Francesca Middleton

Lecturer in Classics (Greek), University of Cambridge

Francesca Middleton is currently a lecturer in Greek Literature in the Faculty of Classics, Cambridge. She is also Fellow and Director and Studies in Classics at Murray Edwards College. Completing her PhD in 2014, her work primarily focuses on imperial literary culture and models of textuality as employed during the second half of antiquity. She is also interested in contemporary responses to Classics and comparisons between contemporary and ancient literary culture.

Among various forthcoming publications, she is right now in the process of finishing a monograph on the reuse of the Homeric epics in later antiquity, which puts forward a new point of focus for poetic analysis. Suggesting that there is a habit of later poetic practice which is interested more in assimilating new work into the Homeric textual tradition than differentiating itself from it, the book focuses on the idea of 'remixing' material, rather than alluding to it - and what this means for our analysis of works' signification.

Experience

  • –present
    Lecturer in Classics (Greek), University of Cambridge