Carol U. Merriam

Faculty of Humanities




Carol U. Merriam

Department of Classics

Professor, Latin Poetry
Interim Dean, Faculty of Humanities
BA Hons, MA (Queen’s), PhD (Ohio State)

Mailing Address:
Brock University
St Catharines, ON  L2S 3A1
CANADA

Phone: 905 688 5550 ext. 4562/3575
Fax: 905 984 4859
Email: merriamc@brocku.ca


Teaching 2014-2015:

  • LATI 1F00: Introductory Latin Language (fall and winter)


Research
:
Professor Merriam’s research is based in the field of Augustan poetry, particularly elegy. She has published a number of articles in this area and a book that examines the use of the figure of Venus by the Augustan elegists, Love and Propaganda: Augustan Venus and the Latin Love Elegists (Brussels, Collections Latomus 2006). In addition, she has written a book on the controversial genre, the epyllion, titled The Development of the Epyllion as a Genre (Mellen Press, 2001).


Recent Publications:

  • “She Who Laughs Best: Ovid, Ars Amatoria 3.279-290,” Latomus 70: 2010/2011: 405-421.
  • “Rewriting Grief: Edna St. Vincent Millay’s Re-crafting of Ancient Poetry of Grief and Loss” Rewriting Text, Remaking Image (edd. L. Boldt-Irons, C. Federici, E. Virgulti) (Peter Lang Publishing 2010) 97-106.
  • “The Seductiveness of Deception: Ovid’s Advice to Lovers” Disguise, Deception, Trompe l’Oeil (edd. L. Boldt-Irons, C. Federici, E. Virgulti) (Peter Lang Publishing 2008) 21-40.
  • Edition of The Life of John Wilkes (collaboration with Dr. J. Sainsbury, Department of History) Studies in Voltaire and the Eighteenth Century 6 (2008) 263-310.
  • “Sleeping Beauty: Propertius 1.3,” Beauty and the Abject: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (edd. L. Boldt-Irons, C. Federici, E. Virgulti) (Peter Lang Publishing, 2007) 253-266.
  • Love and Propaganda: Augustan Venus and the Latin Love Elegists (Brussels, Collections Latomus 2006).
  • “Sulpicia and the Art of Literary Allusion” chapter in Women Poets in Ancient Greece and Rome, ed. Ellen Greene (University of Oklahoma Press, 2005) 158-168.
  • “Either With Us Or Against Us: The Parthian in Augustan Ideology” Scholia 13 (2005) 56-70.


Recent Papers Presented:

  • “The Sights of Rome: The Einsiedeln Itinerary” (in collaboration with Dr. A. Jansen), Department of Classics Research Seminar Series, Brock University, November 2010.
  • “The Epyllion: Diverting and Subverting the Heroic” presented at The International Symposium Das Epyllion: Gattung ohne Geschichte?, University of Zurich, Switzerland, July 2009.
  • Lusimus Satis: Catullus 61 and the Maturing of the Poet’s World,” Department of Classics Research Seminar Series, Brock University, March 2009.
  • “Rewriting Grief: Edna St. Vincent Millay’s Re-crafting of Ancient Poetry of Grief and Loss,” Image and Imagery V: Re-Making, Re-writing, Re-discovery, Brock University,October 2008.
  • “Dishevelled and Dangerous: Mad Women and Social Convention in Ancient Poetry,” Madness Manifest: Creativity, Art and the Margins of Mental Health Symposium, Brock University, January 2008.

 

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