Prof. 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.
Outreach and schools' talks
I am passionate about sharing my interest in Classics with a wider audience, and I regularly give talks at schools and to wider public audiences. I am very happy to deliver schools' talks on the poems in the current Ovid, Amores 2 OCR A level, and have recently given public talks on slavery in Ovid's Amores, and on the history of sexuality and classical reception.
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 modern ideas about sexuality, 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 homoeroticism in Ovid, the sex scene in Ovid's Ars amatoria 2, translations of classical texts in Thomas Cannon's 1749 defence of same-sex love, and the engagement with Catullus by Sir Richard Burton and Leonard Smithers.
An ongoing research project, Romosexuality, 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 then edited 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/. This interest has more recently led to my work on a monograph entitled Masculine Plural: Queer Classics, Sex, and Education (2018, OUP), which explores the queer classicism of schoolmaster and author Philip Gillespie Bainbrigge (1890-1918), classicist A. E. Housman (particularly in his Praefanda), and others, as expressed in 'underground' works.
My interests in the history of sexuality and in works which have received societal censure or even censorship led me to act as the curator of a 2018-19 display at the Bodleian Library, Story of Phi; this display exhibited in public for the first time books from the Bodleian's extensive collection of works considered 'obscene', which were once segregated from the rest of the Bodleian's collection.
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) were published by Bristol Classical Press; I also regularly speak at school and outreach events around the country, and appeared in Michael Wood's 2017 BBC 4 documentary, Ovid: The Poet and the Emperor.
- Ovidian exile and its reception
- Politics and Latin poetry
- Reception of Latin poetry
- Reception of Roman homosexuality
- Sex and censorship
- The history of homosexuality
- Ingleheart, Jennifer (2018). Masculine Plural: Queer Classics, Sex, and Education. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- Jennifer Ingleheart & Katharine Radice (2011). Ovid, Amores 3: A Selection: 2, 4, 5, 14. Bristol Classical Press.
- Ingleheart, Jennifer (2010). A Commentary on Ovid, Tristia, Book 2. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- Ingleheart, Jennifer (2015). Ancient Rome and the Construction of Modern Homosexual Identities. Classical Presences. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- Ingleheart, Jennifer (2011). Two Thousand Years of Solitude: Exile After Ovid. Classical Presences. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Chapter in book
- Ingleheart, Jennifer (2020). Translation, Identity, and the History of Sexuality: Explorations in Burton and Smithers's Catullus. In The Loeb Classical Library and Its Progeny. Henderson, Jeffrey & Thomas, Richard F. Harvard University Press. 393-421.
- Ingleheart, Jennifer (2019). Vates Lesbia: images of Sappho in the poetry of Ovid. In Roman Receptions of Sappho. Harrison, Stephen. & Thorsen, Thea. Oxford University Press. 205-225.
- Ingleheart, Jennifer. (2018). High Culture in Low Company? The Reception of Ancient 'Homosexuality' in the Pornographic 'The Sins of the Cities of the Plain'. In Classics in Extremis: The Edges of Classical Reception. Richardson, Edmund. Bloomsbury. 88-100.
- Ingleheart, Jennifer (2015). Putting the Roman Back into Romance: The Subversive Case of the Anonymous Teleny. In Ancient Rome and the Construction of Modern Homosexual Identities. Ingleheart, Jennifer Oxford Oxford University Press. 144-160.
- Ingleheart, Jennifer (2015). Romosexuality: Rome, Homosexuality, and Reception. In Ancient Rome and the Construction of Modern Homosexual Identities. Ingleheart, Jennifer Oxford: Oxford University Press. 1-35.
- Ingleheart, Jennifer (2015). The Invention of (Thracian) Homosexuality: The Ovidian Orpheus in the English Renaissance. In Ancient Rome and the Construction of Modern Homosexual Identities. Ingleheart, Jennifer Oxford: Oxford University Press. 56-73.
- 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.
- 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 Oxford Oxford University Press. 198-217.
- Ingleheart, J. (2021). The Ovidian Bedroom (Ars amatoria 2.703–34): The Place of Sex in Ovidian Erotic Elegy and Erotodidactic Verse. TAPA 151(2).
- Ingleheart, Jennifer (2015). Exegi monumentum: exile, death, immortality, and monumentality in Ovid, Tristia 3.3. Classical Quarterly 65(1): 286-300.
- Ingleheart, Jennifer (2015). Responding to Ovid’s Pygmalion episode and receptions of same-sex love in Classical antiquity: art, homosexuality, and the Curatorship of Classical culture in E. M. Forster’s ‘The Classical Annex’. Classical Receptions Journal 7(2): 141-158.
- Ingleheart, J. (2014). Play on the proper names of individuals in the Catullan corpus: wordplay, the iambic tradition, and the late Republican culture of public abuse. Journal of Roman Studies 104: 51-72.
- 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). Victoria Rimell, Ovid's Lovers: Desire, Difference, and the Poetic Imagination. Bryn Mawr Classical Review
- 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). Ovid's error: Actaeon, sight, sex, and striptease. Omnibus 52: 6-8.
- 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.
- 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.
- Ingleheart, Jennifer (2008). (R.K.) Gibson, (S.) Green, (A.) Sharrock (edd.) The Art of Love. Bimillennial Essays on Ovid's Ars Amatoria and Remedia Amoris. Pp. xii + 375. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006. Cased, £60. ISBN: 978-0-19-927777-3. Classical Review 58(1): 129-131.