Research Profile

Catherine Ware

Biography

I did my undergraduate studies in UCC, a Masters at Brown University (Rhode Island) and my PhD in TCD.  After teaching for several years  at NUI Maynooth and TCD, I was awarded an Irish Research Council CARA post-doctoral fellowship in 2010.  I spent the first two years  at the University of Liverpool, the third at Maynooth University.  I taught at the University of Edinburgh from 2013-15 and joined the Department of Classics at UCC in January 2016.

Research Interests

I have two main areas of interest.  My doctoral research concerned the Roman epic tradition, particularly how it developed in late antiquity in the work of the court poet Claudian.  I am interested in the changing poetics of late antiquity, especially the complexities of allusion and intertextuality, the assimilation of pagan imagery by Christian literature and the overlap between Latin and Greek poetics in this period.  My second focus of research is rhetoric and imperial discourse.  I am a member of the Panegyrici Latini Project (https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/classics/panegyric/), a collaborative research venture based in the Universities of St Andrews and Liverpool.  The aim of the group is to produce separate commentaries on the individual speeches of the Panegyrici Latini collection, and our research has led to edited volumes, articles, conferences and workshops. I published my first commentary (on PL VI(7)) in December 2020 and am now working on the second.

Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
Finding Fiction - A reading of Sidonius' Epistolary Narrative.Irish Research Council01-OCT-1630-SEP-18€85,979.00

Publications

Books

 YearPublication
(2021)A Literary Commentary on Panegyrici Latini VI(7).
Ware, Catherine (2021) A Literary Commentary on Panegyrici Latini VI(7). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [DOI] [Details]
(2012)Claudian and the Roman Epic Tradition.
Ware, Catherine (2012) Claudian and the Roman Epic Tradition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [Details]

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2017)''Constantine, the Tetrarcy, and the emperor Augustus''
Ware, Catherine (2017) ''Constantine, the Tetrarcy, and the emperor Augustus'' In: Imagining Emperors: Textual and Visual Depictions in Late Antiquity. Leiden: Brill. [Details]
(2017)'The lies the poets tell: Poetry in prose panegyrics'
Ware C. (2017) 'The lies the poets tell: Poetry in prose panegyrics' In: The Poetics of Late Latin Literature. [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'Dreams of genre and inspiration: multiple allusion in Claudian (VI Cons., praefatio)'
Ware, Catherine (2016) 'Dreams of genre and inspiration: multiple allusion in Claudian (VI Cons., praefatio)' In: Classics Renewed: Reception and Innovation in Latin Poetry of Late Antiquity. Heidelberg: Winter Verlag. [Details]
(2016)'Eutropius, Lucan and the ladies of elegy'
Ware, Catherine (2016) 'Eutropius, Lucan and the ladies of elegy' In: Berlincourt, V., Galli Milic L., Nelis, D (eds). Lucan and Claudian: Context and Intertext. Heidelberg: Winter Verlag. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2019)'Panegyric and the discourse of praise in late antiquity'
Catherine Ware (2019) 'Panegyric and the discourse of praise in late antiquity'. Journal of Roman Studies, 109 :291-304 [DOI] [Details]
(2018)'The ashplant and the golden bough: Heaney in Vergil's labyrinth'
Ware, C (2018) 'The ashplant and the golden bough: Heaney in Vergil's labyrinth'. Classical Receptions Journal, 10 :229-248 [DOI] [Details]
(2017)''Speaking of kings and battles: Virgil as prose panegyrist in late antiquity''
Ware, Catherine (2017) ''Speaking of kings and battles: Virgil as prose panegyrist in late antiquity''. Proceedings of The Virgil Society, [Details]
(2016)'Claudian's Arma, a metaliterary pun'
Ware, Catherine (2016) 'Claudian's Arma, a metaliterary pun'. Classical Quarterly, 65 :894-896 [Details]
(2014)'The severitas of Constantine: imperial virtues in PanLat 7(6) and 6(7)'
Ware, Catherine (2014) 'The severitas of Constantine: imperial virtues in PanLat 7(6) and 6(7)'. The Journal of Late Antiquity, 7 (1):86-109 [Details]

Book Reviews

 YearPublication
(2014)R. Flower, Emperors and Bishops in Late Roman Invective, Cambridge 2013.
Ware, Catherine (2014) R. Flower, Emperors and Bishops in Late Roman Invective, Cambridge 2013. Book Reviews [Details]
(2012)M.-F. Guipponi-Gineste, Claudien: Poete du monde a la cour d'Occident, Paris 2010.
Ware, Catherine (2012) M.-F. Guipponi-Gineste, Claudien: Poete du monde a la cour d'Occident, Paris 2010. Book Reviews [Details]

Professional Activities

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2010CARA Postdoctoral fellowship, 3 yrs IRC/Marie Curie

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2017)‘Women, Place and Space’,
Gender Studies (Catherine Lawless, Trinity College Dublin), History (Malgorzata Krasnodebska-D'Aughton, Finola Doyle-O’Neill), Art History (Panayota Volti, Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense; Mary Healy), Study of Religions (Lidia Guzy), Theatre Studies (Marie Kelly), Classics (Catherine Ware) and Applied Social Studies (Caitríona Ní Laoire) (2017) CACSSS masterclass that explored the presence of women in physical and ideological spaces across a chronological and geographical span. [Oral Presentation], ‘Women, Place and Space’, University College Cork . [Details]

Outreach Activities

 Description

Chair (2018-21) and UCC representative.

I am the co-ordinator for the TY programme, Corvinus, which began in 2019. This allows TY students to participate in specific subjects within CACCSS (Celtic Civ. Classics, English, History, Theatre) for a week.

Other Activities

 Description

I am associate editor (late antiquity) for book series Brill's Research Perspectives in Classical Poetry.

Teaching Activities

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2021A World of Wonders: Ovid's Metamorphoses GR2046A World of Wonders: Ovid's Metamorphoses
2022Empresses, Sibyls, Sinners and Saints: Women and Power in the Roman World GR2033Empresses, Sibyls, Sinners and Saints: Women and Power in the Roman World
2022Catullus LT3043Catullus
2022Active Latin LT6020Active Latin
2022Active Latin LT2038Active Latin
2022Satire and Invective in the Roman World GR6013Satire and Invective in the Roman World
2022Vergil, Aeneid 7 LT6019Vergil, Aeneid 7
2022Roman Studies Dissertation GR6007Roman Studies Dissertation
2021Latin in Practice LT6015Latin in Practice
2021Vergil, Aeneid 2 LT6018Vergil, Aeneid 2
2022The Hero's Journey GR2047The Hero's Journey
2022Vergil, Aeneid 7 LT2043Vergil, Aeneid 7

Contact details

Search profiles by name

Search profiles by topic

Department of Classics

Clasaicí

O'Rahilly Building, University College Cork, Western Road, Cork, Ireland

Top