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Name Professor Charles Martindale
Job title Emeritus Professor
Department Department of Classics & Ancient History University of Bristol
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Qualifications MA, BPhil(Oxon), PhD(Bristol)
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Keywords literature
critical theory
aesthetics
Latin poetry
Shakespeare
Milton
Areas of expertise My research interests are wide-ranging, with a particular commitment to cross-disciplinary research. I am interested in Latin poetry (particularly Catullus, Virgil, Horace, Ovid, Lucan), and its reception, especially in English literature. I have written extensively on Shakespeare’s and Milton’s engagement with antiquity. My book Redeeming the Text, on reception theory and the classics, helped to set the agenda for what has become the fastest growing area of the discipline; and I have recently co-edited with Professor Richard Thomas of Harvard University a collection of essays designed to carry the debate forward (Classics and the Uses of Reception).

I was awarded a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship to write a monograph Latin Poetry and the Judgement of Taste arguing for the importance of beauty and the aesthetic in our response to the arts.