Monthly Archives: March 2016

Review: Hail, Caesar! and the Origins of Swords and Sandals Epics

Laura Eastlake teaches English Literature and Classics at the University of Glasgow. She specialises in Victorian receptions of ancient Rome and is public engagement officer for the CRSN. I’m not going to lie, I had high hopes for Hail, Caesar!, not … Continue reading

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Victoria Moul: The Inbetweener

As an undergraduate student I didn’t study reception in any formal way, although I did write an ‘optional dissertation’ — slightly eccentrically and without any supervision whatsoever — on Keats and Virgil. My dual interests in Classics and English first … Continue reading

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Henry Stead: Amateur Astronomy

Not many people know this, but I’ve recently become pretty obsessed with the night sky. It all began when I came across a man called Roger Langdon, who lived in the Devonshire valley where I grew up. Born in 1825, … Continue reading

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Lorna Hardwick: Approaching Reception

The Classical Reception Studies Network was set up in 2004 as part of a project set up by Professor Lorna Hardwick, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the British Academy. Since Lorna’s retirement she remains active in … Continue reading

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Starting our blog

On the CRSN executive committee, we’ve been thinking about more effective ways to communicate with members but also to disseminate what we do more widely. And so clearly, in addition to our website and our twitter feed @CRSN_UK, a blog … Continue reading

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