Dr Jennifer Ingleheart
Areas of doctoral supervision
I am keen to supervise students working on any aspect of Latin poetry and its reception (including translation), as well as those with an interest in the reception of Roman culture in later constructions of homosexuality.
Education and career
I took up a lectureship at Durham in 2004, on completion of my Oxford D. Phil., and after holding teaching posts in the United States, the University of Wales, and several Oxford colleges.
Research and other interests
I have a long-standing interest in Latin poetry (particularly the works of the elegists and Catullus), its relationship with politics and culture, and its reception (including its translation history), and welcome enquiries from prospective graduate students considering working in any of these areas. A more recent research interest is in how later cultures have responded to the phenomenon of Roman homosexuality, and the role which ancient Rome has played in constructing modern homosexual identities, and I would welcome prospective graduate students with an interest in this underexplored and diverse area.
A revised version of my doctoral thesis, a commentary on Ovid, Tristia 2, was published by Oxford University Press in 2010, and OUP published my edited volume on the reception of the figure of the exiled Ovid (Two Thousand Years of Solitude: Exile after Ovid) in 2011. I have recently written papers on play on personal names in Catullus, Ovid's reception of Sappho, the first English translation of Ovid's Ibis, and E. M. Forster's reception of Ovid's version of the Pygmalion myth.
My current major research project explores the role played by the reception of Rome in the construction of Western homosexual identities; I organised a major international conference (funded by the British Academy) on this topic which was held in Durham in April 2012, and I am editing for OUP a collected volume of papers arising from the conference: for more information on the conference and its remit, see http://romosexuality.wordpress.com/.
Other current projects include the volume I have been commissioned to write for the new Greece and Rome New Surveys in the Classics on Ovid and a paper on the reception of homosexual material in Hellenistic Greek literature.
I am keen to share my love of classics with more than just my fellow academics and students, and my introductory essays on the AS level Latin set text (Ovid, Amores 3.2, 4, 5 and 14) have recently been published by Bristol Classical Press; I also regularly speak at school and outreach events around the country.
- Ovidian exile and its reception
- Politics and Latin poetry
- Reception of Latin poetry
- Sex and censorship
- Ingleheart, Jennifer (2010). A Commentary on Ovid, Tristia, Book 2. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- Ingleheart, Jennifer (2011). Two Thousand Years of Solitude: Exile After Ovid. Classical Presences. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- Ingleheart, Jennifer (2012). Vates Lesbia: images of Sappho in the poetry of Ovid. In Sappho's Roman Reception. Harrison, Stephen. & Thorsen, Thea. Trondheim Studies in Greek and Latin.
- Ingleheart, Jennifer (2011). 'I shall be thy devoted foe': the exile of the Ovid of the Ibis in English reception. In Two Thousand Years of Solitude: Exile After Ovid. Ingleheart, Jennifer Oxford: Oxford University Press. 119-134.
- Ingleheart, Jennifer (2011). Introduction: Two Thousand Years of Responses to Ovid's Exile. In Two Thousand Years of Solitude: Exile After Ovid. Ingleheart, Jennifer Oxford: Oxford University Press. 1-19.
- Jennifer Ingleheart & Katharine Radice (2011). Introductory essays. In Ovid, Amores III. A Selection: 2, 4, 5, 14. Bristol Classical Press.
- Ingleheart, Jennifer (2010). I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here: the reception of Euripides' Iphigenia among the Taurians in Ovid's Exile Poetry. In Beyond the fifth century: Interactions with Greek Tragedy from the Fourth Century BCE to the Middle Ages. Gildenhard, Ingo & Revermann, Martin de Gruyter. 219-246.
- Ingleheart, Jennifer (2009). Writing to the Emperor: Horace's Presence in Ovid'S, Tristia 2. In Perceptions of Horace: A Roman Poet and his Readers. Houghton, Luke & Wyke, Maria Cambridge University Press. 123-139.
- Ingleheart, Jennifer (2008). et mea sunt populo saltata poemata saepe (Tristia 2.519). Ovid and the pantomime. In New Directions in Ancient Pantomime. Hall, Edith & Wyles, Mary-Rose 198-217.
Journal papers: academic
- Ingleheart, Jennifer (Forthcoming). Queering Ovid’s Pygmalion: art, homosexuality and the reception and curatorship of Classical culture in E. M. Forster’s “The Classical Annex”. Classical and Modern Literature
- Ingleheart, Jennifer (2012). Ovid's scripta puella: Perilla as poetic and political fiction in Tristia 3.7. Classical Quarterly 62(1): 227-241
- Ingleheart, Jennifer (2010). The Literary 'Successor': Ovidian Meta-poetry and Metaphor. Classical Quarterly 60(1): 167-172.
- Ingleheart, Jennifer (2007). Propertius 4.10 and the end of the Aeneid: Augustus, the spolia opima and the right to remain silent. Greece and Rome 54(1): 61-81.
- Ingleheart, Jennifer (2006). Burning Manuscripts: the literary apologia in Ovid's Tristia 2 and Vladimir Nabokov's On a Book Entitled Lolita. Classical and Modern Literature 26(2): 79-109.
- Ingleheart, Jennifer (2006). Ovid, Tristia 1.2: high drama on the high seas. Greece and Rome 53(1): 73-91.
- Ingleheart, Jennifer (2006). What the Poet Saw: Ovid, the error and the theme of sight in Tristia 2. Materiali e discussioni per l'analisi dei testi classici 56(1): 63-86.
- Ingleheart, J. (2003). Catullus 2 and 3: A programmatic pair of Sapphic Epigrams?. Mnemosyne 56(5): 551-565.
Journal papers: popular
- Ingleheart, Jennifer (2006). Ovid's error: Actaeon, sight, sex, and striptease. Omnibus 52: 6-8.
- Ingleheart, Jennifer (Published). Gibson (R.), Green (S.), Sharrock (A.) (edd.). The Art of Love. Bimillennial Essays on Ovid’s Ars Amatoria and Remedia Amoris. Classical Review 58(1): 129-31.
- Ingleheart, Jennifer. (2007). Victoria Rimell, Ovid's Lovers: Desire, Difference, and the Poetic Imagination. Bryn Mawr Classical Review
- Ingleheart, Jennifer (2006). Review: R. Dimundo: Ovidio. Lezioni d'amore. Saggio di commento al I Libro dell' Ars amatoria. Classical Review 56(1): 114-115.