Conference and Seminar Presentations
- “Poets and their πρότεροι: Allusive Epigonality in Archaic Greek Poetry”, Arts of Allusion: Greek Intertextuality Over Time, Toronto, Canada, 11–12 Sep. [invited by Peter Bing, Andrew Faulkner and Regina Höschele]
- “Locating Poetic Learning: Hellenistic Scholar-Poets Beyond Alexandria”, ‘Beyond the Birdcage: Hellenistic Scholarship and Learning Outside Alexandria’, 13th Celtic Conference in Classics, Lyon, France, 15–18 Jul. [invited by Thomas R.P. Coward]
- “The Poetics of Iteration: Greek Lyric Between Re-Performance and Intertextual Repetition”, Performing Texts, 6th Open Conference of the Network for the Study of Archaic and Classical Greek Song, Spetses, Greece, 1–5 Jul.
- “The Place of Love in the Greek Anthology”, Desire and Love in Ancient Greece and Rome, Xinya College, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, June [invited by Dr Di Yan, cancelled due to COVID-19 outbreak]
- “Homer, Hesiod and a Footnoting φασί”, CA Conference 2020, Swansea, 17–20 Apr. [cancelled due to COVID-19 outbreak]
- “Homer in his World: Palimpsestic Immersion in the Homeric Hymn to Apollo and Hermesianax’s Leontion”, Palimpsests: Literature in the Second Degree, ICS Seminar, 24 Feb. [invited by Michael Trapp and Fiachra Mac Góráin]
- “Intertextual Impersonation in the Homeric Hymn to Apollo”, ‘Archaic Poetics of Identity’ Panel, 2020 SCS/AIA Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, 2–5 Jan.
- “Knowledge in Gilgameš”, Ancient Near East (ANE) Seminar, Cambridge, 22 Oct. [invited by Martin Worthington]
- “The Coma Stratonices: Hair Encomia, Queenly Power, and Ptolemaic-Seleucid Rivalry”, 14th Groningen Workshop on Hellenistic Poetry: Women and Power in Hellenistic Poetry, Groningen, Netherlands, 21–23 Aug.
- “Intertextual Agones in Archaic Greek Epic: Penelope vs. the Catalogue of Women”, CA / FIEC Conference 2019, London, 4–8 Jul.
- “Sweet and Shrill Songbirds: The Sounds of Lament in Graeco-Roman Elegy”, ‘Song, Lament, Love: Harking Back to the Sounds of Elegy’, 12th Celtic Conference in Classics, Coimbra, Portugal, 26–29 June
- “The Coma Stratonices: Hair Encomia, Queenly Power, and Ptolemaic-Seleucid Rivalry”, ‘Cherchez la femme: Women in Hellenistic History, Historiography and Reception’, 12th Celtic Conference in Classics, Coimbra, Portugal, 26–29 June
- "AP 15: Miscellaneous Joys and Cometas' Paraphrase of John 11", Late Greek Reading Group, Cambridge,14 June
- “Intercultural Indexicality? Markers of Allusion between Greece and the Near East”, Advanced Seminar in the Humanities, Venice International University, San Servolo, Venice, 6–13 Apr.
- “Scholarship and Learning in Hellenistic Poetry Outside Alexandria”, Hellenistic Scholarship and Learning Outside Alexandria, Università Ca’Foscari, Venice, 5 Apr. [invited by Thomas Coward]
- “Repeating the Unrepeated: Homeric Hapax Legomena in Archaic and Classical Greek Poetry”, Orality and Literacy in the Ancient World XIII: Repetition, University of Texas at Austin, 27–31 Mar.
- "Anth. Pal. 7: A Museum of Death”, Late Greek Reading Group, Cambridge, 15 Feb.
- "Nicander’s Hymn to Attalus: Pergamene Panegyric", 2019 SCS/AIA Annual Meeting, San Diego, 3–6 Jan.
- “Cyzicene Epigrams: Anth. Pal. 3”, Late Greek Reading Group, Cambridge, 9 Nov.
- "Talk and Text: The Pre-Alexandrian Footnote between Orality and Writing”, Text and Intertext in Early Greek Poetry, Christ’s College, Cambridge, 3–4 Sep. [invited by Adrian Kelly and Henry Spelman]
- “Lyric Beyond the Canon: The Ithyphallic Hymn for Demetrius Poliorcetes”, Lyric Beyond Lyric, King’s College, London, 24 May
- "Dionysius Periegetes, Oikoumenes Periegesis 1-169: Didactic Authority and Imperial Expanse”, Imperial Greek Epic Reading Group, Cambridge, 2 Mar.
- “Horses for Courses: The Metapoetics of Horse- and Chariot-Riding in Roman Poetry”, Graduate Interdisciplinary Seminar, Cambridge, 3 Nov.
- “Orphic Argonautica 392-575: The Allusive Art of Expansion and Contraction”, Imperial Greek Epic Reading Group, Cambridge, 27 Oct.
- “Sweet and Sombre Songbirds: The Aesthetics of Lament in Graeco-Roman Elegy”, Classics Faculty A Caucus Seminar: Elegy, Cambridge, 18 Oct.
- Response to J. J. Clauss, “The Near Eastern Background of Aetiological Wordplay in Callimachus”, 13th Groningen Workshop on Hellenistic Poetry: Callimachus Revisited (retirement event for Prof. M. Annette Harder), 12–14 Sep.
- “Penelopean Simaetha: A Flawed Paradigm of Femininity in Theocritus’ Second Idyll”, La féminité dans les arts hellénistiques: voix, genre, representations, Lyon, France, 7–9 Sep.
