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.

Research Grants

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

Publications

Books

 YearPublication
(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, Catherine (2017) ''The lies the poets tell: poetry in prose panegyrics'' In: Elsner, J. and Hernandez Lobato, J (eds). Towards a Poetics of Late Latin Literature. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [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
(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]

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