Dr Matthew Robinson
I studied in Oxford as both an undergraduate and a postgraduate. I then taught at UCL for a number of years, before returning to Oxford in 2012.
My research interests centre on the literature of the late Republic and the Augustan period. In preparing my first book - a commentary on Book 2 of Ovid's Fasti - I became interested in the ways in which texts can engage with not only with other texts but also with the non-textual - for example, religious ritual, art or astronomy. My current research focuses on literature's engagement with sub-literary genres such as declamation, and also on the use of acrostics and telestics in classical poetry.
Latin literature; Ovid; Propertius; Vergil; Catullus; astronomy; mythography; paratext; acrostics; telestics