Dr Elizabeth Gloyn

Elizabeth Gloyn

Dr Elizabeth Gloyn

Senior Lecturer in Latin Language and Literature

Phone: +44 1784 276408

Personal profile

My research focuses on the intersections between Latin literature, ancient philosophy and gender studies. I also have a strong interest in classical reception. 

  • My core research is on Seneca the younger and his approach to Stoicism and the family. As a result, I'm interested in his works in general and the social history that provides the context for understanding them, as well as the way that he reshapes Stoicism for Roman culture.
  • In the broader field of Latin literature, I'm interested in innovative approaches to familiar texts, particularly from a feminist perspective or from an angle that incorporates social history and the family.
  • One half of my classical reception interests focused on classics in popular culture, with a particular interest in film and children's literature. My book on the reception of classical monsters in popular culture has just been published by Bloomsbury Academic. 
  • The other half is interested in the history of women and classics, in particular how women became professional academic classicists in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries

My next book project will return to Seneca, this time examining the way that his ethics play out in his tragedies.

If you’re thinking about potential PhD study, I’m interested in supervising work looking at Seneca, the Roman Stoics, and other topics related to my research interests.

As well as academic journal articles and books, I have written for publications with a wider public audience such as Times Higher Education, History Today and Strange Horizons. I have media experience working with television, documentary film, radio and newspapers.

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