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Dr Kalina Allendorf
MPhil ANU, DPhil Oxf


Lecturer in Classics, Corpus Christi College
Departmental Lecturer in Latin Language and Literature, Faculty of Classics


Corpus Christi College


Dr Kalina Allendorf

Research Keywords:

Latin epic, Latin didactic, esp. Lucretius, Milton, Early Modern classical reception

Research Interests:

I am a Departmental Lecturer in Latin Language and Literature, and a Lecturer in Classics at Corpus Christi College.

My research is concerned with how texts respond to and shape metaphysical and theological issues. My doctoral thesis argued that Milton’s portrayal of fate in Paradise Lost is shaped by his engagement with issues of human and divine freedom in Homer, Vergil, Lucretius, Lucan, and Statius.

More generally, I am interested in how literary texts negotiate questions of human agency, and in the imagery used to depict human subjectivity and perception.

Selected Publications:

Review of Czeslaw Milosz: Native Realm. A Search for Self-Definition and Czeslaw Milosz: Selected and Last Poems, 1931-2004, Translation and Literature, Vol: 24.1, (London 2014), 131-5.

'Milton's Olympian Dialogue: Rereading the First Council Scene in Heaven (Paradise Lost 3.56–343)', International Journal of the Classical Tradition, Vol: 22.2, (2015), 209-222.