Katherine Krauss

Research Interests:

My dissertation examines the intersection of literary aesthetics and social codes in Macrobius' Saturnalia, with a special focus on how these intersections are expressed in the Saturnalia's engagement with Aulus Gellius' Noctes atticae, Plato's Symposium, late antique discourses on gender, and the works of Virgil.  I am currently working on two other projects which likewise join intellectual history and literary criticism in Late Antiquity--one on the historical and literary context of Heliodorus' Aethiopica, and the other on ideas of exemplarity in Livy and Augustine's De civitate Dei.  My broader research interests include the intellectual history of Late Antiquity, the ethics of intertextual allusion, and ideas of 'canon'.