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Alison Keith Print E-mail
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Ph.D. (University of Michigan)


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Bio and Research

Alison Keith received her B.A. in Honours Classics from the University of Alberta and completed her M.A. and Ph.D. in Classical Studies at the University of Michigan. She has written extensively about the intersection of gender and genre in Latin literature, and is the author of The Play of Fictions: Studies in Ovid’s Metamorphoses Book 2 (Ann Arbor 1992), Engendering Rome: Women in Latin Epic (Cambridge 2000), Propertius, Poet of Love and Leisure (Duckworth 2008), and a commentary on selections from Latin Epic for Bolchazy-Carducci (2012); and the co-editor (with Stephen Rupp) of Metamorphosis: the Changing Face of Ovid’s Metamorphoses in Medieval and Early Modern Europe (Toronto 2007) and (with Jonathan Edmondson) Roman Dress and the Fabric of Roman Society (Toronto 2008). Current projects include a commentary on the fourth book of Ovid’s Metamorphoses for Cambridge University Press; and a SSHRC-funded project on the reception of Ovid’s Metamorphoses in Flavian epic.

She has taught at the University of Toronto since 1988 and holds cross-appointments in the Centre for Medieval Studies and the Centre for Comparative Literature as well as the Women and Gender Studies Institute. In the past she has served as Editor of Phoenix, Journal of the Classical Association of Canada (2002-07), and President of the Classical Association of Canada (2010-2012). She is currently Past President of the CAC (2012-2014), Co-Editor (with Jonathan Edmondson) of the Phoenix Supplementary Series (2008- ) and General Editor (with Ingrid Holmberg) of the subseries Phoenix Studies in Gender (2001- ).

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Departmental Lectures

Thursday, October 2
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Alex Purves, UCLA

Friday, October 3
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Nigel Spivey, University of Cambridge

Friday, October 10
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Cynthia Damon, University of Pennsylvania

Friday, November 7
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
J. Ker, University of Pennsylvania

Friday, November 28
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
D. Pritchard

Work in Progress

Thursday, October 16
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Matthew Cohn, University of Toronto

Thursday, October 30
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Rob McCutcheon, University of Toronto

Thursday, November 13
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
M. Hanses, University of British Columbia

Thursday, November 27
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Eirene Seiradaki, University of Toronto

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