|Professor in the Department of English Studies||Room 204, Hallgarth House||+44 (0) 191 33 42567|
|Member of the Centre for Visual Arts and Culture|
|Member of the Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies|
Mandy Green was a student at Durham where she read English and Latin, Joint Honours, and continued at Durham for her postgraduate studies. Her research interests centre on classical presences in English literature with a particular focus on Ovid and Milton.
Her monograph, Milton’s Ovidian Eve, looks at the ways in which Milton appropriates narrative structures, verbal echoes and literary strategies from the Metamorphoses – not least Ovid’s own central metaphor of continuous transformation – to create a subtly evolving portrait of the first woman, Eve.The book proceeds by a series of unfolding explorations of Eve, examining her alignment with a range of mythological figures from a number of different vantage points. These metamorphic moments, when one mythological figuration effortlessly melts into another, generate an exciting sense of dynamic provisionality about Eve; they become a way of enacting or expressing subtly shifting states of mind and feeling, imparting a sense of psychological depth and authenticity to her responses, which are always in process, moment by moment, rather than fixed and formulated from the outset. Paradise Lost’s complex interplay with the Metamorphoses affects a reading of crucial, defining moments in the narrative and challenges preconditioned responses to the poem, which have derived from easy suppositions about Milton’s attitude to women, pagan mythology and Ovid himself. This study stands at the intersection of a number of seventeenth century cultural contexts and discourses, most notably, gender relations and intertextuality.
Mandy Green is a member of the Centre for the Study of the Classical Tradition, the Centre for Visual Arts and Cultures and the Institute of Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Durham. She is also a member of the British Milton Seminar and reviews titles for the Modern Language Review, Milton Quarterly, Classical Review and the Review of English Studies. She acts as a referee for Milton Studies and is an Associate Editor for the International Journal of the Arts in Society.
Dr Green has supervised research on seventeenth-century drama, poetry and translations, and would welcome students with research interests in early modern English literature and comparative literature.
- Green, M. (in press). Vincenzo Cartari's Images of the Gods of the Ancients. Milton Quarterly, 49, 294-297
- Green, M. (2013). Milton and Ovid. Classical Review, 63(2), 597-598. https://doi.org/10.1017/s0009840x13001388
- Green, M. (2012). Milton's Messiah: The Son of God in the Works of John Milton. Modern Language Review, 107(2), 611-612. https://doi.org/10.5699/modelangrevi.107.2.0611
- Green, M. (2009). Milton, Evil and Literary History
- Green, M. (2008). The Age of Milton and the Scientific Revolution. Modern Language Review, 103(4), 1107-8
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- Green, M. (2021). ‘Two Great Sexes Animate the World’: Looking Past ‘Milton’s Bogey’ in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein’. In M. Green, & S. Al-Akhras (Eds.), Women (Re)Writing Milton (49-70). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780367760205
- Green, M. (2014). 'Joy and Harmles Pastime': Milton and the Ovidian Arts of Leisure. In J. F. Miller, & C. E. Newlands (Eds.), A handbook to the reception of Ovid (324-338). Wiley. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118876169.ch22
- Green, M. (2011). 'Laetus & exilii conditione fruor: Milton's Ovidian Exile'. In J. Ingleheart (Ed.), Two Thousand Years of Solitude: Exile after Ovid (85-102). Oxford University Press
- Green, M. (2006). 'Content with the British Islands as My World': The Choice of the Vernacular in the Evolution of Milton's Poetic Identity. In Z. Mazur, & T. Bela (Eds.), Language and identity : English and American studies in the age of globalization (188-201). Jagiellonian University Press
- Green, M. (2005). Ovid (43 BCE-17). . Literary Dictionary Company
- Green, M. (2004). The Aeneid: Virgil (Introduction, Synopsis, and Bibliography, Notes and Glossary). In The Aeneid : Virgil. Wordsworth Classics
- Green, M. (2003). 'Catullus: Life and Works'. In The Literary Encyclopedia. Literary Dictionary Company
- Green, M. (2002). Virgil: Life and Work. In The Literary Encyclopedia. Literary Dictionary Company
- Green, M. (2002). Virgil: The Aeneid. In The Literary Encyclopedia. Literary Dictionary Company
- Green, M. (2001). Metamorphoses [Transformations]. In The Literary Encyclopedia. Literary Dictionary Company
- Green, M. (2000). "Words of Power": The Search for authority in 'Hymn to the Naiads'. In R. Dix (Ed.), Mark Akenside: A Reassessment (183-228). Associated University Press
- Green, M. (2018). Mortal Change: Life After Death in Paradise Lost. Milton studies, 59, 57-90. https://doi.org/10.5325/miltonstudies.59.2018.0057
- Al-Akhras, S., & Green, M. (2016). Satanic whispers: Milton’s Iblis and the “Great Sultan”. The Seventeenth Century, 1-20. https://doi.org/10.1080/0268117x.2016.1252279
- Green, M. (2015). Leaving the Garden: Re-visioning Eve in Poetry and Art. International Journal of Social, Political and Community Agendas in the Arts, 10(4), 33-52. https://doi.org/10.18848/2326-9960/cgp/v10i04/36434
- Green, M. (2012). Reaching a European Audience: Milton's Neo-Latin Poems for Charles Diodati, 1625-39. The European Legacy, 17(2), 165-184. https://doi.org/10.1080/10848770.2012.655633
- Green, M. (2007). "Ad Ferrum ... Ab Auro": Degenerative and Regenerative Patterning in the Final Books of Paradise Lost. Modern Language Review, 102(3), 654-671. https://doi.org/10.2307/20467426
- Green, M. (2005). The Virgin in the Garden: Milton's Ovidian Eve. Modern Language Review, 100(4), 903-922
- Green, M. (2001). Softening the Stony: Deucalion, Pyrrha, and the Process of Regeneration in Paradise Lost. Milton Quarterly, 35(1), 9-21. https://doi.org/10.1111/1094-348x.00002
- Green, M. (1996). 'The Vine and her Elm'. Modern Language Review, 91(2), 301-16
- Green, M. (2017, December). Milton's Global Reach
- Green, M. (2017, December). "Mortal Change": Life after Death in Milton's Paradise. Paper presented at Eleventh International Milton Symposium, Exeter University
- Green, M. (2016, December). 'Image Making and Breaking: Eve as "Goddess Humane"
- Green, M. (2015, December). The Work-Life Balance: Milton and the Rehabilitation of Otium. Paper presented at Cities and Citizens (IMEMS), Durham University
- Green, M. (2015, December). Eve and the Reader in Paradise Lost. Paper presented at Renaissance Society of America, Berlin
- Green, M. (2012, December). 'Joy and Harmles Pastime': Milton and Ovidian Leisure. Paper presented at Tenth International Milton Symposium, Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo
- Green, M. (2011, December). The Neo-Latin Poems for Charles Diodati. Paper presented at British Milton Seminar, Birmingham and Midland Institute