- “Symphonic Bestiaries: Poetic and Cultural Resonances in the Sounds of the Animal Kingdom”, 23rd CorHaLi Colloquium: Soundscapes of the Ancient Greek World, Center for Hellenic Studies in Greece, Nafplio, Greece, 15–18 July
- “Ps.-Oppian, Cynegetica 2.100-158 and 2.343-376: Seleucid echoes and Homeric goats”, Imperial Greek Epic Reading Group, Cambridge, 9 June
- “Colluthus, Rape of Helen 236-316: Traditionality, Gender and Focalisation”, Imperial Greek Epic Reading Group, Cambridge, 3 March
- “The Jewish Epic Fragments of Philo and Theodotus”, Being Jewish, Writing Greek Seminar, Cambridge, 28 Nov.
- “Oppian: Halieutica 3.1-28 and 3.280-337: Mythical Innovation and Martial Fishermen”, Imperial Greek Epic Reading Group, Cambridge, 11 Nov.
- "Indices of Allusion in Early Greek Poetry", Graduate Interdisciplinary Seminar, Cambridge, 21 Oct.
- “Attalid Aesthetics. The Pergamene ‘Baroque’ Reconsidered”, Casting Off Shadows: Hellenistic Poetry Beyond Callimachean Aesthetics, Cambridge, 1–3 Sep.
- “Poetic Memory”, Retirement event for Martin Drury, Merchant Taylors’ School, Northwood, 21 June [invited speaker alongside Alan Sommerstein]
- “Early Hellenistic Epic: A Reassessment”, Hellenistic Poetry Before Callimachus, Liverpool, 14–15 June [invited by Marco Perale]
- “Triphiodorus: Sack of Troy 330-397: The Wooden Horse and Cassandra’s Prophecy”, Imperial Greek Epic Reading Group, Cambridge, 20 May
- “Pergamene Poetics of Praise: Attalid Fragments in Context”, Classical Association Conference 2016, Edinburgh, 6–9 Apr.
- “Quintus Posthomerica 13.251-299: Astyanax’s death and Antenor’s survival”, Imperial Greek Epic Reading Group, Cambridge, 19 Feb.
- “Indices of Allusion in Early Greek Epic”, Edinburgh Classics Postgraduate Seminar Series, Edinburgh, 28 Jan.
- “Quintus Posthomerica 7.169-252: Literary Reverberations on Scyros”, Imperial Greek Epic Reading Group, Cambridge, 27 Nov.
- “Masks and Mirrors: Poetic Self-Consciousness and Literary History in Attic Old Comedy and Hellenistic Poetry”, 12th Groningen Workshop on Hellenistic Poetry: Drama and Performance in Hellenistic Poetry, 19 Aug. [Previously presented: 01/11/2013, Graduate Work-In-Progress Seminar, Oxford; 15/05/2015, Graduate Interdisciplinary Seminar, Cambridge]
- “Civilisation at what cost? Heracles and the Ambiguities of Progress in Hellenistic Poetry”, Progress in Ancient Literature, AMPAL 2015, Edinburgh, 17 June
- “Nonnus Dionysiaca 40.423-534: Nonnus’ aetion of Tyre", Imperial Greek Epic Reading Group, Cambridge, 22 May
- “Nonnus Dionysiaca 25.1-147: Nonnus’ Proem in the Middle”, Imperial Greek Epic Reading Group, Cambridge, 20 Feb.
- “How Old is the ‘Alexandrian Footnote’? Tradition and Self-Consciousness in the Homeric Epics”, Graduate Interdisciplinary Seminar, Cambridge, 23 Jan.
- “What Happens When History Gets Intertextual? Echoes of the Herodotean Cyrus in Lucian’s Zeuxis and Polybius VII.15-18”, Graduate Interdisciplinary Seminar, Cambridge, 31 Oct.
- “Nonnus Dionysiaca 5.287-369: Actaeon’s Transgression and Transformation”, Imperial Greek Epic Reading Group, Cambridge, 31 Oct.
- “From Zero to Hero: Jason's Redemption and the Evaluation of Apollonius' Argonautica”, Failure in Ancient Literature, AMPAL 2014, Cambridge, 6–7 Sep. [Full text available at Humanities Commons; academia.edu]
- “Alexandria Imagined: the Ptolemaic capital in Hellenistic Literature”, Egypt in Classical Literature Seminar, Oxford, 19 June
- “Ideologies of Galatian Victory: Allegories and Analogies in Literature and Art”, Recent Work on Ancient Galatia Workshop, Waterloo, Canada, 13–15 March [Invited by Altay Coşkun]. Previously presented: 21/02/2014, Graduate Work-in-Progress Seminar, Oxford; 10/02/2014, Classical Literature Graduate Seminar, Oxford]
- “Female rhetoric: Mica’s onslaught at Thesm.383-404”, Aristophanes’ Thesmophoriazusae ‘Professorial’ Seminar, Oxford, 3 Feb.
- “How ‘Alexandrian’ is the ‘Alexandrian footnote’? Markers of Intertextuality in Hellenistic Poetry”, Metaphors of Intertextuality Seminar, Oxford, 28 Jan.
- “To the City-Loving Fuscus: Horace Epistles 1.10”, Horace Epistles I ‘Professorial’ Seminar, Oxford, 7 Nov.
- Response to A. Kirichenko, "Importing the Past: Theocritus’ Id.15 and Callimachus’ Aetia”, 11th Groningen Workshop on Hellenistic Poetry: Past and Present in Hellenistic Poetry, 28–30 Aug.