Carol U. Merriam

Professor, Latin Poetry

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

Phone: 905 688 5550 x4562/3575
Fax: 905 984 4859
Email: merriamc@brocku.ca

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).

“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.

“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.