buckley, E. L. Feb 2003 In : Bryn Mawr Classical Review. 2003.02.02
Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

 

Matthew Gwinne’s Nero (1603): Seneca, Academic Drama, and the Politics of Polity
Buckley, E. Jun 2013 In : Canadian Review of Comparative Literature. 40, 1, p. 16-33 18 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issue

Latin Language Teaching and the Student Experience
Konig, A. R., Buckley, E. L. & Woodcock Kroble, M. L. 1 Oct 2012
Research output: Non-textual formWeb publication/site

 

For further information on publications, please view my profile on the university's research portal.

Teaching

  • I regularly lecture to sub-Honours Classical Studies modules on Augustan society and Roman Republican Intellectual culture.
  • I teach in sub-Honours Latin modules, on authors including Petronius, Ovid and Virgil.
  • I contribute to team-taught Honours Latin modules in Roman Epic and Latin Didactic.
  • I currently offer a Classical Studies Honours module on ‘the reception of Virgil’ (including Dante, Milton, Marlowe and T. S. Eliot’s The Waste Land), and Latin modules on ‘Senecan Tragedy’ and ‘Ovid and the Art of Translation’.
  • I regularly contribute to the MLitt programme, with professional development seminars on writing book reviews and research proposals, and research topics such as ‘Genre’, ‘Allusion vs Intertext’, and ‘Translation Theory’.

Academic Career

My first degree was from New Hall (now Murray Edwards College), Cambridge (1998-2001). I stayed at Cambridge for both the MPhil and PhD, with part-time stints during that time teaching Latin at New Hall School (Chelmsford, Essex) and Hills’s Road Sixth Form College (Cambridge). I then travelled north to take up my first proper job – the lectureship in Latin and Classical Studies at St Andrews (2006) – and I have been here ever since!  

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