Katherine Krauss

Research Interests:

My dissertation focuses on building a new literary context for Macrobius' Saturnalia. It undertakes for the first time a comparative examination of Macrobius' treatment of his most important literary interlocutors, with a special focus on how allusions to these authors help Macrobius articulate new codes of comportment for elite scholarly dialogue. 

In addition to my thesis, I have worked on article projects examining the Patristic context of Heliodorus' Aethiopica (forthcoming in Ancient Narrative), and the afterlife of classical exemplary discourses in Augustine's De civitate Dei (forthcoming in Classical Quarterly). My broader research interests include prose works in Late Antiquity (including the ancient novel), and theories of canon formation, in particular the effect of literary 'canons' on social, cultural, and political structures of power.