Dr Gabriele Wright, PhD in Classics and Romance Languages Cologne 1980, Staatsexamen in Latin and English, Cologne 1981, PGCE in Classics and Modern Languages, Newcastle 1982
I studied Classics, English and Romance Languages at Cologne, Princeton and Newcastle and have taught Classics and German at several institutions, including Newcastle and Durham Universities. My special interests are Homer and his reception and Hildegard of Bingen. At present I am working on a translation of Wolfgang Schadewaldt's Iliasstudien and translating Hildegard's Liber Divinorum Operum.
- Simonis Petri Bartolomei Dissertationes Sex. Edition, translation and commentary. Two vols. (Lehmann, Gerbrunn bei Würzburg, 1981)
- with P. V. Jones, Homer, German Scholarship in Translation (Oxford University Press, 1997)
- with P. V. Jones, translation of W. H. Friedrich, Wounding and Death in the Iliad (Duckworth, 2003)
- translation of W. Stroh, The Legal Problem and the Structure of Cicero’s Speech De domo sua in Cicero the Advocate. Edd. J. G. F. Powell and J. J. Paterson (Oxford 2004 and 2006)
- with P. V. Jones and M. Willcock, translation of F. Albracht, Battle and Battle Description in the Iliad (Duckworth, 2005)
- I have recently researched Hildegard of Bingen, concentrating on Scivias and the Ordo Virtutum and am now working on a translation of her Liber Divinorum Operum. I am also preparing a conference paper on Hildegard's Gospel commentaries.
In addition to teaching Open Modules in the German section of the Centre for Foreign Language Study, I also teach seminars on the MA course in Medieval and Renaissance Studies.(250 hours/year.)